• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Sunday 18th May, 2014

Picking out the active ingredients

The two keys to school-based substance misuse prevention programmes are problem-solving skills training and social skills training, a Spanish study finds. And the best outcomes happen when the two “active ingredients” are used together.“Active ingredients” are the key elements of evidence-based programmes. Without the active ingredients, the programme may not deliver the same results in th…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Sunday 18th May, 2014

The (un)importance of cultural barriers

In many countries, children from culturally diverse backgrounds are at a greater risk for developing behaviour problems. But their parents are often less likely than other families to access support via parenting programmes. Do these families’ cultural values prevent them from engaging with these programmes? Are the programmes themselves simply not suited to anyone other than the cultural majori…

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