ERIC Number: ED379543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Evaluation of the Expanded and Enhanced Model System-Wide K-6 Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training Program, 1991-1992. OER Report.
Weich, Leah; Philip, Radhika
This prevention training program was created in response to the emergency situation in Community School District 3 in New York City. The program goal was to provide intensive training to 500 school personnel, from all segments of the educational community, in the skills and information necessary to provide substance abuse prevention education to students and to mobilize parents in preventive efforts. Training was to be evaluated through administering pre- and post- tests to staff participants. In addition, in-class observations were to be conducted to assess the extent to which staff members were able to translate program training into lessons for students. The primary means of achieving program goals were through workshops and training programs. The content of staff development activities included information on substance abuse and related issues, strategies for providing emotional support and building self-esteem, student activities designed to encourage critical thinking about drugs and sociopolitical issues, and ways of enabling students to pursue creative activities. Much of the material was age-specific, and culturally sensitive. Data submitted to OER for program evaluation were survey material from workshops and records of program activities. (BF)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Education, Health Promotion, Inservice Education, Parent Participation, Prevention, Program Evaluation, School Personnel, Self Destructive Behavior, Staff Development, Teacher Workshops
Research Unit Manager, OER, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Rm 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Strategic Planning/Research and Development.
Note: For the grades 7-9 program, see CG 025 940.