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Title: Drug Prevention Programme For Trainers
Summary: Primarily targeted at primary, secondary and vocational teachers, the overall goal of this programme is to reduce drug demand and the growth of drug crime. This is achieved by providing drug prevention training to the teachers so that drug education programmes can be implemented into schools. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school adults Finland 1
Title: Building Up Health (Construyendo Salud). Improvement of Personal and Social Skills
Summary: The purpose of this programme is to teach parents how to enhance the factors in the family environment that protect their children against drug use and anti-social behaviour. >>
prevention outcome evaluation school children/young people Spain 1
Title: Gender-specific prevention counselling on sexual and addictive behaviour in the 8th grade of an Elementary School in Hamburg
Summary: A two-year, gender-specific prevention counselling on sexual and addictive behaviour which helps young people to explore and develop their attitudes and behaviour with respect to eating habits, drug use and sexuality. >>
prevention outcome evaluation school children/young people Germany 1
Title: New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets
Summary: Within the framework of the New Service Model for Children Who Live and/or Are Forced to Work on the Streets, work is conducted for the temporary rehabilitation and reintegration of these children who live and/or are forced to work on the streets in cooperation with all relevant public agencies, representatives of universities and NGOs. >>
prevention outcome evaluation community family/parents, children/young people Turkey 2
Title: Programa de Competencia Familiar (Strengthening Families Program)
Summary: The Research and Training and Social Education Group (GIFES), University of the Balearic Islands has carried out the adaptation, validation and application of our social and cultural reality of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), a program designed for families in the United States, with very diverse cultural backgrounds. Besides the language adaptation, we conducted an adaptation redefining different concepts. In the area of discipline, for example, we redefined the limits of child punishment by rejecting corporal punishment. We have also performed a cultural adaptation. This is a program for families where one member has completed a process of outpatient treatment for addiction to cocaine or cocaine and alcohol or for people who are receiving treatment in a semi-residential therapeutic community. ‘El Programa de Competencia Familiar’ (PCF) aims to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors for children, promoting normality in the parent-child relationships. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation family family/parents, children/young people Spain 3
Title: An adventure in the world of families
Summary: Experimental design for prevention of longitudinal character, which aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a parenting education program, developed in a community context, the promotion of social competence and well-being and prevent or reduce the behaviour problems of children and thus in preventing violence, consumption of licit and illicit substances and drop-out rates in adolescence. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family family/parents, adults Portugal 2
Title: Projecto Crescer Mudando
Summary: The GAP (Cabinet for social and psychological support) appears through the project “Crescer Mudando” (to grow and to change), promoted by GATO and financed by IDT. This is a part of the “Eixo de Intervenção da Prevenção” (to intervene and to prevent programme) and it is a result of the diagnosis that was carried within the city of Faro, which includes the parishes of Sé, São Pedro and Montenegro. This project started on the 1st December 2008 and ended on the 30th November 2010. After an evaluation carried out by the team in IDT, the project was given another 2 years to function. The GAP intended to be an asset to the local community, from both social and psychological approaches, by promoting the development of individual social and personal competences which would allow children and teenagers to more effectively deal with risky behaviours, delinquency and social exclusion. The GAP also provided support to adults and families who were at risk and vulnerable from the social and psychological point of view. Thus, the goals were to effectively intervene in order to resolve or at least minimize problem situations encountered throughout the City , namely: petty thefts in social neighbourhoods (cars, stores, houses, wallets), absenteeism at school, drug and alcohol addiction, juvenile delinquency, violence at home, poverty, trafficking, criminality, juvenile prostitution (mainly male), and violence and risk behaviour in general. Our actions succeeded in putting the target population for this project in contact with healthy life style situations, which were unknown for the majority of them, and that further stimulated the use of the learned competences to build a more structured life for themselves. A project such as this, in order to succeed, has to be based on trust. Therefore, we developed a lot of field work, going door to door, letting people know about our goals and our willingness to help. It is true that the governmental entities that exist and have the mission to intervene do not have the necessary capacity to respond quickly, as they have a great number of cases to respond to. In the same manner, the existing IPSS do not have these types of actions on a regular basis. Our project, through GAP, was therefore a necessary and innovative one, especially in what concerns psychological support, and a number of different social and educational responses, all in one same project. Our project has been praised and recognized by a number of institutions, namely Algarve University, João de Deus High School, who have worked closely with us by offering to receive a number of trainees. Besides the team that will be mentioned on another point, we had several volunteers working on our project. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, school, community family/parents, adults, children/young people Portugal 2
Title: 'PROTEGO, family training in educational skills for drug prevention'
Summary: ''PROTEGO', family training in educational skills for drug prevention' is a selective family prevention programme developed by PDS 'P.D.S. – Promoció i Desenvoluapment Social / Promoción y Desarrollo Social'. It consists of eight 2-hour sessions for groups of 12-15 parents of 9-13 year old children and adolescents. PROTEGO is a selective family training program in educational skills for drug prevention. PROTEGO is a specific program aimed at parents of adolescents at risk to abuse drugs. By developing and enhancing parenting skills, the program focuses on addressing risk factors and family protection, since, through the educational activities, parents can influence decreasing other risk factors. PROTEGO is a relatively long and intensive program and applied in small groups of parents from families characterised by the cumulative presence of risk factors. The program takes place over the course of 8 sessions in which we work directly with families in a neutral space. The purpose of the work is to provide direct educational skills to such families for better development of family relationships. Target group Families (parents) with adolescent children (9-13 year olds) with risk in parents or children and a history of behaviour or school problems which did not require therapeutic intervention. PROTEGO is based on the socio-ecological model of drug prevention and health promotion, that focuses on personal and environmental factors as targets for prevention interventions. According to this model, appropriate interventions in the family environment will produce changes in children. PROTEGO has been widely used since it was first developed and implemented by PDS on 2001, and has been adapted to be implemented in different social and cultural environments. There is a Romanian translation and adaptation of PROTEGO, a Latin American adaptation of the program that was developed as a component of an URB-AL project (R1-P3-98) and used in the municipalities involved in the project: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Medellin (Colombia), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santo André (Brasil) and a specifically version for Bolivia. >>
prevention evaluation of intervention planning, outcome evaluation, process evaluation family family/parents Spain 3
Title: Pilot project drug prevention targeting youngsters from ethnic minorities.
Summary: The main objectives of this pilot project are to (1) compile a guidebook for organizing preventive actions in the future towards youngsters from ethnic minorities and (2) to carry out preventive actions in 3 regions. The project started with a literature review. This review determined good practices and principles for working towards the target group as well as risk and protective factors. The review identified also a number of Rapid-Assessment-Response (RAR) guidebooks that could be used as a base to compile the guidebook and to carry out preventive actions. In the second phase of the project the best suited RAR guidebook was chosen. The coordinator together with the partners in the three regions followed a training on how to carry out a RAR. The RAR-methodology was used by the partners in a simplified form to make it more low threshold. In the city of Antwerp the target group were youngsters of Moroccan origin. In the city of Ghent and the province of Limburg the target group were youngsters of Turkish origin. In total 13 preventive actions were carried out in those 3 regions. A proces evaluation was carried out after each of the 3 phases of the RAR by all the partners. The results of this proces evaluation were used for the compilation of the final guidebook. the guidebook and activities are described on a website >>
prevention process evaluation community Belgium 1
Title: Trampoline (German: "Trampolin")
Summary: Background: A strong risk factor for developing substance use disorders (SUD) in adolescence or early adulthood is a family history of SUD. Children of substance-abusers (COS) also are at risk for a variety of other psychosocial development problems. Prevention programs for COS typically combine psychoeducation on substance use in the family with exercises and group activities aimed at enhancing children’s emotional and practical coping in daily life. Even though the number of studies on prevention programs for COS is small, there is preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of these programmes. However, empirical support for the usefulness of including education components in preventive efforts for COS is lacking to date. Objectives: The study at hand tests the effectiveness of the group programme TRAMPOLINE for children aged 8-12 years with at least one substance-abusing or -dependent caregiver. The intervention is specifically geared to the issues and needs of COS. Specifically, we explore the role of psychoeducation on children’s well-being by comparing the effects of TRAMPOLINE to an intervention for COS that is very similar with regard to setting, dose, and trainer qualification, but does not include addiction-related content or activities. We hypothesize that addiction-specific education, activities and role play will enhance the effectiveness of a prevention program compared with a prevention program without educational components. Methods: The effectiveness of the manualised nine-session group programme TRAMPOLINE was tested among N= 218 children from substance-affected families in a multicenter randomised controlled trial. 27 outpatient counseling facilities across Germany delivered the interventions. Data was collected shortly before and after as well as six months after the intervention. Children reported on parental substance use, stress level and coping strategies, self-worth, self-efficacy and satisfaction with the intervention, relationship quality with the parent, addiction-related knowledge and health-related quality of life. Parents or primary caregivers reported on psychological stress, their own substance use, relationship quality with the child, sensitivity for children’s needs, assertiveness regarding their own parenting competence, parenting style, child coping strategies and child behavior. Employing an intent-to-treat approach, we compared mean values over time and between groups with baseline-adjusted linear mixed models. Results: The mean age of the children at baseline was 9.79 (SD = 1.87) years, 52% were male, 11% indicated another than the German nationality. Both intervention and control group showed significant improvements after six months in the areas of avoidant coping, mental distress, cognitive capabilities, peer acceptance, self-worth, self-concept and quality of life regarding relationship and autonomy with parents compared to baseline. Significant group differences were found in the areas of knowledge, mental distress, and social isolation. Discussion/Conclusion: While COS benefited from both an intervention with and without addiction-related content and activities, participants in the addiction-specific group program showed superior outcomes. Therefore, knowledge appears to be an important empowerment and self-understanding toolthat provides relief by ameliorating children’s misconceptions and thereby reduces anxiety and social isolation. Future interventions should further explore essential ingredients that make preventive interventions for COS effective. >>
prevention evaluation of intervention planning, outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, community children/young people Germany 3

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