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Catholic Youth Care. Nic Lughadha, Colma (2000) Catholic Youth Care drug education and prevention programme for primary schools. Facilitators guidelines. Dublin: Catholic Youth Care.

This programme was initially piloted from 1994 to 1998 as a joint project between Finglas Youth Service (CYC) and the Eastern Health Board (now Northern Area Health Board). The Finglas Youth Service (CYC) submitted a proposal to extend the programme once the Finglas/ Cabra Drugs Task Force was established. Four full-time drug prevention officers were appointed in June 1998 facilitating a programme called 'Awareness FC'.

The experiences have been used to develop this programme which is aimed at youth workers, specifically those working with youths at primary school level. The programme operated over seven weeks with a group for one hour and fifteen minutes per session, with groups no larger than fifteen, with two facilitators per group. The programme aims to increase the participant's awareness of drugs and related issues, to encourage them to make informed decisions and to discuss self-esteem amongst participants.


Date:2000
Call No:JB2, VH4.2
Pages:42 p.
Publisher:Catholic Youth Care
Corporate Creators:Catholic Youth Care
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:adolescent, Ireland, youth (stage of life), youth AOD education, youth-club-based prevention
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Accession Number:HRB 2206 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
N Communication, information and education > Educational level > Primary education level
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education
T Demographic characteristics > Student (primary level)

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