Course: Families and substance use: the impact of hidden harm, trauma and protective factors An online training course, delivered via Zoom. The training will take place over two days and four separate sessions, lasting two and a half hours each. These will take place on: Monday 28th September : 9.30am - 12 noon Monday 28th September: 1.00pm - 3.30pm Tuesday 29th September: 9.30am - 12 noon Tuesday 29th September: 1.00pm - 3.30pm By the end
Quais os direitos das crianças? Um deles é o direito a brincar, uma vez que o brincar se apresenta como ferramenta essencial para a sua saúde durante seu crescimento, já que ela se descobre na brincadeira, bem como apreende o mundo de forma lúdica, vivenciando as experiências de forma adequada à sua idade. A criança que brinca constrói uma estrutura psicológica e emocional resiliente e muito mais preparada para enfrentar os desafios do mundo adulto
Building on developments at the international level – including the March 2019 Ministerial Declaration on strengthening actions for the world drug problem and the recently adopted African Union Plan of Action on Drug Control – please find the‘African Civil Society Common Position on Drugs’ here. The document seeks to incorporate the perspectives and guide the work of a wide range of NGOs from across the African continent, and help to shape and guide civil society
Author: Eduardo Renaldo & Eva Suryani Mental health is a global problem. Mental health personnel faces critical challenges in delivery of care particularly in remote areas. Given the uneven knowledge/skill development and geographic spread of regional providers, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as one of the agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aim to effectively target substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in
Do you know what Prevention Science is? The partners of Freemind and ISSUP Brasil, Rodrigo Flaire – State Coordinator of Drug Policies of São Paulo – and Claudemir dos Santos – Technical Director of Prevention of COED-SP, in this video, explain and give examples of what is and how prevention science can be used to make decisions based on scientific evidence. Here's what they say: Science is a branch of knowledge of empirical* nature, logical
National and international drug prevention networks, community leaders and strong community coalitions are the key to changing public attitudes and reducing the availability of illicit drugs worldwide. Some effective tactics include promoting drug demand reduction principles and raising awareness of the social consequences of drug abuse and addiction. Below you will learn about many other strategies that have been implemented and have successfully reduced drug use from a global perspective to the site. How can
According to a new study,unlicensed marijuana dispensaries in California are opening in black and Latino neighborhoods at a disproportionately high rate, following a similar pattern taken by alcohol and tobacco retailers. Researchers say this trend could worsen existing health disparities for minority and poor communities because highly potent products sold in unlicensed dispensaries are less likely to be tested for safety, have no safe packaging for children, and are often cheaper than highly regulated products
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Universitat de les Illes Balears Les addicions esdevenen un greu problema social que requereix una resposta en l'àmbit formatiu i especialitzat. Amb aquest màster canalitzam els fruits de la investigació científica entorn del camp de les drogodependències. Es tracta d'un màster que recopila les aportacions del Currículum Universal de Prevenció (UPC) i del Currículum Universal de Tratament (UTC) i que aporta una visió multidisciplinària, recorrent visions procedents de la farmacologia, el dret penal, aspectes ètiques
UNODC has launched a new survey to collect feedback on the World Drug Report. The objective of this survey is to maintain the relevance of the World Drug Report by understanding how it is used and the extent to which it fulfils the needs and expectations of its readers. The deadline for submission is the 21st of September.
Dr. Zila M. Sanchez, Camila L. Oliveira, Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira and Dr. Raul Caetano had a Letter to the Editor published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, where they talk about cases of poisoning and deaths from diethylene glycol present in Brazilian craft beers. Read the letter in full: Dear editor: Since December 30, 2019, Brazil has had several cases of intoxication due to beer intake (State Department of Health, 2020a), the
The risks of marijuana use and emerging tobacco products during adolescence will be the subject of the next webinar of the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM). Next Friday, August 28, the eveof The National Day to Combat Smoking, the event will be held through the CFM YouTube channel, promoting an online debate. The meeting will target doctors and lawyers. Organized by the Cfm's Lawful and Ilic drug control commission, the webinar will also discuss the
Será que a legalização e comercialização do uso de cannabis aumentam a incidência e prevalência de psicose? Há uma tendência mundial política de liberalização e comercialização da cannabis. Uruguai legalizou a cannabis recreativa em 2013, assim como o Canadá em 2018, assim como 10 estados dos EUA. Outros países descriminalizaram o medicamento. Na Holanda, a cannabis pode ser comprada em cafés designados, e em Portugal, a polícia encaminha aqueles que regularmente usam cannabis para aconselhamento
Father Haroldo Rahm lived and died at the age of 100 opening doors or building bridges to save lives. He was freemind's great inspiration and spiritual mentor. He left a legacy of living and written works that made him immortal. In his book "Every Day - 365 - Drugs - Prevention - Solutions" tells us about putting a touch of eternity in our life. "There are moments, in the succession of hours and days, when
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world, governments made crucial decisions in order to reduce the strain on health services experiencing extreme pressure. One way that some governments chose to reduce this pressure, was to introduce measures to control alcohol-related harm. Below are some of the ways the governments in Africa attempted to control levels of alcohol consumption during lockdown periods. Kenya On the 27th of July, in response to a surge in coronavirus
Avolumam-se discussões sobre a descriminalização da posse de drogas para consumo pessoal, inclusive com recurso extraordinário ainda pendente de julgamento na Excelsa Corte acerca deste tema (RExt. 635.659). No entanto, é assustador ver um membro do Ministério Público defender abertamente em artigo publicado em site jurídico, não a liberação da droga para uso próprio, com o que, aliás, não concordo, mas que o comércio ou mesmo a entrega gratuita de drogas, entre parte maiores e
In another video of the channel Prevent Always, Rodrigo Flaire and Claudemir dos Santos end the series that deals with life skills, talking about the importance of parents' participation for prevention in school,about how parents can prevent risky behaviors by simply participating more actively in the school life of their children. But have you ever heard of Life Skills? Do you know how they can help us? The term "Skills for Life" has its origin
Uganda Has now officially started training in harm reduction and has created Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinics in one of its National referral Mental Hospital Alcohol and Drug Unit. The training is ongoing for new and existing staff to run this new facility and MAT clients will be enrolled this coming month. A special thanks to all the efforts of Dr David Basangwa whose dream this is has now become a reality.
On 29 July 2020, UNODC Civil Society Team and the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs (VNGOC), in collaboration with UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia (UNODC ROCA), jointly organized a web seminar on the World Drug Report 2020 for Central Asia. Dr. Borikhan Shaumarov, UNODC Mentor, UNODC ROCA assisted preparation of this webinar and presentation in Russian. The webinar was opened with remarks from Ms. Baktygul Sarybaeva, the representative of VNGOC and Ms. Viktorja Nesterovaite
On the 12th of July, in a bid to reduce the volume of trauma patients so hospitals have more beds open to treat COVID-19 patients, President Cyril Ramaphosa reintroduced the alcohol ban. South Africa originally introduced a ban on all alcohol sales on 27 March. However, as lockdown restrictions were reviewed the ban was lifted. According to President Cyril Ramaphosa, however, since the sale and distribution of alcohol was reintroduced in June, hospitals have experienced
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021: Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2021 is now open. The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships 2020 is a Fully Funded Scholarship. The Swiss government excellence scholarships for foreign students is open to more than 180 Countries to Study Masters Degree and Ph.D. Degree from highly prestigious Switzerland Universities. The Swiss Government Scholarships is a very prestigious scholarship.
Google is now offering 100,000 Google scholarships in 2020. 100,000 Scholarships offered by Google on Coursera. Google Said that these Online Certification courses are created and taught by Google employees, and will not require a Previous College Degree or any experience.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Narcotics Control (MNC) and support from Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (INL) is in the process of expanding UPC training program in Pakistan. At the initial stage UNODC will provide booster sessions to the already trained 11 national trainers on UPC Courses 1, 5 and 8. These Booster Sessions will help
In 1999, the 12th of August was declared International Youth Day. Since then, the day has been dedicated to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal and equitable engagement. 2020 Theme: Youth Engagement for Global Action The commemoration of IYD 2020 will take the form of a podcast-style discussion led by youth for youth. Creative elements, such as spoken word artists, will also be utilized to break
In 2012, Washington State University became the first to offer a PhD in Prevention Science. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students both (a) receive broad, interdisciplinary training in the area of prevention science; and (b) develop specialized expertise through the selection of relevant electives, research, and outreach activities. Are you considering applying to our Prevention Science PhD program? If so, please join the Virtual Open House on Thursday, August 13 from noon-1pm PST
The EUSPR Early Careers Forum offers early-career members of the EUSPR a dedicated platform for professional exchange and mutual support. Members of the Early Careers Forum include: researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who entered the prevention field within the last 8 years; current students of a prevention-related discipline at Masters or doctoral level; as well as senior colleagues interested to support early-career activities. The Early Career Forum undertakes a number of activities during the EUSPR’s annual
The Matilda Centre offers a training program for Early Career Researcher's focused on the prevention, early intervention, treatment, and epidemiology of mental health and substance use disorders. The aim is to provide postdoctoral researchers with world-class training in the prevention, treatment and epidemiology of mental and substance use disorders. Our early-career researcher (ECR) training program provides the foundations upon which members can build their own successful programs of research. Working alongside internationally recognised leaders in
Drink in moderation. A healthy, well-meaning and responsible advice, transmitted by the alcoholic beverage industry in all its advertisements, aimed at preventing the problems of excessive alcohol consumption. Right? I'm not so sure. The first time I stopped to reflect on this was in my master's research in which most 15-year-old students agreed with the statement "it's okay for someone my age to drink as long as they know when to stop". I wondered where