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Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service. [Mentor ADEPSIS] (2014) Involving families affected by substance use in alcohol and drug education. London: Mentor ADEPSIS. 19 p.

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Using visitors to enhance alcohol and drug education sessions is a common approach taken by many schools, with teachers feeling that people with direct experience can bring a valuable ‘real life’ element to lessons. Similarly, good practice guidance states that external contributors represent a key source of advice and support for schools in the delivery of alcohol and drug education. But whilst visitors can bring benefits if used properly, a lack of care and attention to good practice can result in sessions having limited, or even negative, outcomes.

Although this document contains relevant learning on how schools can use any sort of visitor to enhance alcohol and drug education, it focuses particularly on contributions from families affected by substance use: for example, a parent whose child experienced problems with drugs or alcohol.

This resource aims to:
•Help schools and families to accrue benefits and avoid mistakes in collaborating to deliver alcohol and drug education
•Ensure approaches are based on available evidence and good practice
•Make sessions as beneficial as possible for pupils, families and teachers.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Mentor ADEPSIS
Date:November 2014
Pages:19 p.
Publisher:Mentor ADEPSIS
Corporate Creators:Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Family-focused prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education
T Demographic characteristics > Child of substance user
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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