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Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. (2010) Building on our strengths: Canadian standards for school-based youth substance abuse prevention. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. 139 p.

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The Standards aim to support these workers by providing them with:
• a benchmark of optimal performance for school teams;
• support and guidance to pursue continuous improvements; and
• practical resources and examples to support change.

These are standards of excellence that strive towards optimal substance abuse prevention programs in schools. This is a destination that may seem difficult to reach, but it is attainable by building upon a school’s existing strengths and current prevention programming. To begin this journey, the Standards serve as a roadmap to help schools reflect on where they are now, where they wish to go and what areas of program development will prove beneficial in their prevention efforts.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Source:Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Date:2010
Pages:139 p.
Publisher:Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Corporate Creators:Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Place of Publication:Ottawa
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > School based prevention
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Substance use in the educational environment > School substance use policy
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Canada

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