As part of the work carried out through ADEPIS, Mentor has explored and chronicled the most effective ways to embed evidence-based practice into mainstream education. Our findings conclude that the challenges young people face as they grow up are complex and interlinked, and addressing potential harms before they become damaging cannot be done by one organisation alone. Building a Community of Evidence-based Practice (CEP) is critical to providing quality evidence-based prevention programmes to all young people.
Building a community of evidence-based practice around prevention
Second gathering: Thursday 3rd December 2015
We are pleased to announce that our second gathering will be held on Thursday 3rd December, 3pm – 5pm , at CAN Mezzanine, Old Street.
Making it work: Systems thinking about prevention
In our previous meeting, we looked at what works in prevention, and the reasons why we need to build a community of practice around prevention.
On Monday 8th June we held the first ADEPIS consultation and looked at most effective ways to bring evidence-based practice to mainstream education through the establishment of a community of practice around prevention.
Why do we need to build a community of practice around prevention?
The challenges young people face as they grow up are complex and interlinked. Addressing potential harms before they become damaging is vital, and it cannot be done by one organisation alone.
This time we want to look at how can we make it work.
We will do this by looking specifically at the prevention community as a connected ecosystem.
Together we can develop best practice, build a strong evidence base for what works, involve different key stakeholders in both designing and delivering programmes that work, and support each other in protecting children and young people from harm by building their self-efficacy and resilience to risk as they move through childhood and adolescence.
Throughout the day we will discuss creative ways to ensure:
1- Constructive collaborations and partnerships;
3- And, to further explore elements of the previous themes, in this meeting we will focus on ‘youth engagement’ as one of the many components for designing good interventions and ensuring sustainability.