Croke, Patricia Ann (1992) An internship placement report including an outline of intervention strategies for educators confronted with drug and alcohol problems. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This report describes an internship experience. The experience was somewhat atypical as it involved the student spending equal time in two placements. The report describes the internship and a research paper prepared to meet the internship requirements as set down by the Faculty. The goals of the internship included gaining psychometric skills, along with teaching and research experience. The 13 week internship was split equally between the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission (ADDC) and the Work Skills Evaluation Program at the General Hospital, Miller Centre. -- During the placement at the ADDC, the intern engaged in program development, research and program delivery. There was extensive opportunity in this placement to speak with the professional staff about services offered and resources within ADDC and the community. There was also the opportunity to co-lead a parent workshop called "Smooth Sailing." Much of the time, while with the agency, was spend researching the document entitled "Addressing Alcohol and Drug related problems of Youth: Intervention Strategies for Teachers and Counsellors," which is included in part two of the report. -- During the placement with the Work Skills Evaluation Program, the intern had the opportunity to administer psychological tests and to participate in report writing. She also attended team meetings, became involved in case conferences on clients and delivered an in-service training session addressing current issues in assessment. -- The research component involved the preparation of a guide outlining a comprehensive strategy for front-line educators confronted with students who are users of alcohol and other drugs or who come from homes where substance abuse is a problem. The guide discusses the roles of teachers and counsellors as intervenors. It overviews the scope of the problem and also offers suggestions for the identification of problems and intervention. An annotated bibliography of selected resources is also offered.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 51-57.|
|Department(s):||Education, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Alcoholism counseling; Youth--Alcohol use; Alcoholism--Prevention; Drug abuse counseling; Youth--Drug use; Drug abuse--Prevention|
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