Jain Receives Grant from Idaho Drug Free Youth

Thursday, June 24 2010

Sachin Jain, assistant professor of counseling and school psychology and educational leadership, has received an award from the Idaho Drug Free Youth, a statewide program developed to help middle and high school students resist tobacco, drug and alcohol use. Jain's funded proposal is titled "Evaluation of the Idaho Drug Free Youth -- Idaho Youth Summit." The grant will fund work to evaluate a drug prevention program designed by IDFY. The University took the lead in incorporating the ethics components of the program. Sachin and five counseling and school psychology graduate students conducted a workshop on ethics for the IDFY as part of two-day prevention training for their 50 staff. Staff members then worked with 300 middle and high school students for next 3 days. Those 300 students will help implement the preventive approaches at their school. The University students The five graduate students assisting in the evaluation are Staci Hinsz, Malia Rogers, Peter Mills, Kristina Gittel, Elizabeth Young and Jesse Altsuler.