Topic 1 Introduction

The main aim of the prevention programs based in schools is to keep the children/ adolescents from smoking, misusing alcohol and from problematic internet use, with the aim to prevent these behaviours for the rest of their lives

School-based prevention programs are most commonly organised as an integral part of the school curricula and are adapted to children’s age.

  • Sharing the information
  • Capacity building for identification and resisting the influence of peers and marketing
  • Teaching the refusal skills
  • Life skills training in a classroom-based drug prevention program focusing on building self-management, social and refusal skills. It is aimed at children in the upper primary or early secondary education.
  • Program: Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers is a preventive intervention that seeks to prevent antisocial and aggressive behaviours and promote positive development among elementary school children
  • Program: Midwestern Prevention Project involves implementing community-wide strategies that reinforce anti-drug messaging among middle schoolers.