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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: "Toc Toc Troc" / "Knock, knock, swap"
Summary: "Toc Toc Troc" ( "litterally: "Knock, knock, swap") is a re-insertion activity, built up as a cooperative of services. The drug users are offering various domestyic services to the population (ironing, cleaning, shopping, etc.) in the neigbourhood. In exchange ("swap"), they receive food to improve the accomodation of their institution (coffee, milk, sugar, etc.). Respecting a time schedule, taking responsabilities, create social contact, organizing oneself and collaborating, alltogether help the users to move forward in their personal re-insertion program. >>
social reintegration process evaluation Belgium 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: 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: Sosyal Aktiviteler Projesi – Social Activities Project
Summary: The aim of the project is to employ high-school students with activities in drug-free environments. The project is run by Istanbul Police Department with the cooperation of education departments and city municipalities in Istanbul. The project is particularly implemented in high-risk areas and schools where infrastructural capacity is low and risk of substance use is high. Besides its vulnerable residents, Istanbul also attracts many domestic immigrants from Anatolia. This population is mostly located in ghettos or inner parts of the city. Students in these places are not able to engage in youth activities. They spend most of their time at streets and malls without doing anything. As a result, the more time in unsupervised settings, the more risk of substance use. Therefore, the project aims to attract students and employ them with activities (sport, cultural, art, handcraft etc.) in their own social environment. The municipalities provide trainers, equipments, and places for youth. School counsellors motivate students to participate in activities and monitor their enrolment/attendance. Students in programmes are required to participate in activities twice a week. Beside coordination and evaluation tasks, police give seminars about substances and consequences of substance use. It is expected that when students leave the streets and participate in youth activities, they are less likely to use substances. The activities under adult supervision provide them with a drug-free environment and enable them to engage in positive activities in their free time. Trainers do not only entertain them, but also teach them self-discipline and risk of substance use. This natural protection helps students to improve their skills and to adopt conventional lifestyles. The intervention is implemented during educational terms and evaluated with pre- and post-test design surveys. This project is still implemented in three districts of Istanbul. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school children/young people Turkey 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
Title: DROJNET 2: Innovation in drug information services (prevention and risk reduction) for young people, through the use of ICT.
Summary: Drojnet 2 is a cross-border project conducted between a French partner, Bizia Association of Bayonne, and three Spanish partners responsible for drug addiction in the regions of La Rioja, Aragon and Catalonia. This project stems from the conclusions and contributions of young people to the Drojnet project (border interregional cooperation for the development of an interactive service on drug information and adapted to young audiences and in the show cómoTVes. Drojnet 2 uses the new technologies of information and communication (mobile messages, web pages and social networking) as a system of participation and involvement of young people in the development and dissemination of prevention and harm reduction messages associated with alcohol, snuff and other drugs among young people. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation school, community children/young people Spain 2
Title: PRexistências– drug addiction prevention project in school community
Summary: PRexistências was structured according to principles of school-based third generation models for prevention of drug addiction. These models are based on the cognitive behavioural paradigm and are characterized by comprehensive and systematic approaches developed through integrated and complex curricula which emphasize the training of social and personal skills. The problem of drug addiction was put on an ecological framework. The project was implemented during four years (2009-2012). During the first two years 3 intervention curricula were designed and implemented: an universal prevention program with 8 sessions (applied to 399 adolescents; 5 schools); a selective prevention program with 20 sessions (applied to 320 adolescents; 3 schools); and finally, the program of peers leadership with 28 sessions (applied to 12 adolescents); in parallel to this intervention devoted to youth with ages of 12 to 18 years, awareness actions on the same thematic were implemented in the remaining members of the school community: parents, teachers and school staff in a total of 400 subjects. The first two years results were positively evaluated, however it was considerate that initial model of intervention needs changes, towards the fulfilment of the original aims through a new and more collaborative intervention. The following problems were identified during an attempt to “giving voice to the community”: 1) risk factors appear earlier; 2) weak parental involvement in youths life; 3) the fact that only project technicians were responsible by the intervention on prevention of drug addiction and schools, despite of their support to the project, have adopted a passive role. After the identification of these problems, an effort to find alternative approaches that could guarantee the implementation of an integrated project that could function per se and promote effective changes in school community. With this objection an alliance between school community and project was established on the basis of the commitment of both parts towards a proactive role to solve the problem. During the last two years of the project (2011-2012), teachers were progressively more responsible by the application of programs. Thereby, there was a need to find a new curriculum that could be validated and recognized by the teaching community as an added value for their own professional project: “Me and the others” was the curriculum selected. During the first phase of implementation, project technician apply sessions (being a role-model), at same time, teachers received training. Afterward the application works with project technicians and teachers’ collaboration. This way it was possible to train skills to sustain protection factors for children and youth (1008 subjects) and in parallel it was possible to promote teachers’ master skills (19 subjects) who trained and implemented new work methodologies and were prepared to implement the program by themselves. The intervention also included children between 6 and 10 years old (1st cycle of education): programs for training of personal and social skills were developed targeting 155 children and parents (10 subjects) towards the promotion of parental skills. Finally, following an intervention approach which considers that the school context is not limited to students, actions targeting school technicians, teachers, operational assistants and parents were developed. The objective was for these groups to develop prevention skills and to make them active prevention agents. Specific targeted actions were also developed towards public awareness of the entire school and community. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school family/parents, children/young people Portugal 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

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