ERIC Number: ED406620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Regional School Counselor Trainings for Children from Dysfunctional Families with Alcohol and Drug Problems: Final Evaluation Report Summary.
Armijo, Eduardo J.; Smith, Albert J., Jr.
School personnel need help in assisting at-risk students. The efforts of one school district to accomplish this goal are summarized here. The project provided a variety of training in: (1) the field of drug and alcohol prevention; (2) counseling and referral services to school counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers involved in alcohol and drug abuse prevention; and (3) counseling and referral services to elementary and secondary students who have social problems and are from families that are dysfunctional because of problems related to alcohol or other drugs. For this program, 474 school personnel participated in 26 different training workshops over a 22-month period. The evaluation focused on measuring knowledge and skills gained by school personnel during the course of the workshops, as well as the application of these skills in school settings. Overall, a 40% increase was found for knowledge and skills gained, based on surveys administered in the training workshops. Most of those responding to the follow-up surveys indicated that they had modified existing programs in their schools based on what they had learned. Additionally, participants shared their knowledge with colleagues and also indicated that contacts with students and families had been more worthwhile. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students.; Puget Sound Educational Service District, Seattle, WA.