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Cullen, Barry (1998) Young People & Drugs : Critical Issues for Policy : proceedings of a half day seminar held November 22, 1997 Trinity College Dublin. Dublin: Children's Research Centre .

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This seminar brought together experts in the field to discuss the drugs situation, how it affects young people, and to highlight issues pertinent to policy making for this area. Howard Parker spoke on drugs awareness normalisation among teenagers and the ways in which current (specifically UK) awareness projects fail to reach teens. Barry Cullen illustrated the consequences of failing to recognise the distinction between drug use and problem drug use within communities. David Treacy highlighted that while community youth workers are often the only adult a young person can talk to candidly about their drug taking careers, youth workers fail to recognise the restrictions under which the statutory sector operate. Owen Metcalfe illustrated how drug policies are hindered by a lack of data and called for more emphasis to be placed on preventative measures such as providing recreational facilities for young people. Mary Ellen McCann explained how Ballymun Youth Action Project attempted to engage teens and gain their respect, but was hindered by statutory agencies not understanding the needs of community organisations.


Item Type
Book
Date
1998
Call No
AA2, TA14, VH4.2
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
Children's Research Centre
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
1 902230 06 X
Keywords
health promotion, community action, AOD education, young adult, young AOD user, Drugs Policy
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1274 (Available), HRB 1936 (Available)

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