Topic 2 Teaching on Program Development

  • Program should be developed in the collaboration with the target population (in our case children adolescents).
  • program development
  • implementation
  • dissemination
  • evaluation

How to Include Children/ Adolescents

  • During program development we should include their insight.
  • During program implementation, the children/ adolescents can be included as peer educators.
  • During the process of dissemination, children/ adolescents can spread the program activities and results through social media, and in-person contacts with students from other schools/ areas.
  • The impact on students is very important to be evaluated during the evaluation process.
  • Critical thinking
  • Discussions
  • Work in groups
  • NOT simple sharing of information.
  • Share the importance of strengthening the protective factors
  • Start slowly and include the attendees in each step of your lecture.
  • Individual (intrapersonal)
  • Relational (interpersonal)
  • Organisational
  • Environmental
  • Policy level factors.
  • Think about the factors that you/ your attendees can influence.
  • Discuss how you can do that.
  • Think about the possible modalities.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each modality.
  • Teach on the assessment of the community needs.
  • indicators, like frequency of smoking, alcohol use (important things to ask), and problematic internet use.
  • Behavioral
  • Policy-based
  • Environmental
  • Educational
  • Organisational change
  • Each method has a theoretical basis.
  • The attendees must be aware that the evaluation plan must be provided before the program starts as well as the program budget.
  • Attendees should work in small groups
  • Learning must be attendee-centered
  • The tutor must act as a facilitator or guide
  • Problems based on the practical word should be explained at the beginning

Activity 1

The step that should be conducted before creating the preventive program is..?

  • Situation analysis
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Stakeholders analysis

Activity 2

Which of the following can be an activity in the addiction prevention program? 

  • Leaflets
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Organisational change
  • Online health promotion

Activity 3

Health promotion campaigns can be delivered through:

  • Social media
  • Websites
  • Posters
  • Leaflets
  • Seminars
  • Discussions

Activity 4

The outcome of the campaign can be measured through the:

  • Before and after questionnaires
  • Before and after health assessments
  • Following the sales

Case Study

The program aiming to prevent smoking and promote smoking cessation was created and implemented among the first-year students. The program consisted of two parts: an online health promotion campaign and motivational interviewing. The online health promotion campaign included the posters, messages, discussion topics and the newest research data which were shared among the students through specially designed, closed groups on social media. The motivational interview was conducted individually, with the students who were interested in going through the motivational interview and applying for it. The motivational interviews were conducted by the specially educated interviewers in two sessions, lasting about 30-45 minutes and with 7 to 10 days apart. The students who applied for the motivational interviewing were assessed for the stages of change, and those in the contemplation and action phase were included.

Activity 5

Which of the following is NOT the characteristics of the health promotion campaign:

  • It has a fast effect
  • Its’ effects decrease over time
  • Its’ effects are long-lasting
  • The effects can be prolonged and amplified with the participatory approach