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  • prevention-smartparents
    An Online Resource for Parents to Protect Their Children from Drug Misuse
  • Why?
    There is a demand and need particularly from developing countries for parents and caregivers to receive further help and support in the field of prevention
    The need is to develop human resource capability and expertise
    Specifically to enable key 'agents of prevention' to make a meaningful and effective contribution to preventing drug misuse
    February 2010
    The Mentor Foundation
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  • Research shows that parents and caregivers have the greatest influence on their children’s lives and prevention-smart parents focuses directly on providing them the support they need

  • What?
    An online e-learning programme consisting of modules developed, monitored and supported by Mentor’s international team of scientific experts
    Targeted at parents, caregivers and members of the young person’s extended family
    Provides an opportunity to learn the basics of drug misuse prevention through the medium of the Internet
    Designed to actively engage users and provide practical resources for parents and caregivers to use at home with their children
    February 2010
    The Mentor Foundation
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  • Homepage
  • Chapters
    You Are Not Alone!
    Why Do Teenagers Act the Way They Do?
    What You Need to Know About Drugs
    What You Need to Know About Alcohol and Tobacco
    What You Need to Know About Cannabis
    Why Do Some Kids Use Drugs?
    How Do I Protect My Child From Drugs?
    Communication, Discipline, and Support
    Does Media Make a Difference?
    What to Do if My Teenager is Using Drugs
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  • The Mentor Foundation
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    Format
    • Short 10-15 page chapters
    • Cartoons and animations featuring ‘Mentor Man’
    • Straightforward language targeted at parents needs
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    Interactive Learning
    • Interactive sections help to break up the text
    • Test your knowledge and intuition with simple quizzes
    • The ‘correct’ answer is always fully explained
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  • Tips and Activities
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    • Optional ‘Parenting Tips’ and ‘Suggested Activities’ appear in sidebars
    • Provide more depth for parents who want it without making chapters too long
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    Chapter Summaries
    • Chapters end with a simple and reassuring summary of the topics covered
    • Links are provided to other online resources for further reading
    • There is also an opportunity for parents to test themselves
    • Certificate for parents who complete all chapter reviews
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  • Community
    A forum is provided for parents to discuss the chapters and provide each other with assistance
    Site news, updates and interesting emerging prevention science provided via a blog and newsletter for registered users
    Potential for translation and localisation by regional partners
    Future opportunity for use of social networks and user-generated content
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    February 2010
  • Feedback
    Seeking feedback for continuous improvement
    Initial feedback has been largely positive:
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    February 2010

  • I am thrilled because it is a fantastic tool…I will promote Prevention-Smart Parents to family members in hope that they may feel more confident/knowledgeable to manage substance issues within the home environment

    Young Persons Substance Misuse Service Manager, HMP YOI Ashfield, UK

  • We are absolutely impressed with the obvious evidence base to the site, the prevention frameworks which underpin the content, the language and, it seems, the universality of the content

    Drug Strategy Project Officer, Department of Education and Children's Services, S. Australia
  • Feedback
    Seeking feedback for continuous improvement
    Initial feedback has been largely positive:
    Evidence-based
    Easy to understand
    Universal appeal
    Open to opportunities to further develop and integrate content:
    The Mentor Foundation
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    February 2010

  • As a school social worker and addiction specialist, I found your website quite innovative and helpful.I would love to find a way to integrate it into our prevention efforts at school.

    Social Worker, Jericho School District, New York
  • Feedback
    Seeking feedback for continuous improvement
    Initial feedback has been largely positive:
    Evidence-based
    Easy to understand
    Universal appeal
    Open to opportunities to further develop and integrate content
    Lots of interest in a ‘book’ or classroom-style resources
    The Mentor Foundation
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    February 2010
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