ERIC Number: ED443059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada School-Based Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Programs: An Examination of Effectiveness, 1997-98.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
This report evaluates the effectiveness of school substance abuse programs in Nevada. It focuses on the extent to which Nevada school districts implement research-based effective substance abuse prevention programs and practices. This report also determines whether Nevada public schools are consistent with new federal initiatives that direct school districts to implement research-based programs in substance abuse and violence prevention. Results show that funding is inadequate in most school districts for implementing the type of prevention programs that schools need. Nevada school districts use a wide variety of commercial, locally developed, and general models of substance abuse and violence prevention programs. They also use five primary substance abuse and violence prevention programs. The effectiveness of these programs is mixed. Six other substance abuse programs are frequently used; their effectiveness has not been completely determined, but the potential is positive. Most school districts conducted fairly comprehensive needs assessment; however, most did not conduct systemic evaluations of their substance abuse and violence prevention programs. The overall conclusion of this study is that Nevada school districts are similar to other school districts across the nation. While Nevada school districts implement some effective research-based programs and practices, most programs currently in place have not been evaluated properly. Includes three appendixes: "Effective Programs in Substance Abuse Prevention,""Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Survey Instrument," and "Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Programs in Nevada." (Contains 11 tables.) (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada