ERIC Number: ED346370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Organizational Guidelines for Establishing a Core Team To Deal with Alcohol and Drug Abuse: In a High School.
Sarnecki, Thomas G.
A practicum was designed to organize a drug prevention/intervention program for high school students. Goals of the practicum were to organize a core team to address alcohol and drug prevention/intervention strategies; to assist staff members in recognizing early warning signs of potential substance abusers and at-risk students; and to develop an effective referral system for students suspected of alcohol or drug use. A 2-day inservice workshop was conducted for staff members to make them aware of the core team and substance abuse counselor's roles and responsibilities in addressing substance abuse problems. A handbook was developed that focused on intervention procedures for students identified as drug and alcohol users, prevention of alcohol and drug use, objectives of an alcohol and drug awareness program, student drug policy, referral to community programs, and referral guidelines. This practicum was successful as verified by the adoption and implementation of eight objectives. An indirect outcome of the practicum was the enlistment of the University of South Florida's "SAFE TEAM," a drug prevention/intervention grant program to assist all high schools in the author's county with a training program to develop peer teams to help fight drugs. Fifteen appendixes contain: a Self-Reporting Rating Scale; pre-test and post-test results of the scale; survey results of student assistance program models; description of the teacher/counselor student assistance program inservice; student referral form; letter to parent; high school officer's classroom presentation list; attendance and activity reports, contacts with media; list of media center's substance abuse education/prevention video; a list of ways to identify high-risk substance users, grades 9-11; and core team logo. (Contains 100 references) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.