Regional Prevention Initiatives

The WRDATF engages in a number of prevention initiatives across the region, supported by it's funded workers and partner organisations.  These prevention initiatives are aligned to actions in the national and regional drugs strategies and target identifed local drug and alcohol issues.

​Some examples of regional prevention initiatives are listed below.  If you are intested in finding out more about any of the projects listed below or are interested indeveloping a prevention initiative for your own target group then please contact the WRDATF.

Pre Teen Years

​Pre Teen Years is a programme that is run every year in May.  The pre-teen years leaflet is  distributed, via 470 National Schools, to the parents of every 6th Class child in counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. 

​Pre Teen Years is designed to encourage parents to start alcohol education with their children before they make the transition to secondary school.  The leaflet is support by a series of in-school parent talks delivered by the WRDATF staff.

Stay Safe Stay Sober

​The Stay Safe Safe Sober campaign is an interagency harm reduction initiative that is run in the first two weeks of September every year.  It is specifically designed to target the problems asociated with Juinior Certicate Results Night and dramatically reduced the amount of underage drinking taking place, presentations into hospital on the nigh and Juvenile Liaison Officer referrals.

​All of the schools in the region are visited by An Gardá Síochána and WRDATF staff, who deliver a presentation, literature and a branded wristband with the Stay Safe Stay Sober message to all the students recieving their Junior Certificate results.

Putting The Pieces Together

Putting The Pieces Together is a resource for trainers who wish to deliver drug and alcohol education.  It acts a resource for adults working with young people of mixed ages and abilities in out-of-school settings and provides a practical approach on the subject of drugs and alcohol.

​The second edition of the manual will be launched in April 2017 and training will provided throughout the region.  See the training calendar for details.