EMCDDA Home
  • EN
Search

School-based intervention for drug using students

Quality level: 1

Summary

The preventive intervention is a suggested course of action that school representatives can take in order to help a pupil and his or her parents deal with a situation of crisis and overcome a drug problem. It is a 12-hour training course which aims at preparing participants to conduct intervention talks with pupils and their parents and agree on a contract.

Type of intervention:
prevention
Sub-area:
indicated
Setting:
school
Type of approach:
training for professionals
Target group:
children/young people
Age group:
11-18
Annual coverage:
Substances addressed:
tobacco, cannabis, opiates, alcohol, ecstasy, cocaine and derivatives, amphetamines, methamphetamines, inhalants/solvents
Evaluation type:
outcome evaluation, process evaluation
Country:
Poland
Start date:
01/10/2001
End date:

Overall objective

The general objective of this programme is to limit psychoactive substance use by pupils and improve their school performance.

Abstract

The preventive intervention is a suggested course of action that school representatives can take in order to help a pupil and his or her parents deal with a situation of crisis and overcome a drug problem. The intervention method consists of the following components: diagnosis, consultation, motivating a pupil to change "problem" behaviour, providing him or her with support in cooperation with parents. Introducing the intervention method in a school requires: Developing cooperation with schoolmasters. They should encourage teachers to take up new tasks, support them during the implementation phase and coordinate interventions, Training programmes for boards of teachers - we propose a 4-hour session which aims at initiating the process of introducing interventions to schools, providing knowledge about narcotic drugs and signals of drug use, Training programmes for teachers and school counsellors willing to make interventions. It is a 12-hour training course which aims at preparing parti

The PDF contains the full intervention description including additional contact information.

Survey

Dear visitor,

We're currently conducting a short survey of this resource (EDDRA: Exchange on Drug Demand Reduction Action). The survey will take no more than 2 minutes and we would be really grateful for your contribution.

No, thanks — maybe some other time

Yes, I'll take the survey!

Many thanks,

The EDDRA team

Page last updated: Friday, 20 January 2012