Report of a counselling internship at St. John Bosco All Grade School, St. John's, Newfoundland, including a research project: implementation and evaluation of a grade eight drug awareness program entitled, Alcohol in our society

Drover, Deana M. (1997) Report of a counselling internship at St. John Bosco All Grade School, St. John's, Newfoundland, including a research project: implementation and evaluation of a grade eight drug awareness program entitled, Alcohol in our society. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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During a eight week counselling internship at St. John Bosco All Grade School, St. John's, Newfoundland, the intern engaged in many professional activities which enabled her to enhance and build upon her skills as a counsellor. These activities included: (a) individual counselling with 29 students on a variety of personal, academic and career concerns; (b) group counselling kindergarten to level-Ill students; (c) participating in case conferences and consultation with school, school board personnel, and with other helping professionals; (d) administering a variety of psychoeducational assessments, and; (e) assisting with the delivery and implementation of an alcohol and sexuality workshop. -- The intern also had an opportunity to implement, and to evaluate a drug awareness program delivered to a grade eight class at St. John Bosco School. Specifically, the intern delivered and evaluated a module entitled, Alcohol in our Society, which is one of the three modules in a program called Tuning Into Health (Saranchuk, R. & Koss, D, 1986). -- In this evaluative study the intern addressed the following: factors which facilitated and hindered the implementation and delivery of the program, modifications that were made, the extent to which the specific objectives of this program were accomplished, salient aspects and critical events associated with the instructional process, and how the students evaluated the usefulness of the program and its relevance to real-life situations with which they might be confronted. -- This report notes specific modifications that are necessary to improve the delivery of this program and the factors which facilitated and hindered the implementation of the program. As well, the program delivered by the intern was successful in positively increasing students’ knowledge regarding alcohol In addition, some students stated that the program was useful and prepared them for possible real-life situation with which they might be confronted. However, some students believed that the program would be useful if implemented with lower grades, and that by grade eight they have already had to confront peer pressure situations involving alcohol. -- The last chapter of this Report concludes with an overview and recommendations.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5155
Item ID: 5155
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 78-81.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Counseling in elementary education--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador; Counseling in middle school education--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador; Alcoholism--Study and teaching--Newfoundland and Labrador

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