Aktion Glasklar - an educational programme about alcohol for pupils and their parents

At a glance

Country of origin: 
Germany
Last reviewed: 
18.10.2017
Age group: 
11-14 years
15-18/19 years
Target group: 
School children aged 12-15 years
Programme setting(s): 
Family
School
Level(s) of intervention: 
Universal intervention

Aktion Glasklar is a school-based programme delivered to secondary school students with the aim of preventing them from consuming alcohol. Teachers deliver four sessions over a three-month period, as well as circulating educational brochures about alcohol to both parents and students. The four units aim to educate students about alcohol use and cover the topics of what is actually permitted, advertising, temptation and when drinking alcohol may be OK.

Keywords: 
No data
Contact details: 

Professor Dr Reiner Hanewinkel, PhD
Institute for Therapy and Health Research
IFT-Nord, Harmsstr. 2

Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein 19716
Germany
Email: hanewinkel[a]ift-nord.de

Overview of results from the European studies

Last reviewed: 
18.10.2017
Evidence rating: 
Possibly beneficial

Studies overview

The programme has been evaluated in one randomised controlled trial in Germany, with children aged 12-15 years. There was a statistically significant effect favouring the intervention on alcohol-related knowledge at post-test and one-year follow-up, and self-reported life-time binge drinking at follow-up (but not at post-test). There was no effect on self-reported alcohol-related intentions, past-month alcohol use, life-time alcohol use or drunkenness at post-test or follow-up. The intervention condition had significantly more favourable attitudes towards alcohol consumption at post-test than the control condition, although this difference was not statistically significant at the follow-up (one year after pre-test).

References of studies

Countries where evaluated

Germany

Characteristics

Protective factor(s) addressed: 
No defined Protective factors
Risk factor(s) addressed: 
Family: parental attitudes favourable to alcohol/drug use
Individual and peers: peers alcohol/drug use
Outcomes targeted: 
Alcohol use
Use of illicit drugs

Description of programme

Aktion Glasklar is a school-based programme delivered to secondary school students with the aim of preventing them from consuming alcohol. After attending a three-hour workshop on the intervention, teachers deliver four units to students in classes over a three-month period, as well as circulating educational brochures about alcohol to both parents and students. The students’ booklet contains information about key issues (e.g. alcohol and the developing brain); the intention is that students will gain knowledge about alcohol and the consequences of alcohol use.

The booklet for parents provides general information about alcohol and gives behavioural advice for age-appropriate interactions with their offspring. The four class units delivered by teachers follow a standard curriculum, each one being underpinned by a specific theme with main objectives and a list of materials. The four units aim to educate students about alcohol use and cover the topics of what is actually permitted, advertising, temptation and when drinking alcohol may be OK.

Keywords: 
No data

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