Lochaber Drug and Alcohol forum

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Lochaber Drug and Alcohol forum

  1. 1. Highland Substance Misuse Prevention and Education Lochaber Drug and Alcohol Forum June 2010 ‘ Working together to inspire learning and achievement in Highland communities’
  2. 2. Highland CPD Development <ul><li>Partnership with HADP, Northern Constabulary and Youth Action </li></ul><ul><li>1 Day Multi-Agency Training Course / Bespoke </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable and scalable model </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Locally relevant and supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on learners particularly vulnerable learners </li></ul>‘ Working together to inspire learning and achievement in Highland communities’
  3. 3. Latest Research - Adolescent Substance Misuse in Scotland <ul><li>Literature review based research, looking at SALSUS and Health Behaviour of School Aged children. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Factors, Family and Peer Factors, Socio-Environmental Factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Examining Risk Factors V Protective Factors </li></ul>www.healthscotland.com/documents/3224.aspx
  4. 4. Latest Research - Adolescent Substance Misuse in Scotland Among both boys and girls, spending time with friends in the evenings, skipping school – RISK Factors Higher educational aspirations perceived good health and liking school were found to be PROTECTIVE for boys High family affluence, perceived good school performance, perceived good health and liking school PROTECTIVE for girls
  5. 5. What can we take from this research? Focus on developing positive attitudes to school, encourage young people to pursue opportunities for further education, fulfil their academic potential – Cutting down RISK Factors Include families and peers in our education, research points to family circumstances and friends being highly influential - Increasing PROTECTIVE factors Effective education based on knowledge, skills and attitudes - Increasing PROTECTIVE factors
  6. 6. Highland CPD Aim ‘ To provide participants with the knowledge and increased awareness of substance misuse prevention and education to be able to confidently deliver to children and young people in school community settings ’
  7. 7. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Participants will….. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be aware of the current evidence for effective approaches for substance misuse education. Whole school community issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>will be able to critically appraise educational resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>have considered current trends & issues regarding substance misuse and it’s impact on society. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>will have explored attitudes and values to substance misuse. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to define a range of substances and know their legal classifications. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have an increased knowledge of local support services for children, young people and adults. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Highland CPD Content
  9. 9. Key Principles Dusenbury and Falco 1995 McNeil and Stradling 2005
  10. 10. Curriculum for Excellence www.ltscotland.gov.uk
  11. 11. Connecting Young Carers <ul><li>Experiences of caring for a Parent with substance misuse and/or mental health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Living under pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to learning </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Coping Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Own substance misuse </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of family & peers </li></ul><ul><li>Aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>CD Resource </li></ul>www.forhighlandsyoungcarers.co.uk
  12. 12. The Difference it’s making? <ul><li>Impact on learners particularly vulnerable learners </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from young people </li></ul><ul><li>SALSUS </li></ul><ul><li>Highland Lifestyle Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Risk factors reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Observation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Have a Healthy GLOW! www.ltscotland.gov.uk
  14. 14. [email_address]

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