Incorporation of Universal Prevention Curriculum into Established Academic Degree Study Programme: Qualitative Process Evaluation

Miovský, M., Vondrová, A., Gabrhelík, R., Sloboda, Z., Libra, J., & Lososová, A. (2019). Incorporation of Universal Prevention Curriculum into established academic degree study programme: qualitative process evaluation. Cent Eur J Public Health, 27(Supplement), 74-82. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a5952.
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Comprehensive bachelor's, master's, and doctorate-level curricula of Addiction Studies (Addictology) were developed and implemented at Charles University (First Faculty of Medicine) between 2003 and 2012. This Prague model combines three evidence-based approaches to addressing substance use - prevention, treatment, and public health - into a balanced professionalised discipline.

Position of the European Society for Prevention Research on Ineffective and Potentially Harmful Approaches in Substance Use Prevention

"Prevention methods using shock tactics are proven to be ineffective. Nevertheless, strategies based on predominantly providing information about the dangers of substance use are widespread in Europe. The European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) is concerned about those so-called prevention strategies. It calls on decisionmakers, influencers and policymakers to use scientific proof of effectiveness as a criterion for exposing our youth to prevention methods and not to spend public money on rather commercial offers, since

GISA Trains School Principals on UPC in Nigeria

Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) has commenced the training of secondary schools principals in Lagos state, Nigeria on the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use Disorders. Leading on from the first batch of a 6 days training, which was held between 6th and 11th of May, 2019, the Lagos state government was tasked on the need to appoint a teacher or an administrative staff as a drug control officer in every primary and

National Training of Trainers on the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders in Nigeria

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program, recently delivered the National Training of Trainers in the Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) in Nigeria. Participants, including professors, doctors, and lecturers in the fields of Medicine, Psychology and Guidance Counseling, travelled from all regions of Nigeria for the training. There were experts from government

Universal Prevention Curriculum Training of Trainers in Nigeria

Lagos State,

The Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA) will be delivering substance abuse training sessions on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC).

The training will consist of 9 courses and will take place in a non-residential training centre in Lagos State, Nigeria from the 15th till the 24th of January 2019.

UTC and UPC in Paraguay

En un acto que se llevó a cabo en la sede de la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Católica “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción”, el Rector de la citada Universidad y el Ministro de la SENAD dieron lugar a la firma de un convenio de cooperación técnica interinstitucional. El convenio tiene por objeto emprender esfuerzos conjuntos, armonizar políticas y ejecutar programas en materias de educación preventiva universal en el uso indebido de drogas y