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Cox, Gemma and Lawless, Marie (1998) Training communities to respond to drugs. Evaluation of a drugs awareness training programme: a pilot study. Dublin: Merchants Quay Project.

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This report describes a ten-week drugs awareness training programme devised by Merchant's Quay Project (MQP). The programme was available to all interested community members, particularly from areas afflicted by drugs problems. This report evaluates the effectiveness of the training programme in terms of increasing participants knowledge of drug issues, changing their attitudes and attracting community members who had not previously accessed similar programmes. All the participants said they would recommend the course to others, with 55% reporting the content as being 'very good, with 39% reporting the content as 'good'. In terms of improving knowledge about drugs issues, 33% were very satisfied with knowledge gained and 43% were 'satisfied'. The majority (86%) expressed satisfaction at the skills obtained on the training programme. 52% of participants stated that their attitudes toward drug use had changed after attending the course, with 55% more accepting of others as a result of the programme.


Date:1998
Call No:ML2, MQ8, VH4.2 Dublin MQI
Pages:61 p.
Publisher:Merchants Quay Project
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:1-902794-00-1
Keywords:assessment, community development, community involvement, community partnership, Dublin, prevention through training of community leaders
Notes:Contains figures, tables and bibliographic references.
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Accession Number:HRB 2510 (Available), HRB 2511 (Available)
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Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme evaluation
N Communication, information and education > Education and training
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Community-based prevention
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement

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