Crephenia James-Turney, Organizer of a Peer Helpers Coordinators’ Workshop held last week, describes the workshop as timely. She hopes it will enhance the drug prevention programs at the respective schools.
The workshop was organized for schools in the East, South-east, Roseau and Southern Districts and was facilitated by Ms. Martha Jarvis, Research and Information Officer of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit. A release stated that eleven (11) primary school teachers were in attendance. Ms. Jarvis focused on `Minimum Quality Standards for a Drug Abuse Prevention Programme`.
At the end of the workshop participants were able to (1) Identify the risk-based prevention approach, (2) Identify the risk-based drug abuse prevention models, (3) Identify the characteristics of prevention programmes, (4) Identify the minimum quality standards for prevention programmes and (5) Describe the basic definitions of the minimum quality components. A similar workshop will be held for schools in the West, North and North-Eastern Districts.
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