ERIC Number: ED383952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Expanded and Enhanced Model System-Wide K-9 Drug/Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training Program for Counselors, Social Workers, and Nurses, 1991-92.
Weich, Leah; Philip, Radhika
The objective of this program, which was created in response to the emergency situation in New York City's Community School District 3, was to train all guidance counselors, social workers, and nurses in the district to develop the skills to deliver substance abuse prevention counseling and support services. Program sponsored training was to be evaluated through administering pretests and postests to participants. In addition, observations of counseling methods and prevention services were to be conducted to assess the ability of staff to translate program training into job appropriate skills. A total of 14 staff development activities were held for guidance counselors, social workers, and nurses in which 196 staff members participated. The content of staff development activities met program objectives. They included information on substance abuse and related social, health, and developmental issues, strategies for providing emotional support and building self-esteem. Much of the material was age-specific, and culturally sensitive. Feedback about the workshops was furnished through evaluation forms. In general, workshop activities were highly rated. The appendix consists of five tables showing program outcomes and participant responses to workshops. (BF)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Drug Abuse, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Prevention, Program Evaluation, School Counselors, School Nurses, Skill Development, Social Workers, Tables (Data)
Research Unit, Office of Educational Research, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.