ERIC Number: ED407612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
P.A.S.T.: Positive Attitude Student Training.
Putnam County School Board, Palatka, FL.
Some students need help in solving their daily challenges. The program described here teaches students to function more efficiently in the school environment and the community. Various strategies provide students with alternatives to suspension/expulsion, and encourage parental and community involvement with "at-risk" youth. The program is designed to help students in the school system, who have been referred according to the discipline guidelines, to alternate class, suspension, expulsion, special placement, or who have been referred by their parents. This prevention/enrichment program provides a sequence of classes that are attended by students and their parents. Community volunteers with different areas of expertise lead the classes. Two-hour sessions are scheduled weekly and cover such topics as law education and juvenile justice, impulse control/anger management/parenting skills, substance abuse, and study skills and time management. A prison tour and attendance at a court during a criminal sentencing are also part of the program. The manual includes the different forms (in English and Spanish) used for the program. Survey information provides participant comments on the program's effectiveness. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Putnam County School Board, Palatka, FL.