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Review of evidence relating to volatile substance abuse in Scotland

In early 2006, the Scottish Executive Justice Department commissioned a review of the available evidence on volatile substance abuse (VSA) among young people in Scotland, particularly, in relation to the prevalence and nature of VSA, successful prevention of VSA and effective communication of VSA information and messages.

This report details the findings of that review and makes recommendations for the way in which the review of evidence can be used to take forward the volatile substance abuse agenda in Scotland.

Digital lifestyles: adults aged 60 and over

This report provides an overview of media literacy among adults aged 60 and over in the UK. The aim of the report is to support people working in this area to develop and promote media literacy among this group.

The relationship between child maltreatment, sexual abuse and subsequent suicide attempts

This briefing evaluates the relationship between child abuse (particularly sexual abuse) and other risk factors present during childhood, and subsequent suicide attempts. It concludes that suicide ideation is a common feature of children and young people who have experienced maltreatment or are at risk of maltreatment.

IRISS image bank collection: adults and older people

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

IRISS image bank collection: adults and children/young people

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

respectme website

respectme, Scotland's Anti-Bullying Service was launched in March 2007. This organisation works with all adults who have a role to play in the lives of children and young people to give them the practical skills and confidence to deal with bullying behaviour, where it occurs.

Young people and substance use : the influence of personal, social and environmental factors on substance use among adolescents in Scotland

Report presenting the findings of a study which aimed to provide a holistic understanding of substance use behaviour among young people in Scotland and identify the key factors which influence alcohol, tobacco and drug use among this group. The report sets out to inform the development of relevant educational programmes and materials for use within schools.