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Title: Local Point of Reception and Information for Party Drug Users
Summary: The local point of reception, information and referral for party drug users aims to reduce the risks related to drug-use in this public. It aims to improve users' knowledge and tries to induce behaviour's changes on the related risks, by providing information on the content of the products and the risks related to that products. >>
harm reduction evaluation of intervention planning, process evaluation low threshold service adults Belgium 1
Title: Akran Projesi – Peer Support Project
Summary: The aim of the project is to mobilize student to share information with their peers and to support good role models at high schools. The project is run by Istanbul Police Department with the cooperation of education departments and municipalities in provinces of Istanbul. Leadership skills, non-drug user status and being popular student are the criterions for student selection. These students are trained on substances, consequences of substance use, impact of peer relationships and their role on their social environment. Besides providing information to their peers, these trained students also support conventional life styles at schools. >>
prevention outcome evaluation school children/young people Turkey 2
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: “Drogas: Tu Punto de Información” (Drugs: Your Information Point) is a universal programme intended to prevent alcohol abuse and drugs use among university students
Summary: “Drogas: Tu Punto de Información” (Drugs: Your Information Point) is a universal programme intended to prevent alcohol abuse and the use of other drugs among university students. It also aims to reduce the risks associated with substance abuse. The programme also suggests strategies for self-control and risk minimization. This programme includes: • An information website on alcohol and drugs (www.tupunto.org). This site provides information about the risks of binge drinking, other patterns of alcohol abuse and the use of other drugs. • An e-mail consultation service on drug matters (infodrogas@tupunto.org). • Information and awareness building materials: a series of bookmarks and different posters distributed yearly. These materials are distributed at the participant universities. • An annual students video clips contest on drugs: “Drogas: tu punto de mira” (Drugs: Your Viewpoint). The action aims to promote critical reflection among university students about the risks of drug use and alcohol abuse and to disseminate "peer to peer" preventative messages within the target population. • A bank of audiovisual tools with video clip participants from the yearly contest • A "Peer to Peer" manual. This material suggests methods and activities structured toward wording the content of the winners of each video clip contest to groups of young people. http://www.pdsweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Guia-DE_IGUAL_A_IGUAL-web.pdf • A “10 ideas for a good party at college” brochure poses ideas and advice to support cultural activity, fun, responsibility and respect in the organization of fiestas in college. Designed as a support for organizing parties on the campus. http://www.pdsweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Decalogo-fiesta-CAST-web.pdf Other data of interest: • Thirty-two Spanish universities are involved in the programme. • 1,016,042 visits to the website of the programme (www.tupunto.org) during the period 2009-2014*. • 473 e-mail consultations during the period 2009-2014*. • 244 participants at the annual video clips on drugs contest of “Drogas: tu punto de mira” (Drugs: Your Viewpoint) in the 1st and 2nd edition of the contest (2012, 2013 and 2014). • 120,077 views of the video clips presented in the 3 contest (2012, 2013 and 2014*). (*) (Data as of September 30, 2014) Summary results of the process evaluation: Internal evaluation carried out in 2006.  The programme is widely accepted by the target population.  87.2% of the 392 students interviewed responded that they were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the programme. Some 6.3% reported being indifferent about the programme and only 2.4% expressed opinions contrary to the programme. External evaluation carried out in 2011.  The program had a big impact when compared to other similar programs aimed at broad population groups.  The students interviewed say that the programme’s materials are attractive and functional.  44.2% of the people interviewed claimed to know the bookmarks, and 48.1% knew the posters. Conclusions: Data evaluation process of the programme show the feasibility of the programme actions relative to raising awareness about binge drinking, other patterns of alcohol abuse, and the use of other drugs. The data also confirm that this intervention allows for the dissemination of health messages to a large number of young people at very low cost. >>
prevention evaluation of intervention planning, process evaluation Spain 2
Title: Maat in de shit
Summary: ‘Maat in de shit’ (Friend in n(w)eed) : is a curriculum for secundary school students to work on the subject of cannabis. The package was updated based on new interdisciplinery minimal developemnt goals (which describe what students should know and what attitudes are expected from them.) It also contains recommendations based on the evaluation study on ‘Maat in de shit’. The approach 'friendships and relationships' makes it possible to bridge the gap between working on the subject of cannabis on one hand and a wider approach, aimed at supporting norms and other skills, on the other. The teachers manual "Maat in de shit "contains numerous methodologies regarding communication and protective social norms. The package includes a teachers’ guide, a student brochure, a flyer for students and a poster. >>
prevention outcome evaluation school children/young people Belgium 2
Title: Lluna Programme. Safer Sex and Drug Use. Peer Education
Summary: The purpose of this prison programme based in Valencia's Commitment Unit is to increase knowledge on HIV/AIDS infection and transmission and prevention mechanisms and to provide support and care to the HIV positive community. This is achieved through participatory methods, for example the use of peers and mediators. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison children/young people Spain 2
Title: Euregio-Konekt. Violence Prevention in the Euregio Maas-Rhein
Summary: A violence prevention project for schools in the German speaking community in Belgium. >>
prevention process evaluation school, community adults, children/young people Belgium 1
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: 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: MAG-Net: Health promotion and addiction prevention in school and leisure time settings specifically aiming at youngsters and youngsters at risk.
Summary: The project MAG-Net started in June 2009 and ended in December 2012. It is an operationnal programme which runs in the framework of the INTERREG IV-A "Greater Region" aiming at intensifying cross-border cooperation.The main titel of the project is: Health promotion and addiction prevention project in leisure time and school settings specifically targeting youngsters and youngsters at risk. 6 project partners from 5 different areas in the Greater Region are associated to the project. These partners are: Centre d'action laïque (CAL) of the Province of Luxembourg - leading project partner (Belgium), Stadtverwaltung Saarbrücken (Germany), Aktionsgesellschaft Drogenberatung e.V., Saarbrücken (Germany), Centre Spécialisé de Soins pour Toxicomanes "Les Wads", CMSEA (France), Caritasverband Westeifel e.V. (Germany) and the Centre de Prévention des Toxicomanes, CePT (Luxembourg). 4 actions had been foreseen: "network" MAG-Net, "school" MAG-Net, "party" MAG-Net and "social" MAG-Net. Concerning the "network" MAG-NET, knowledge, resources, services and materials of the different partners have been collected, a data base of existing services had been set up, two trans-border symposiums were organised and a web page was launched (http://mag-net.eu).Concerning "school" MAG-Net, a working group aiming at the development of prevention material in school settings was set up, there was an exchange of existing materials and their translation, a development of new materials concerning age group 13 to 16 years and an evaluation of the material. A data base of working material and projects was also set up (http://mag-net.eu/bdd/index_de.php). School staff was proposed further training and school projects were organized.Concerning "party" MAG-Net, also a working group was set up aiming at organizing international sensibilisation and risk reduction campaigns in party settings.Other aims were to analyse the party public and the drug consumptions. Awareness raising of organisators by further training concerning addiction and risk reduction and to distribute quality labels for party settings have been other objectives of the "party" MAG-Net.The aim of "social" MAG-Net was to set up a working group to exchange best practices and to guarantee further training of professionals in direct contact with drug addicted persons. >>
prevention process evaluation party scene, school children/young people Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg 1

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