Engaging young people in drug prevention interventions presents challenges especially when the intervention is delivered within criminal justice contexts. As part of the EPPIC project we opened discussions on this topic at four ‘solutions focused’ workshops, held in London, Sheffield, Sandwell and Edinburgh.
A short report, synthesising the findings from the workshops highlights key messages for practice under six headings:
Adopt a strengths based / rights based approach
Clarify rules of engagement
Set goals collaboratively
Offer practical support
Develop trusting, honest relationships.
The report is available here: http://drugandalcoholresearchcentre.org/EPPICreport/EPPICreport.html#page=1