How to fight against Drugs in Schools

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● Guiding principles for school-based education for drug abuse prevention
● Planning a drug abuse prevention programme inside of schools
● To give Teachers resources and strategies in Drug prevention
● To give participants the right skills for managing drug-related incidents

● Students from all areas
● Teachers of primary schools, secondary schools and vocational schools
● Adult education teachers
● Teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
● Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organisations offering adult education or
vocational education

Trainers Skills:
● Experienced trainer in this area
● International trainer

Detailed Schedule
Day 1
● Schools and drug abuse prevention
○ What is drug abuse prevention?
○ The role of the school in drug abuse prevention
○ School-based education for drug abuse prevention

Day 2
● Planning the drug abuse prevention programme
○ Focusing resources on effective school health: a FRESH start to enhancing the
quality and equity of education
○ Objectives of the drug abuse prevention programme for the junior/middle and senior
○ Implementing the programme
○ Evaluating the programme

Day 3
● Teaching resources and strategies
○ Teaching resources
○ Teaching strategies
○ Student action on drugs
○ Further reading
● School, classroom, community and home influences
○ The school environment and the classroom climate
○ A sample departmental or system-level drug policy
○ Creating a positive environment
○ Engaging parents in drug abuse prevention
○ Engaging the community in drug abuse prevention
○ Religious and cultural diversity

Day 4
● Evaluation and assessment of the drug abuse prevention programme
○ Informal evaluation or professional judgement
○ Guidelines for assessing knowledge skills and values or attitudes
○ General assessment tools
○ More advanced assessment strategies
○ More formal types of evaluation: programme level
○ Checklist for evaluating skills-based programmes of education for drug abuse

Day 5
● Teacher training and technical support programmes
○ Teacher training
○ Using external agencies for training and technical support

Day 6
● Managing drug-related incidents
○ Guidelines for planning responses to drug incidents
○ Assumptions and values underlying intervention
○ Objectives of the intervention process
○ Suggested outcomes for acceptable drug interventions
○ Notes on managing media contact
○ Actions to minimize drug incidents at school
○ Suggested procedures for managing drug incidents at school
○ The drug incident intervention plan
○ Drug incident intervention plan: general points
○ Consequences of drug use for students
○ Community conferencing: a non-punitive approach to managing students involved in
drug-related incidents in schools and community settings

Day 7
● Counselling and referral
○ Early signs of a student at risk
○ Referring students for expert help
○ References and further information
○ Certificates Ceremony

Course organiser
AplicaProposta lda
Braga, Portugal

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