Posts Tagged alcohol

The Proximity Effect: The Role of Family Life in Shaping Children’s Knowledge about Alcohol

The Proximity Effect: The Role of Family Life in Shaping Children’s Knowledge about Alcohol and its Social and Health Implications is a presentation that Professor Gill Valentine gave at the Alcohol and Families Alliance meeting held in February 2015. The presentation sheds light on the role played by family life and parenting […]

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DOs and DON’Ts of alcohol and drug education

Effective alcohol and drug education develops pupils’ skills, knowledge, values and attitudes helping them build resilience to address and overcome difficult situations. What works and what doesn’t work in alcohol and drug education: DOs An effective programme of alcohol and drug education: is needs-led and age-appropriate, putting the pupil at […]

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Review of guidance on schools based interventions on alcohol

NICE have today announced that they will be reviewing their guidance on school interventions on alcohol.  In setting out their reasoning NICE say: Since the publication of PH7 there have been large changes in both the public health landscape and education system – for example the introduction of Academies and free schools, and […]

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AYPH research summary on adolescent substance use

This research summary produced by the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) shows recent trends of Alcohol and Drug use among teenagers in the UK. Key statistics: Among school pupils aged 11-15, 57% do not drink and 10% report that they drank in the last week; Over a quarter of 15 […]

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Multiple substance use among young people: Trends and risk factors

Past research on risky behaviours among teenagers has identified strong links and interconnections among different types of risky behaviours, suggesting that young individuals involved in a given risk behaviour are more likely to be involved in other types of hazardous attitudes and activities. This behavioural trend has enabled researchers to […]

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Video: planning Y9 lesson with the help of Y10s

A Group of Year 10 students discuss in a focus group what they know about alcohol and what they think should be taught to Year 9s about alcohol. The teachers then use the pupils’ input to plan and teach a lesson.

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Alcohol Education Trust resources

The following resources are available free of charge from the Alcohol Education Trust   Online resources A website designed specifically for those teachers and professionals requiring lesson plans, film clips, worksheets and facts on alcohol along with guidance and recommendations for implementing alcohol education under six specific topics: Assessing knowledge Effects […]

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What makes for an effective school alcohol policy?

An effective school alcohol policy comes from many factors: senior leadership support; a whole school approach to drugs and alcohol; consultation with the school community; integrating education, support and prevention… you can find out more in our toolkit for schools revising their drug and alcohol policy. A new piece of research looks […]

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Young people’s drinking: health harms and NHS burden

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages: Young people’s drinking carries immediate risks to their health: underage drinkers are significant users of A&E and ambulance services Starting […]

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Alcohol, drugs and sexual health: Tackling under-18 conceptions

This set of papers ‘Thinking Prevention’ will help those involved in drug and alcohol education and prevention to set out a clear public health case for their work. Key Messages: The majority of young women who conceive under the age of 18 have not planned to do so, and young […]

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