preventive practice

A participatory handbook for youth drug abuse prevention programmes : a guide for development and improvement

Substance abuse as a social phenomenon is all the more worrisome because of its prevalence among youth. Over the last two decades or so, countries all over the world have seen an alarming rise in the incidence of substance abuse amongst the most productive and crucial section of their populations.

In safe hands: the protection of vulnerable adults from financial abuse in their own homes: update

In Safe hands was issued as Section 7 Guidance in 2000. This update addresses the gap in provision of guidance to promote good financial practice when supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. It covers: purpose of good practice guidance; underpinning principles; roles and responsibilities of the care co-ordinator, care provider and care worker; responsibility for monitoring of financial transactions. The appendix provides a summary of the Mental Capacity Act and examples of financial transaction recording documentation used in local authorities.

A Strong Start : good practices in using a local situation assessment to begin a youth substance abuse prevention project

This publication aims to help to develop a youth substance abuse prevention project with a strong foundation - one that strives to involve young people and other important groups in determining the local substance abuse situation and in planning to address the situation. It is not a step-by-step recipe for planning a substance abuse prevention project on the basis of a local situation assessment but rather, a presentation of principles that, when applied, will increase the likelihood of successful outcomes.

First measures: a guide to alcohol misuse prevention work with children

This publication is for those working with primary school age children who need to know the best ways to educate and inform them on issues around alcohol misuse. It offers guidance by: summarising what is effective practice in alcohol misuse prevention; summarising key ‘things to think about’ when developing a project; and providing case study examples and comments from children themselves.

Management of obesity in children and young people : a national clinical guideline (69)

Guideline offering evidence-based recommendations for best practice in the management of obesity in children and young people. It covers issues such as the definition of childhood obesity, the prevalence and consequences of obesity in childhood, preventive interventions and the goals of therapy.

Violence and what to do about it : the WAVE report 2005

Report exploring the causes and costs of all types of violence in the UK, looking at the interventions which have proved effective in tackling violence and discussing what more can be done to reduce violence in society.

Knife crime : Home Affairs Committee - seventh report

Section of the UK Parliament website holding the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's report on knife crime, it's causes, consequences and what can be done to reduce and prevent it.

Parental mental health : messages from research, policy and practice

This review focuses on one particular aspect of parenting and family life. It is about children living in families where a parent has mental health problems. The aim of this review is to identify – from a range of publications – sources and messages that might help practitioners and managers improve their understanding of the circumstances of children and families living with parental mental health problems, and find responses that have the potential for achieving positive change.

Intimate partner violence and alcohol

Paper detailing what is known about the role of alcohol in deciding the extent and impact of intimate partner violence, identifying factors which increase the risk of becoming a victim or perpetrator and discussing the role of public health in prevention.

Universal Drug Prevention

This review describes research into, and practice of universal drug prevention. It provides information on several different approaches, including school and family based, communities, mass media and generic health interventions. This work is placed in the context of relevant national policy (UK).