ERIC Number: ED369183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Piecing Together an Integrated Approach to Drug-Free Schools. 1992-93 Final Report.
Wiehe, James A.
The federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities (DFSC) Act of 1986 provides funding to school districts to help eliminate drug and alcohol use on their campuses. In 1992-93, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) received $467,362 from the act. The funds supported a wide assortment of preventative and educational programs regarding the illegal and harmful use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Student programs included the Conflict Resolution Program, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), innovative programs, Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL), Plays for Living, private schools, Student Assistance Program, and Student Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Program (SADAEPP). MegaSkills was a parent program. Curriculum and staff development programs included K-12 curriculum, Medicine Education and Safety Program, Quality Schools, and All Well Health Services. Findings show that the programs helped lower alcohol and illegal drug use. The DARE and SADAEPP programs decreased the likelihood of students using alcohol or illegal drugs. Staff responded positively to the Plays for Living program. However, fewer staff believed that the presence of illegal drugs on campus is decreasing. Use of alcohol or illegal drugs by Austin students within the past 30 days was found to be two to three times the state average. (Contains 21 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.