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NCJ Number: 161434 Find in a Library
Title: Drugs Prevention Training: An Evaluation of Three Drugs Prevention Teams, Paper 8
Author(s): M Williams
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 81
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-533-4
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report describes some of the key issues in drugs prevention training and identifies the hallmarks of successful courses.
Abstract: This report studies the context, process, and impact of local training programs against agreed criteria. The author analyzed documents, observed training sessions, and interviewed trainers and trainees. Characteristics of successful drugs prevention training programs include assessing training needs, effective training methods, and follow-up action and support. In addition, good practice includes the following: (1) Allow trainees to negotiate course content and method to ensure training meets their needs. (2) Consider professionals' needs as trainers and as part of wider networks. (3) Think of practical considerations such as the suitability of the venue, noise, and privacy. (4) Concentrate on smaller groups if possible. (5) Build networking opportunities into the training sessions and facilitate post-course networking among trainees. (6) Monitor and evaluate the success of training against planned outcomes. Figures, references, appendix
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Community resources; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention training; Drug prevention programs; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Program design; Program evaluation; Training evaluation; Training needs assessment
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