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  1. Systematic review and meta-analysis: prevalence of alcohol use among young people in eastern Africa

    The study’s objective is the systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of alcohol use among young people (age 15–24 years) in eastern Africa to estimate prevalence of alcohol use and determine the extent of use of standardised screening questionnaires in alcohol studies. Based on the review results, the authors draw the conclusion that alcohol use and problem drinking were common among diverse groups of young people in eastern Africa, indicating the urgent need for alcohol-focused interventions in this population. …

  2. A young peer trainer's guide to provide sexual health and drug-related harm reduction education

    This guide is the result of a series of workshops conducted in 2009 and 2010 by young people in Romania, India, Mexico and Canada. During these workshops, the authors identified gaps in the information young people have regarding sexual health and drug use. They also identified the best ways to talk about drug use and sexual health among young peers. This guide provides information, practical activities, and resources to facilitate youth-led peer trainings. …

  3. National policy: tackling substance abuse

    The overall aim of these procedures is to protect students from substance abuse in schools. In particular they aim: - To provide educational and care personnel with a practical tool that enables them to intervene in an appropriate manner when substance is found or used in schools. …

  4. Step by step: preparing for work with children and young people who inject drugs. A tool for harm reduction service providers

    This resource is intended for harm reduction service providers with limited experience of working with children and young people who inject drugs. …

  5. Delivering youth-led peer education: a guide to facilitate youth-led workshops on sexual health and drug-related harm reduction

    This guide was developed as part of the international ‘Educate, empower and engage for healthy lives’ project. This guide was developed by a team of young people with personal experience as a young person who uses drugs and/or work with vulnerable young people. The guide was developed by the project team and then piloted in 4 countries (Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, and Portugal). …

  6. The impacts of drug policies on children and young people

    As member states of the United Nations take stock of the drug control system, a number of debates have emerged among governments about how to balance international drug laws with human rights, public health, alternatives to incarceration, and experimentation with regulation. This series intends to provide a primer on why governments must not turn a blind eye to pressing human rights and public health impacts of current drug policies.

  7. HIV and young people who inject drugs. Technical brief

    This technical brief is one in a series addressing four young key populations. It is intended for policy-makers, donors, service-planners, service-providers and community-led organizations. This brief aims to catalyse and inform discussions about how best to provide health services, programmes and support for young people who inject drugs. …

  8. Drug prevention programmes in schools: what is the evidence?

    Key messages: Universal drug education programmes in schools have been shown to have an impact on the most common substances used by young people: alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. The approaches which appear to be most effective are those based on social influences and life skills, for example Life Skills Training and Unplugged. Interventions which are not drug-specific but focus on children and young people’s attachment to school can also be effective in reducing substance misuse. The Good Behaviour Game is one example of these. …

  9. Drug education: an entitlement for all a report to government by the advisory group on drug and alcohol education

    Drug And Alcohol Advisory Group – Key Recommendations - Increase parents’ and carers’ knowledge and skills about drug and alcohol education and prevention enabling them to better inform and protect their children; - Improve the quality of drug and alcohol education by making PSHE a statutory subject – to enable schools and colleges to promote well-being effectively, and to improve the quality of training for PSHE teachers; and - Improve identification and support for young people vulnerable to drug misuse in schools, colleges and non-formal settings.

  10. Alcool et tabac: prévention à l’école : un outil pédagogique pour les enseignant-e-s de 5e et 6e primaires, avec des suggestions d’animation

    Cet outil pédagogique s’adresse aux enseignant-e-s du degré primaire qui prennent en charge des classes d’enfants âgés de 10 à 12 ans. Si la mission principale de l’école est de transmettre des savoirs, celle-ci est également consciente qu’il existe un lien étroit entre la santé et l’acquisition de connaissances. L’école est donc attentive à renforcer les compétences telles que l’estime de soi, l’analyse critique, la résistance à la pression du groupe; le climat de l’établissement scolaire et la réussite des élèves en bénéficieront. …

  11. Consumo de substâncias psicoactivas e prevenção em meio escolar

    Com o presente conjunto de textos, a Direcção-Geral de Inovação e de Desenvolvimento Curricular (DGIDC) com o apoio do Grupo de Trabalho de Educação Sexual/Saúde (GTES), nomeado em Junho de 2005 pelo Ministério da Educação, continua o seu objectivo de fornecer aos agrupamentos escolares informações actualizadas sobre os temas definidos como prioritários para a área da Educação para a Saúde. …

  12. Orientaciones para la prevención de adicciones en escuelas de educación primaria: guía para docentes de 4°, 5° y 6°

    La presente Guía para docentes de 4º, 5º y 6º de primaria, junto con la Guía para docentes de 1º, 2º y 3º, y la Guía para fortalecer la gestión escolar con énfasis en prevención, dirigida a los directivos para el trabajo con los colectivos escolares, conforman la serie de materiales denominada: Orientaciones para la Prevención de Adicciones en escuelas de educación primaria. …

  13. Orientaciones para la prevención de adicciones en escuelas de educación primaria: guía para docentes de 1°, 2° y 3°

    La presente Guía para docentes de 1º, 2º y 3º de primaria, junto con la Guía para docentes de 4º, 5º y 6º, y la Guía para fortalecer la gestión escolar con énfasis en prevención dirigida a los directivos para el trabajo con los colectivos escolares, conforman la serie de materiales denominada: Orientaciones para la Prevención de Adicciones en escuelas de educación primaria. …

  14. Orientaciones para la prevención de adicciones en escuelas de educación básica: guía de capacitación para profesores de secundaria

    A través de las secciones que integran la presente guía de capacitación, los docentes analizarán las posibilidades de la escuela secundaria para promover en sus alumnos conocimientos, habilidades y actitudes necesarios para el autocuidado frente a los riesgos del entorno, así como para el ejercicio responsable de su libertad. …

  15. Orientaciones para la prevención de adicciones en escuelas de educación básica: manual para profesores de secundaria

    El Manual presenta un panorama actualizado sobre las características del consumo de sustancias adictivas en México, particularmente en la población adolescente y las repercusiones de dicho consumo en su salud y desempeño escolar. Asimismo, se brindan las bases teóricas y metodológicas de un modelo integral para la prevención de adicciones tendiente a la promoción de habilidades y actitudes de protección frente a los riesgos que representan las drogas, así como para la construcción de un proyecto de vida, positivo y saludable. …

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