Develop a best practice Drug Policy for your Youth Organisation» 06/09/2011, Posted by Site Admin
Do you want your youth organisation to be a nurturing environment that supports young people to make good decisions around alcohol and other drugs? How do you decide what procedures apply?
A new toolkit: 'More than Just a Policy: Best Practice Drug Policy for Youth Organisations' has been designed to help youth organisations get started on developing a drug policy that supports young people. Rosey Duncan of Health Action Trust in Nelson developed the toolkit as part of her work within the Community Action on Youth and Drugs (CAYAD) contract.
The toolkit includes both guidelines and a workbook for developing a policy. It is designed as a point of reference to help you develop and implement best practice drug policies and incident procedures. It is not prescriptive, but provides a starting point for discussion, and templates and checklists to help make the process easier. You will still need to discuss and debate issues and come to your own conclusions as to what will provide the best outcomes for the young people you work with.
More than Just a Policy: Best Practice Drug Policy for Youth Organisations, Guidelines and Workbook are available on the Health Action website at: