ERIC Number: ED379544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Evaluation of the Expanded and Enhanced Model System-Wide 7-9 Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training Program, 1991-1992.
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 staff development to 275 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-class observations were also 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 proposal goals were through workshops and training programs. The content of staff development activities included information on substance abuse and related issues, strategies for 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 the Office of Educational Research (OER), for program evaluation were survey material from workshops and records of program activities. (BF)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Health Promotion, Inservice Education, Junior High Schools, 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 K-6 program, see CG 025 939.