Prevention resources for community settings
As well as their homes and schools, young people's communities play an important role in building their resilience and preventing substance misuse. Practitioners working in alcohol and drug education and prevention can benefit from the evidence base we have built as well as the free resources available from ADEPIS.
Here you will find resources developed to support professionals working in community and nonformal settings to support young people and their families with alcohol and drug education and prevention services.
This includes youth workers, family support staff and professionals working with kinship carers, as well as the police.
Resources for kinship care professionals
Resource pack for professionals working with kinship carers
This resource pack was designed to support professionals working with kinship care families and organisations wishing to offer further training to kinship care support workers.
Needs assessment & support for kinship carers in Scotland
Resources for youth and family support workers
Making alcohol and drug education inclusive
When delivering alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings, including classrooms or community environments, you will need to tackle sensitive issues. Not all young people are comfortable discussing certain topics, and some parents are reluctant to allow their children to explore certain themes.
This briefing paper outlines key requirements to ensure the delivery of culturally sensitive alcohol and drug education in a classroom or community setting.
Involving families affected by substance use
This document contains relevant learning on how schools can enhance alcohol and drug education using any sort of visitor, focusing particularly on contributions from families affected by substance use: for example, a parent whose child experienced problems with alcohol or drugs. This resource aims to help schools and families to accrue benefits and avoid mistakes in collaborating to deliver alcohol and drug education.
Supporting children affected by substance use at home
Substance use can impact the lives of young people in many ways, especially if they are affected by problematic alcohol or drug use in their own homes. The following resource was developed primarily for schools, but may also be useful in certain informal or community settings. Its aim is to summarise the key issues for children affected by parental substance use, and how schools can consider supporting them.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention: Intergenerational factors and the role of the family
This briefing paper from Adfam examines the role that families play – or can play – in drug and alcohol prevention, and the significance of intergenerational risk. In particular, the briefing focuses on familial influence, including the risk of intergenerational transmission and how we can help facilitate the family's role in prevention, as well as the benefits of early intervention and a consideration of good practice
Drug and alcohol factsheets
The Australian Drug Foundation has an excellent collection of free online resources:
Resources for police
Young people's recommendations
Learn what young people think the police's role is in alcohol and drug education in this document from participants in our London Youth Involvement Project:
Resources to facilitate youth involvement
Youth involvement resource pack
This resource pack was developed based on the findings of Mentor's London Youth Involvement Project, and was designed to help other organisations and individuals working in youth involvement and prevention.