Substance Misuse Prevention and Education


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Substance Misuse Prevention and Education

  1. 1. ‘ Working together to inspire learning and achievement in Highland communities’
  2. 2. ‘ Working together to inspire learning and achievement in Highland communities’ Highland Substance Misuse Prevention and Education June 2010
  3. 3. 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 ’
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. Highland CPD Content
  6. 6. Substances & Classification <ul><li>Class A </li></ul><ul><li>Class B </li></ul><ul><li>Class C </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Substances </li></ul>
  7. 7. Scottish Youth Commission on Alcohol <ul><li>Recognise Health and Wellbeing as a subject </li></ul><ul><li>Embed Alcohol education basics into cpd for all learning professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage and promote best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and evaluate peer education methods </li></ul><ul><li>Better support for community / youth work resources for alcohol education </li></ul>
  8. 8. 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>
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Highland Lifestyle Survey Attributes
  12. 12. Key Principles Dusenbury and Falco 1995 McNeil and Stradling 2005
  13. 13. What else? <ul><ul><ul><li>Must promote a sense of self-efficacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning must be recognised </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delivered by trained and approved staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Considers background knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uses current media (i.e Pablos Basement and Talk To Frank videos) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Through School Development Plans, set out time for planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young People involved in setting out program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be unbiased </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have the latest accurate information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time relevant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contextual to local areas and national picture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be delivered in the context of curriculum for excellence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced by expressive arts wider Highland events e.g Choices for Life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support from local authority for professionals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include a broad skill mix - social resistance skills / practical emergency skills </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Key issues – Online Identities <ul><li>Privacy Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Friends or Frenemies? </li></ul><ul><li>Pharming </li></ul><ul><li>It stays online! </li></ul><ul><li>Can have future consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Password Data </li></ul>
  15. 15. Definition of the Curriculum <ul><li>The ethos and life of the school </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum areas and subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary projects and studies </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for personal achievement </li></ul>
  16. 16. Health and Wellbeing Es and Os Three levels <ul><li>Responsibility of All – Whole School Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Area in it’s own right – PSE? </li></ul><ul><li>Permeates the learning community </li></ul>Embodying a whole school community approach
  17. 17. Health and Wellbeing Es and Os Six Organisers / HWB Subject Specifics <ul><li>Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for Choices and Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport </li></ul><ul><li>Food and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Misuse </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood </li></ul>
  18. 18. 4 Key Documents Responsibility of All Health & Wellbeing as a subject area
  19. 19. Curriculum for Excellence
  20. 20. Learning Communities Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership
  21. 21. Have a Healthy GLOW!
  22. 22. 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>
  23. 23. Shared Responsibility <ul><li>Provides a context for learning </li></ul><ul><li>New Cross Curricular Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Tapping into new ways of thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Use Web 2.0 Technologies </li></ul>Pilot Projects
  24. 24. Shared Responsibility
  25. 25. 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>
  26. 26. Evaluation