ERIC Number: ED352593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Restructuring Schools: Reducing Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse among Adolescents through a School-Community-University Partnership Program in the Federal Way School District.
James, William H.
This is a descriptive report on the level of substance use by at-risk students attending Continuation/Contract-Based Education (CBE) High School in the Federal Way School District in the state of Washington. These students participate in a school-community partnership program which utilizes a student assistance program/case management model to reduce substance use among at-risk students. Information in this report provides nine months of baseline data on students at Continuation/CBE High School. This report also provides a preliminary evaluation of student assistance programming; a follow-up report in August 1993 will include the results yielded from tracking students required to complete education classes, intensive outpatient programs, residential programs, and aftercare programs. It is noted that six sources of data were employed in this study: student records; diagnostic assessment data; student demographic data; on-site visits and discussions with representatives of the student assistance team; the 10-Minute Wonder, a checklist to assist teachers in identifying at-risk students; and the Stress Response Scale, a measure of emotional state. It is claimed evaluation results so far are promising, showing lower overall combined diagnosed rates for substance abuse and chemical dependency, with a rate of substance abuse or chemical dependency almost 30% lower than in the previous year. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students.