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Title: Treatment And Care Of Addicted Offenders in Vienna Favoriten Prison
Summary: The main aim of the programme is to achieve abstinence and to prevent drug and crime-related relapses through providing treatment and care for addicted offenders during their stay in prison. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: A La Carte Prevention. Interactive Prevention Programme On Risk Reduction
Summary: A prevention programme for youth centres which addresses risky behaviour and its implication. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community adults, children/young people France 1
Title: Millennium
Summary: The Millennium programme based in Rimini, a major holiday resort attractive to young people, offers special centres where young people can go to receive support and help. Opening in 2000, the project initially set its objectives at helping 50 young people per year but in 2002 it had already reached 1200. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people Italy 1
Title: Check Who Drives
Summary: The purpose of this campaign is to reduce driving under the influence of drugs. Young drivers are targeted through driving schools and specific mass media campaigns. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation party scene, school, community adults, children/young people Germany 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
Title: Living Together in the 2. District. Program for the prevention of addiction in schools, children and youth work in urban areas
Summary: A pilot project which is implementing addiction prevention activities specifically in an urban setting. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school, community children/young people Austria 1
Title: Positive Futures
Summary: Positive Futures aims to engage and work with marginalised young people living in deprived communities. The national project makes use of sport to have a positive influence on individual participants drug use, physical activity and offending behaviour by widening horizons and access to lifestyle, educational and employment opportunities. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people United Kingdom 1
Title: Mentor UK Rural Youth Project
Summary: The project aims to understand more about young people living in rural areas in order to enable local drug prevention projects to provide a better service. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school, community adults, children/young people United Kingdom 1
Title: Low Threshold Service Ganslwirt
Summary: Established in 1990, Ganslwirt was the first low threshold service based on harm reduction principles in Austria. The care centre is available 24 hours a day and consists of a day centre, an emergency shelter and a medical service. The main objective is the prevention of negative social, psychological and somatic consequences of drug use. >>
harm reduction process evaluation low threshold service, needle/syringe provision adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: "NEVER YOU, if you start using drugs"
Summary: Mass media campaign "NEVER YOU, if you start using drugs" started in October, 2006. The main goal of the campaign is to communicate to young, non-using people what the consequences of drug-usage are. >>
prevention process evaluation party scene, school, community children/young people Lithuania 1

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