As prevention professionals, we are fortunate today to have a collection of evidence-based strategies and interventions that have been shown to work effectively to prevent substance use and other problem behaviors. The origins of this effective prevention toolbox are the result of over 30 years prevention research, which has provided rigorous scientific evidence of prevention methods that can achieve the best outcomes. Further, based on the evidence, we have seen the development of a series of standards to guide programming and practice in the prevention field around the world. Three key documents have been developed that define the knowledge base of prevention science, the standards for prevention practice, and the evolving interventions, strategies and community systems that constitute evidence-based prevention:
- Society for Prevention Research Standards of Knowledge for the Science of Prevention https://www.preventionresearch.org/Society%20for%20Prevention%20Research%20Standards%20of%20Knowledge.pdf
- The European Drug Prevention Quality Standards. https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/publications/adhoc/prevention-standard_en
- The International Standards for Drug Use Prevention of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/prevention/prevention-standards.html
APSI invite you to this Prevention Talk to meet with two of the international prevention experts who coordinated the development of these documents: Ms. Giovanna Campello, Chief of the UNODC Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation Section and Dr. Gregor Burkhart, Principal Scientific Analyst — Prevention, Support to Practice Sector, Public Health Unit at the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Moderating the panel we will have APSI's president Dr. Zili Sloboda, who was also involved in the development of this documents and is a founding member of the Society for Prevention Research and a member of the task force who developed the Standards of Knowledge for the Science of Prevention and lead researcher in the UNODC International Standards for Drug Use Prevention.
Do not miss this enlightening talk that we are sure will provide key elements to consider in your prevention practice and your professional development in prevention.