ERIC Number: ED286080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assistance Program Sandia High School 1985-86 Report.
Boyce-Prather, Margaret; Shainline, Michael
This document presents data from the second year of the Student Assistance Program, a counseling program to help students who may be abusing drugs or alcohol, implemented at Sandia High School in the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public School system. Data are included from the program's monthly records sheets, from parent involvement questionnaires, and from faculty and student surveys. Data tables and text are organized into seven major sections: Summary of Presentations, Sources of Referrals, Counseling and Outside Referrals, Parent Involvement Program, Faculty Surveys, Student Surveys, and a Conclusion. The conclusion summarizes the report findings that: (1) students were usually referred to the program by school administrators or the school detective but, as the year progressed, referrals from friends and teachers increased; (2) referred students usually received counseling from the program counselors, although some referrals were made to outside treatment facilities; (3) participants in the 8-week Parent Involvement Program for students and parents rated the program organization and quality favorably, but ratings were mixed with regard to how well the program met their individual needs; (4) nearly one-half of faculty respondents reported having referred students to the program, while all reported a high need for the program at the school; and (5) more than one-half of the students surveyed reported being unaware of the program, but stated they would encourage friends needing help to use the program. Survey forms are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.