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Short Webinar: Planet Youth: 2020 Survey Data 

A 20 minute presentation on Planet Youth in the West of Ireland. The presentation will include data from the newly published County Reports. The county reports contain the findings of the surveys carried out with 5000 15/16 year olds in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Planet Youth is an international evidence-based primary prevention model, developed by the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) at Reykjavik University. It was initially developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst young people. The model uses a whole population approach and offers the opportunity to improve health and life outcomes for young people in many areas. It works by directly targeting the risk and protective factors that determine their substance use behaviours and enhancing the social environment they are growing up in. By reducing the known risk factors and strengthening the known protective factors the problems associated with adolescent substance use can be reduced or stopped before they arise.

There are currently three Planet Youth pilot sites operating in Ireland. They are Planet Youth Galway, Planet Youth Mayo and Planet Youth Roscommon. These five-year pilot programmes have been initiated and developed by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) with the support of partner agencies in the region. Local steering committees have been established for each of the pilot sites and these consist of funders and strategic partners, all of whom are committed to the development of Planet Youth in the region.

More information on Planet Youth is available on www.planetyouth.ie  

Course Duration: 30 minutes webinar

Number of Places Available: 44

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interest in finding out more about the recent Planet Youth survey findings. 

Dates & Venues:
29th April @ 12.30

Trainer:
Emmet Major, Planet Youth Co-ordinator

Course Description:
A 20 minute presentation on Planet Youth in the West of Ireland. The presentation will include data from the newly published County Reports. The county reports contain the findings of the surveys carried out with 5000 15/16 year olds in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Planet Youth is an international evidence-based primary prevention model, developed by the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) at Reykjavik University. It was initially developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst young people. The model uses a whole population approach and offers the opportunity to improve health and life outcomes for young people in many areas. It works by directly targeting the risk and protective factors that determine their substance use behaviours and enhancing the social environment they are growing up in. By reducing the known risk factors and strengthening the known protective factors the problems associated with adolescent substance use can be reduced or stopped before they arise.

There are currently three Planet Youth pilot sites operating in Ireland. They are Planet Youth Galway, Planet Youth Mayo and Planet Youth Roscommon. These five-year pilot programmes have been initiated and developed by the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) with the support of partner agencies in the region. Local steering committees have been established for each of the pilot sites and these consist of funders and strategic partners, all of whom are committed to the development of Planet Youth in the region.

More information on Planet Youth is available on www.planetyouth.ie  

Course Content:
A 20 minute presenation followed  by a 10 minute Q&A

Learning Outcomes:

Trainer Profile:
Emmet Major is the Co-ordinator of Planet Youth in the Western Region. 

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