The project aims to support and develop the delivery of high quality drugs education programmes for young people and parents in order to promote the health and wellbeing of young people in County Leitrim.
The project aims to support and develop the delivery of high quality drugs education programmes for young people and parents in order to promote the health and wellbeing of young people in County Leitrim. The project works with all young people aged between 10 – 17 years in their community focusing on empowering young people to make positive and healthy life choices. The project provides Intensive individual work, focused group work and parents programmes. All Drug & Alcohol Education programmes will aim to involve young people aged 10-17 years in developmental processes that enable them to: Develop a positive self-image and self-esteem. Build personal autonomy and the capacity to make independent decisions. Participate in positive peer groups that promote personal development and respect the uniqueness of each person. Develop a sense of responsibility for the consequences of ones actions. Participate in discussions where they give their true opinions and listen to the opinions of others. Take greater charge of oneself and one’s life. To involve parents and adults in the community to respond to the needs of young people. The development of these capacities is essential in responding to the issue of drug misuse.
- Leitrim - south
- Leitrim - north
- Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Project is outreach service which caters for young people in their own communities.
- People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
- Parents / guardians can refer
- Through GP
- Through schools
- Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
- Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
- Through HSE services
- Through other statutory services
- Through other community / voluntary service
- Under-18s need parental permission
- Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
- Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
Project engages young people aged 10-17 years in Drug Education & Prevention Programmes.
Drug & Alcohol Education & Prevention