Prevention

Skoun's prevention programs aim at preventing the onset of drug use amongst youth and seek their healthy and safe development to achieve their potential and contribute to their communities.

By sharing scientific information and building their capacity, we hope to empower young people while providing long-lasting preventative interventions, involving parents, educators, healthcare providers and national stakeholders.

Drug Education for Youth

The drug education program is tailored to schools and other organizations within the community depending on their needs and time availability.

  • It is aimed at three age groups: 12-15, 15-17 and 17+.

  • It is facilitated by Skoun or Skoun-trained school teachers and educators.

  • It aims at giving providing information and correcting misconceptions about drugs among young people through interactive sessions.

Drug Education for Youth

The drug education program is tailored to schools and other organizations within the community depending on their needs and time availability.

  • It is aimed at three age groups: 12-15, 15-17 and 17+.

  • It is facilitated by Skoun or Skoun-trained school teachers and educators.

  • It aims at giving providing information and correcting misconceptions about drugs among young people through interactive sessions.

Parenting for Prevention

These trainings provide parents and caregivers with the tools and skills needed to effectively communicate about substance use and seek support when needed.

  • They are school-based or offered to private groups.

  • They are facilitated by Skoun.

  • They are given in two-hour sessions.

Capacity Building for Professionals

These trainings build capacity through providing accurate scientific information on substance use and enhancing skills for professionals to implement prevention interventions in their respective communities.

  • They are aimed at healthcare providers, policy makers, teachers, social workers and NGOs.

  • They are facilitated by Skoun.

  • They are three full-day workshops that can be tailored to the group’s specific needs.

Capacity Building for Professionals

These trainings build capacity through providing accurate scientific information on substance use and enhancing skills for professionals to implement prevention interventions in their respective communities.

  • They are aimed at healthcare providers, policy makers, teachers, social workers and NGOs.

  • They are facilitated by Skoun.

  • They are three full-day workshops that can be tailored to the group’s specific needs.

Peer to Peer Education

In these workshops, peer educators acquire solid information about drugs and risky behaviors. They also develop their skills to communicate this knowledge to other youth, giving them continuous support, advice, referrals and knowledge on drug use and addiction.

  • They are given in school-wide and/or community-wide settings.

  • They are targeted to persons aged 14 and above.

  • They are provided by Skoun.

  • They are provided over a period of four to five days, followed by a youth-led drug awareness intervention in the school/community.

Life Skills Education

Contributing to the education of children and youth by enhancing their positive Life Skills such as, among others: standing up to peer pressure, handling hard emotions, setting goals, communicating and asking for help.

  • It can be carried out in schools and community setting.

  • It is aimed at youth aged 4 to 18 years old.

  • It is facilitated by school Skoun-trained teachers or educators.

  • It can be provided throughout the school year.

Life Skills Education

Contributing to the education of children and youth by enhancing their positive Life Skills such as, among others: standing up to peer pressure, handling hard emotions, setting goals, communicating and asking for help.

  • It can be carried out in schools and community setting.

  • It is aimed at youth aged 4 to 18 years old.

  • It is facilitated by school Skoun-trained teachers or educators.

  • It can be provided throughout the school year.

Reach Out

If you'd like to know more about our training programs, contact us on

prevention@skoun.org

79 186 733

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