ERIC Number: ED351331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Saginaw Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education and Training Program: Product Evaluation, 1990-1991.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
This report evaluates the Saginaw Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Training Program conducted in 1990-1991, which provided in-depth training for 94 professionals including 63 teachers and 7 counselors through a workshop lasting 5 days and containing 6 hours of instruction per day. The workshops addressed the identification of both drug abuse problems (use and co-dependency) and practical intervention strategies. An exit evaluation questionnaire was developed and used to assess participants' perceptions of how much they gained from the seminar and their opinions of it. Approximately three quarters "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that the seminar increased their knowledge in the topic areas. The most frequently noted strengths of the seminar were that it provided useful information and intervention techniques and that it gave details about the resources available in the system and community. The most frequently noted weakness was that it needed to focus more on practical suggestions. Appendices include the School District's alcohol drug and alcohol abuse policy for students; a workshop agenda; a workshop evaluation form and content examination; and lists of participants by occupation. Recommendations, test instruments, and 57 references complete the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Attachment Behavior, Board of Education Policy, Drug Abuse, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Counselors, School Districts, Secondary School Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.