ERIC Number: ED366449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Prenatal Exposure to Substances of Abuse: An Evaluation of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Emergency Grants Program.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
A program was developed and implemented to train early childhood educators in two New York City school districts in how to identify and refer students who have been prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol. Two substance abuse prevention and intervention specialists implemented the program, training 88 teachers in 4 schools. At the end of the project a curriculum guide was developed to serve as a handbook for replicating the program elsewhere. Evaluation data indicated that teachers increased their knowledge of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure. Teachers also felt that presentations at instructional workshops could be made more clear. A number of recommendations are made in the areas of communication and collaboration, procedure and implementation, and content. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.