ERIC Number: ED374390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Support Services Personnel Drug Prevention Training Project in the Public School Systems in Los Angeles County, California: Program Evaluation Report, 1992-1994.
Kester, Donald L.
This Drug Prevention Training Project focused on helping school personnel work with students involved in drugs and/or alcohol. This report evaluates the success of this effort which took place during the 1992-1994 academic years. The Project sought to accomplish five objectives: (1) recruit at least 800 school counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers in 15 regional training meetings, and train them in drug prevention and intervention techniques and procedures; (2) have at least 80 percent of the participants expressing increased confidence in counseling students referred to them for drug and alcohol involvement; (3) support four previously established regional networks for school counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and other school personnel responsible for drug prevention and intervention; (4) make participants more knowledgeable about local and regional drug prevention, drug treatment, and drug education resources; and (5) explain the Los Angeles County of Education developed model student substance-abuse database and tracking system to participants and encourage them to use it. Organizers met all five project objectives and the external program evaluator deemed the project successful. Participants also highly rated the training that they received. Included in this evaluation are seven appendices which feature copies of meeting agendas, resources, and samples of drug abuse surveys. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.