ERIC Number: ED356446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Project AAPT: Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
Project AAPT: Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training was developed in response to the pervasive problem of alcohol abuse by young people. The goals of Project AAPT were to establish, expand, and enhance programs for the training of educational personnel that emphasize the involvement and cooperation of the family, school, and community in alcohol abuse prevention and intervention. The project was piloted in Community School District 31, which covers the borough of Staten Island. Five program objectives included: development of curriculum materials for training personnel; increased knowledge of alcohol abuse prevention education strategies; transfer of knowledge gained to instructional and non-instructional duties; student awareness of the dangers of alcohol use; and the development and dissemination of a replication guide to facilitate the implementation of similar projects in other districts. In total 331 school personnel participated in the workshops, including instructional and non-instructional staff. Findings indicated that Project AAPT was quite successful in providing school personnel with information about alcohol abuse, and prevention and intervention strategies. The workshops were generally well-received by participants. Based on the project's findings it was recommended that program administrators provide additional time in the workshop leaders' training; explore ways in which the curriculum can be customized; increase time spent in workshop sessions on assisting teachers in preparing alcohol-related classroom lessons; and provide ongoing support to workshop participants. (ABL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston St., Room 507, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.