Family & young people

Family & young people

Some key documents


(2018) Alcohol and drugs: a parent's guide. Practical advice to help you communicate with your child about alcohol and other drugs. Full text


(2018) The untold story: harms experienced in the Irish population due to others’ drinking. Full text

This report approaches such harms in a comprehensive fashion, basing its many detailed analyses on answers from a probability sample of the whole Irish adult population about their experiences with adverse effects from others’ drinking.


(2017) Drug and Alcohol Trends Monitoring System (DATMS) 2017 Full text

The Drug and Alcohol Trends Monitoring System (DATMS) provides up-to-date information about drug and alcohol use among people living in Dublin 15.


(2015) A practical guide to including seldom-heard children and young people in decision making. Full text

This Toolkit provides an ‘Overview and Context’ as well as the ‘Benefits of including Seldom-heard Children and Young People in Decision-. The ‘Role of Management in ensuring the participation of seldom-heard children and young people’ is then outlined.


(2014) Patients. parents. people. Towards integrated supports and services for families experiencing mental health difficulties. Full text /Summary

One of the recommendations of this report is to promote policies and improve practice across adult and children’s systems that consider the needs of the whole family instead of seeing their service users in isolation.


(2014) Multidimensional family therapy for adolescent drug users: a systematic review. Full text 

This EMCDDA Paper focuses on a form of inclusive therapy that involves the young person, their family and their environment. The Multidimensional family therapy delivers promising results that are visible both during therapy and after it has ended.


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