Posts Tagged Drug education

Positive signs of growing political consensus on life-skills approach to prevention

As we wait on the Commons Committee report on Psychoactive Substances Bill, Mentor is hopeful not only about the role that prevention and education will play in the government’s response to NPS, but also about the increasing importance of prevention within the Government’s wider drug strategy. As such, we are […]

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UNICEF – Life Skills Resources

  UNICEF provides a series of technical and policy documents to support teachers and practitioners to develop a life-skills based approach to drug education and prevention. Click here to access the resources.  

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Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use: New trends and what they mean

The latest instalment of the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s (HSCIC) ongoing survey of young people sheds light on several issues that continue to whirl around media and public opinion. Since the 1980s, the Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England series has been a valuable indicator […]

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Delivering alcohol and drug education: Advice for teachers

What are the underlying principles of alcohol and drug education? And what are the best teaching methods to use when delivering alcohol and drug education in your classroom? This briefing paper provides advice and tips for teachers and educators responsible for delivering alcohol and drug education. This briefing paper is […]

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International Resource Finder – Mentor International

Mentor International’s new International Resource Finder is for anyone working with young people to easily and quickly find materials to help them in their work. This interactive tool features more than 100 evidence-informed resources from a variety of leading organisations across the world committed to drug prevention. We hope that […]

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Building resilience and character in young people

Building resilience in children and young people is one of the key principles of good education, and a necessary requirement in facilitating personal growth, whilst enabling children and young people to successfully navigate life and life challenges. This briefing paper looks at resilience in the context of universal educational settings […]

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The future of evidence-based prevention

We are very pleased to see the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) mentioned in two key strategic documents this week: The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) report on the prevention of alcohol and drug dependence, and the Home Office third annual review of […]

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Making the case for PSHE education

Are you an advocate of good Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and you want to make the case in your school? This document produced by the PSHE Association will help you build a compelling argument to colleagues, senior leaders, governors, parents and others about the crucial importance of […]

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The Drugs Wheel

The Drugs Wheel was originally designed as a training tool. By 2012 there was an increasing number of new psychoactive substances on the market that didn’t fit within the old methods of drug classification, and adding three new categories (cannabinoids, empathogens and dissociatives) meant that all drugs could now be […]

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Effective Education for Children and Young People

The following is a guest post by Faith Moore, Public Relations Coordinator at Saint Jude Retreat, an alternative to traditional drug and alcohol treatment centers and rehabs. Based in the United States, Saint Jude Retreats provides a program for people with substance use problems that concentrates on self-directed positive and […]

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