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The Family-based Prevention Interventions Programme serves as a system for addressing drug use and related issues in family settings. Mainly targeting parents, the programme provides an overview of the family as the primary socialization agent of children; the science behind family-based preventive interventions and the application of such evidence-based approaches to help prevent the onset of substance use in children.

Objectives of the Program

  • Provides an overview of the role of the family in the prevention of substance use; and
  • Introduces different types of family-based prevention programs

The content addresses family based interventions types and evidence; Family based prevention programs; Implementing family based prevention interventions; Monitoring and Evaluation of Family Programs; Training skills and Facts about drugs for parents. 

The School-Based Prevention Interventions Program is a system for addressing drug use within the school setting. It provides an overview of the school in society, the science behind school-based preventive interventions and the application of such evidence-based approaches in school settings around the world.

Objectives

  • It outlines the opportunities that schools provide for drug prevention.
  • It outlines principles of effective and ineffective prevention practice in school settings – of what works and what does not work.

The content deals with alcohol and drug abuse ADA situation at school level; why schools are an important setting for substance use prevention; Child development and substance use prevention; Applying cognitive and learning theories to substance use prevention; What works in prevention; School policies and environmental improvement programs and Drug counseling and referral.

The Workplace Prevention Interventions Programme is a system for addressing drug use and related issues at the workplace. It provides an overview of the role of work and the workplace in society, how stress and other work-related influences affect people’s risk of substance use, the science behind workplace preventive interventions, and the application of such evidence-based approaches in work settings around the world.

Objectives

  • To provide an overview of the problem of drug use in the workplace
  • To help participants understand workplace risk and protective factors for drug use
  • Discuss the problem of drug use from the perspective of employers, employees and families
  • Describe the key components of effective workplace drug use prevention practices

Community-Based Prevention Interventions Program is an evidence-based system for community-wide interventions for drug use prevention and management. NACADA conducts sensitizations and advocacy forums to community groups and forums such as barazas, Agricultural Society of Kenya(ASK) shows, sports events, and during international commemorative days such as IDADA. Sensitizations are also carried out at workplaces, faith based organizations, civil society organizations and schools.

A critical component of Community-based Prevention Interventions involves enforcement of tobacco and alcohol policy interventions and strategies at the community level. The Program addresses principles of effective community wide policies, regulations and laws as well as effective implementation of environmental interventions.