ERIC Number: ED378500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
California Programs To Prevent and Reduce Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use among In-School Youth: 1992-93 Annual Evaluation Report.
Romero, Frank; And Others
The program implementation and cost data, along with the student substance use and program exposure data, of the Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Education (DATE) Program are presented. The data came from a random sample of California public school districts. This evaluation concentrates on five components of the DATE Program: (1) Curriculum delivery; (2) Curriculum training; (3) Staff development; (4) Student identification and referral; and (5) Positive alternative activities. To address these components, the following questions were asked: What are schools doing to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD)? What ATOD prevention education do students receive? What are the costs associated with providing ATOD prevention in the schools? What are the current outcomes related to ATOD prevention education? What effects have ATOD prevention education yielded in the past two years? What were the effects of the loss of funds, as well as the threat of diminished funding, on ATOD prevention education? Results indicated that student ATOD use mostly remained constant over two years. These stable or constant ATOD-use rates seemingly indicate the inefficacy of the DATE Program, but, the evaluation concludes, the context in which this stability occurred renders this stability an impressive accomplishment. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California