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July 7, 2015 – Unplugged: Life-skills for thriving youth

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing CAYT quality-assessed programmes for young people. On Tuesday 7th July we held the first seminar of the series, which looked at Unplugged. Unplugged Programme

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November 11, 2014 – Engaging parents in alcohol and drug education

On Tuesday 11th November the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was in Leeds to share some useful advice for practitioners willing to better engage parents and families in alcohol and drug education. The day was opened by Helena Conibear, Director of the Alcohol Education Trust who

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September 19, 2014 – Ofsted, PSHE education and the new curriculum 2014

On Friday 19th September we held the seventh regional seminar of the ADEPIS series, which looked at Ofsted, PSHE education and the New Curriculum 2014. Following the publication of the new National curriculum, this seminar explored the status and role of PSHE education for the academic year starting in 2014. The

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May 19, 2014 – ‘Legal highs’, NPS or ‘New drugs’: What do we need to know?

On Monday 19th May we travelled to Cambridge, where we gathered practitioners from across the country interested in exploring issues related to Novel Psychoactive Substances. Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs’, are a group of drugs designed to get around the legal control on illegal drugs. They

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March 27, 2014 – Understanding your pupils’ needs

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing promising programmes for young people. On Thursday 27th March the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service was in Bristol to discuss

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February 14, 2014 – Drug education and prevention: a primary school perspective

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing promising programmes for young people. On Friday 14th February the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service challenged the harsh weather and

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January 7, 2014 – Risky behaviours and multiple substance use among young people

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing promising programmes for young people. On Tuesday 7th January we held our fourth ADEPIS seminar. Hosted by the University of Kent, this event

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November 7, 2013 – Parental substance use and its impacts on children

Mentor are determined to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education. We will do this through the delivery of free regional seminars exploring best practice in prevention and showcasing promising programmes for young people. On Thursday 7th November we brought together practitioners involved in the support of families affected by substance misuse

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Identifying and supporting pupils affected by parental substance misuse

When schools think of drugs and alcohol education or drug prevention programmes they often think of pupils’ alcohol or substance misuse. Unfortunately the issues for pupils could be wider than this. Recent surveys estimated that there are between 250,000 and 350,000 children affected by parental substance misuse in the UK.

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Quality standards for drug education – consultation and survey findings

At our seminar today in Liverpool we are launching a consultation on a new set of quality standards for drug and alcohol education. In developing the draft standards we have drawn on existing guidance including, international standards, the work of  the Drug Education Forum in establishing the principles of good drug education, and

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