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Browder web review_gug_2011


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  1. 1. Website Review:CEDROThe Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug AbuseBrittany BrowderMichigan State University<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Based in Peru
  3. 3. Private non-profit organization
  4. 4. Established in 1986
  5. 5. Focuses on prevention of drugs, but also focuses on education about the “drug chain” (production-traffic-consumption) via direct strategies and use of the mass media.</li></ul>About CEDRO<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Harvesting coca is a major source of income for families in Peru. In 2003 it was estimated there were 20,200 coca farmers, sometimes 5 or 6 within one family.
  7. 7. The coca leaf has been used to produce cocaine paste. Use and production of this substance has had an effect on Peruvian ecology, economy, health, and politics. It has also had an effect on international relationships.</li></ul>Impact of Drugs in Peru<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Listening Place is a hotline program offered through CEDRO that provides counseling and orientation by professional mental health staff.
  9. 9. They help with cases that include drug addictions, non-traditional addictions (such as gambling), and other risk behaviors.
  10. 10. They offer services such as:
  11. 11. E-mail Counseling
  12. 12. On-line Counseling
  13. 13. Help Programs</li></ul>Listening Place<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Worked with villages and communities closely associated with coca farming. CEDRO worked to form and implement these principles:
  15. 15. Negative consequences of drugs; physical-emotional, social, and environmental.
  16. 16. Found research that shows many Peruvian families are scared that someone in their family will do drugs. CEDRO used this fact to provide accurate information on drugs and the drug chain.
  17. 17. Development of personal and cultural resources.
  18. 18. Inclusion of cultural practices on health, formal, and non-formal education.
  19. 19. Acknowledging population as active change agents.
  20. 20. Including local agents.
  21. 21. Having a comprehensive work style.
  22. 22. Creating clear objectives.
  23. 23. Promoting economic and social development.</li></ul>Alternative Development:CEDRO’s Contribution<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>CEDRO works to build social skills, ethics, and values, along with giving youth what they need as they begin to enter the work force (perhaps as coca farmers).
  25. 25. CEDRO provides:
  26. 26. Vocational Counseling
  27. 27. Career Counseling & Guidance
  28. 28. Training Courses</li></ul>Alternative Development:Youth Labor Alternatives<br />
  29. 29. <ul><li>This website could be useful to youth practitioners in a community where drug use is prevalent because it shows that once a community acknowledges that there is a problem they can work together to find a solution. The organization CEDRO is a great example of that.
  30. 30. Overall, I enjoyed learning about this organization. I never knew about the coca leaf and it’s uses so that was very interesting for me. I do feel that this website was a challenge to navigate, seeing as how some of the links weren’t working. Also, this site is originally in Spanish, so I think some of the words got lost in translation.</li></ul>Conclusion<br />
  31. 31. Cedro. (2011). Retrieved from<br /><br />References<br />