ERIC Number: ED412487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Portland Public Schools Project Chrysalis: Year 2 Evaluation Report.
Mitchell, Stephanie J.; Gabriel, Roy M.; Hahn, Karen J.; Laws, Katherine E.
In 1994, the Chrysalis Project in Portland Public Schools received funding to prevent or delay the onset of substance abuse among a special target population: high-risk, female adolescents with a history of childhood abuse. Findings from the evaluation of the project's second year of providing assistance to these students are reported here. During the 1995-1996 school year, the project served 370 young women in grades 9 through 12. The program operates in all 10 traditional high schools and 2 alternative schools in the district. The evaluation reported here assesses the effectiveness of the specific program intervention strategies. It also documents the process of service delivery and program implementation at the schools to help interpret and give context to the project outcomes. The key findings of the outcome evaluation indicate several significant relationships among different health risk behavior areas (i.e., Chrysalis students who attended more support groups reported lower rates of marijuana use in the past month). The results show relationships among a history of abuse and increased use of alcohol and other drugs, sexual behaviors, violence-related behaviors, and suicide ideation in young women. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Research and Evaluation Dept.; RMC Research Corp., Portland, OR.