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Title: Generation E: Workshop for Creative Parents Work
Summary: The Institute for Addiction Prevention developed the project "Generation E - Workshop for Creative Parents Work", which can be seen as a product development project that aims at developing addiction preventative programs for parents and furthermore standardise them. >>
prevention evaluation of intervention planning, outcome evaluation, process evaluation family family/parents Austria 1
Title: Drug System Change Pilot Scheme (DSCPs)
Summary: The Drug System Change Pilots (DSCPs) aimed to explore new approaches to drug treatment and the broader social support needs of drug users in the community, in prison and drug-using offenders leaving prison. The pilots explored whether allowing greater freedom and flexibility at a local level would encourage partnership working and the innovative use of local resources to meet the needs of drug users and their communities. After a competitive procurement process, seven areas were selected to carry out the DSCPs with each pilot adopting different aims and approaches to system change. Pilot areas were granted funding flexibilities to explore innovative new approaches. Three broad approaches to changing system structures were taken by the pilots: single provider systems, consortium based systems and improving partnership arrangements. Four broad approaches to tackling continuity of care were adopted: integrated community criminal justice system and prison drug treatment teams, an independent case manager approach, embedding CJS teams within community drug treatment services and linking roles. To create a more personalised treatment system, either a self-directed support approach, or a single point of assessment approach, was adopted. Pilot sites also took the opportunity to focus their treatment provision on recovery and reintegration. Outcomes used to evaluate the impact of the DSCPs were the proportion of service users in effective treatment and the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment. The evaluation found, in two pilot sites defined as whole system pilots as they aimed to affect change across the whole treatment system, a positive impact in the number of service users in effective treatment when compared to comparison areas. Although there were insignificant results for two sites in terms of the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment, the authors note that the full impact of the pilots is unlikely to be felt for some time. Four pilots focused on improving drug treatment provision for those within the CJS exclusively. Results showed that three of these sites had statistically significant negative trends in terms of the proportion in effective treatment and a longer-term follow-up may be required to determine if the trends will persist. There was no measurable impact in successful completions for three areas and a negative impact in one site. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation gp, outpatient, inpatient UK 2
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
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: 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: GRÜNER KREIS: A Treatment Facility For Adolescents
Summary: Gruner Kreis a treatment facility for adolescents - An institution devoted to the rehabilitation and integration of people suffering from addiction. "Grüner Kreis" also provides special treatment for addicted parents and their children in a separate institution. >>
treatment outcome evaluation children/young people Austria 1
Title: Health promotion and life skills program
Summary: Health promotion and life skills program is universal drug prevention and violence prevention program. It is based on evidence-based original Life skills Training program from USA and other similar programs. It is based on personal and life skills training as well as knowledge and attitudes acquiring that were identified as risk or protective factors in scientific literature. It provides information relevant to drug use risks and consequences it addresses well know myths that exist among peer groups. It encourages development of high self esteem, self control, decision making skills, assertiveness, peer pleasure and conflict resolution skills. Also it develops good communication and social skills as well as skills for managing anxious and angry emotions. In Rijeka region (Primorsko-goranska county) it is implemented in over 90 % of schools. Program consists of 8-10 workshops per school year and it is delivers by teachers in 3-7 grade. Public health institute of Primorsko-goranska County is the coordinator of the program. It develops and prints teaching materials for teachers and students; it organizes four-day education and training for teachers, it supervises program delivery and manages evaluation, program promotion and fund raising. Programs start in September with two day education and training for teachers involved in the program. For this education and training meeting media and local public government representatives are invited. It is followed by initial parent meeting where basic information about the program is given and parents are encouraged to talk with children about what they are learning in school. Program delivery in schools is planed once in two weeks. During program delivery, special school coordinator is placed in schools to encourage regular program implementation. He/she visits several workshops at classes, it reports on program delivery to school board, manages unexpected inability to delivery workshop etc. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school children/young people Croatia 2
Title: The CONTROLES? ("Are You In Control") Program itinerant exhibition is a universal and community oriented program aimed at preventing drug use and its associated risks. Directed toward young people, parents and social agents
Summary: The "CONTROLES?" ("Are you in control?") Program is a drug abuse prevention program of a universal and community character aimed at adolescents aged 12 to 15 years of age, teenagers 16 and over, families, professionals and adults in general. The objective is to provide information on drugs and to work on protective factors to prevent consumption, promote responsible attitudes in youth by developing social skills and to stimulate reflection on the parenting style of mothers and fathers so as to prevent drug use in their children. The program consists of: AN INTERACTIVE ITINERANT exhibition structured around: - General information about 3 drugs (tobacco, alcohol and cannabis) placed on some prominent central pieces and there is an information panel that covers drugs in general and their effect on the brain and people's behaviour. - Specific information for each audience, located in separate areas, on panels highlighted with the same colour: Orange, for the group of adolescents from 12 to 15 years-old, Green, for teenagers 16 years of age and over, Blue, for parents and professionals. INTERACTIVE GAMES, the 10 iPads used are distributed among the group by the professional in charge of the activity. All screens contain all the exhibition material and it is accessed through an interface where the age and the resource can be chosen. This allows for reducing the size of large groups. The interactive activities give a lot of information while being both attractive and dynamic. FIXED TOUCHSCREEN, in the exhibition with the interactive game for parents and professionals. COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES OF THE "CONTROLES" ("ARE YOU IN CONTROL?") PROGRAM: Guided visits, students can go on guided visits by class group (GCSE, A-Levels training courses ...) Two professionals, experts in drug abuse, explain them and stimulate a process of reflection and dialogue. Each visit lasts an hour and a half per class group. Additional activities in the classroom for the adolescents and older teenagers so that those who visited the exhibition and took part in activities in small groups can finish completing the information and the supplying the reflections generated during the visit to the exhibition. Training activities for parents. Drug abuse prevention specialists provide information on the types of drugs and their effects as well as educational guidelines on improving family communication, establishing a clear position in front of the drug use and acquiring tools to help enhance the functions of the family, both in terms of support and of vigilance. Training activities for professionals. Through a training session designed for different groups, professionals in the fields of education, health, social services, leisure,law enforcement, etc. .... can visit the exhibition that invites critical and constructive reflection on the tools that can aid in the prevention of drug addiction within their respective spheres of work. SUPPORT MATERIALS FROM THE "CONTROLES?" ("ARE YOU IN CONTROL?") PROGRAM: Diptychs, Posters, Information Guide for families. It offers educational guidelines for preventing drug use in children. Educational guides for teachers (educational guide Secondary School, educational guide for GCSE, educational guide for A-Level). It offers a set of activities that can be carried out in various educational spaces, mainly in the classroom, as a continuation of the guided visits of the “CONTROLES?” (“Are You In Control?”) Exhibition. Each cycle has specific activities for which the content is prepared and structured for each age group. Website of the program www.controles.diba.cat >>
prevention process evaluation family, school, community children/young people Spain 1
Title: ANABABA – Cocuklarimizi Güclendirelim ANABABA – Mam & Dad - Let's empower our children Addiction prevention with parents with migration background
Summary: The aim of ANABABA-project is to reach parents with Turkish migration background and to sensitise them to measures in the field of health promotion and addiction prevention. The information gained is supposed to be integrated in the upbringing of the children and to help avoiding the development of addictive behaviour of the children. Activities included the production of a film together with parents, children and juveniles with Turkish descent. Within the framework of this film, that is not consistent with a common presentation or educational film, important messages concerning the promotion of protective factors and risk competence were prepared for parents with Turkish migration background in an interesting and acceptable form. During presentations (of about four hours) for different socioeconomic Turkish groups (e.g. associations, mosques, women's afternoon teas etc.), the film is shown by moderators with Turkish language skills who are accepted in the Turkish community. In the following discussion and reflection, which was moderated by accepted members of the Turkish community, participants were enabled to use the information they received for their everyday life (of upbringing). Furthermore, parents, who were present at the presentations, can take home the DVD with booklet and information-brochure. The results of the external evaluation confirm that the informative meetings were able to influence participating parents' established attitudes concerning the development and maintenance of addiction significantly. Transfer-analysis (after 12 months) showed that the participants remember relevant issues, especially those concerning children's upbringing but not those in the field of addiction prevention. The participants were not able to remember the existence of a connection between the way of upbringing and the development or maintenance of addiction. The majority of the participants are of the opinion that the presentations are suitable to offer knowledge to parents with a migration background. The presentations' program might be changed concerning the amount of information (not too much) and topics might be presented more simple. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation family, community family/parents, children/young people Vorarlberg/Austria 2
Title: Option 2
Summary: The Option 2 intervention provides short-term, intensive, crisis support, including Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and practical interventions, to parents with drug/alcohol problems whose children are at risk of being taken into care. >>
prevention outcome evaluation family family/parents United Kingdom 2

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