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Strong Start, A

Good Practices in Using a Local Situation Assessment to Begin a Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Project

  • Author: UNODC
  • Publication date: January 2005
  • Page count: 52
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 04.XI.22

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The best foundation for any youth substance abuse prevention initiative is a local situation assessment and good planning. This publication helps develop a project that strives to involve young people and other important groups in determining the local substance abuse situation and in planning how to address it. The principles are based on the experiences and insights of more than 100 very different local partners operating in eight countries from three different regions of the world. They are drawn from the major themes that arose when these local partners were asked to reflect on what worked and didn’t work soon after conducting their own local situation assessments and after planning their own substance abuse prevention project.