UTRIP and Mentor Foundation
Over the past 25 years, there has been a significant focus on the need to address young people’s health and behaviour as a major and necessary part of the school curriculum.
The objectives for prevention have to include effective policies and practices that aim to:
- Reducing the compulsive use of drugs and addiction
- Reducing the regular use of drugs
- Reducing the problematic and harmful use of drugs
- Preventing any drug use (promotion of abstinence)
- Delay onset of use
- Promoting responsible and safer use of drugs if it occurs
- Contribute to the health, safety and well-being of each individual
- Promote healthy behaviour and personal and social confidence, competence and well-being, and
- Reflect evidence-based approaches that have shown to be effective
This short document aims to address some of these propositions in a little more detail and to propose certain
recommendations, principles and guidance as to how schools should consider the development of their school-based prevention programmes.
|Guidelines and Recommendations for School-based Prevention pdf||1.36 MB|