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Power, Martin and Neville, Patricia (2011) Evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the Community Addiction Studies Course CASC© in Limerick City. Limerick: City of Limerick, VEC.

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This evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of the CASC© in Limerick City is located within the wider context of the drugs education policy in Ireland. Despite the relative increase in the number and variety of addiction courses available, very few evaluations have been carried out on the impact and effectiveness of these courses.

There were two primary reasons for undertaking this evaluation: 1 to measure the effectiveness of the course, and 2 to determine the impact that the course has had on participants.

In 2001, the CASC© was established in Limerick City, with 108 people participating in the course by 2010. The course is organised and supported by Limerick City Adult Education Service (City of Limerick VEC). It is accredited by FETAC as a Level 5 Component Certificate in Community Addiction Studies. Influenced by systems theory, harm reduction and addiction counselling models, the course implements an adult education philosophy in its approach to learning. It is run in a group work setting, which provides a collaborative learning environment, where the facilitators draw on the experience of the group to learn from each other and to apply the course content to their experiences. The CASC© is run over twenty weeks with each weekly group lasting three hours, and the course is assessed through continuous assessment.


Date:2011
Pages:118 p.
Publisher:City of Limerick, VEC
Place of Publication:Limerick
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Limerick
R Research > Research and evaluation
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > Higher education institution (college / university)
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > AOD education

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