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Quick guide available in new languages: French, Slovenian

Quick guide in FrenchIn a previous post we reported on the publication of a ‘quick guide’ to the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards (EDPQS) by the EMCDDA in collaboration with the Prevention Standards Partnership. The quick guide was originally published in English with translations available in Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian and Turkish.

The quick guide is now also available in French and Slovenian.

The French version was produced by a Phase II member of the Prevention Standards Partnership, the Observatoire français des drogues et des toxicomanies (OFDT). The colleagues working at the OFDT on the project, Carine Mutatayi and Cristina Diaz Gomez, have also produced a dedicated project website which introduces the Prevention Standards project to the prevention community in France.

Quick guide in SlovenianThe Slovenian version was produced by the Institute for Research and Development “Utrip”, a non-governmental and a non-profit research institute based in Ljubljana. The translation was made possible through the project “Preventivna platforma” (“Prevention Platform”), which includes training modules on the development and evaluation of prevention activities. The translated version of the EDPQS quick guide will be used as a reference material in the training.

All resources to support use of the Standards can be found in our resources section and in our other languages section. See also the official EMCDDA web page on the quick guide.

EMCDDA publishes ‘quick guide’ to Prevention Standards

quickguide_coverLast week, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) launched a new publication entitled European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide. Prepared by Angelina Brotherhood and Harry Sumnall on behalf of the Prevention Standards Partnership, the quick guide summarises the main points of the full EMCDDA Manual and encourages professionals to start using the standards for self-reflection. It includes a description of the eight stages involved in the drug prevention cycle, along with a self-reflection checklist that can be used when planning and implementing prevention activities.

The primary target audiences of the quick guide are:

  • professionals who are not yet familiar with the concept of quality standards in prevention and who wish to find out more about this topic;
  • professionals who need more information about the standards in order to decide whether the manual could usefully support their work; and
  • professionals who wish to take a first step in conducting self-reflection using the standards.

In terms of professional groups, policymakers and commissioners at national, regional and local levels as well as service managers will find this document particularly useful.

The quick guide was originally commissioned for use by EU acceding and (potential) candidate countries, and it is therefore available in Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian, and Turkish (coming soon). However, professionals within established EU Member States will find the ‘quick guide’ equally useful, and we expect that translations of the quick guide in some EU Member State languages will also become available soon. Translations will be posted on our Resources available in other languages page.

The quick guide can be accessed either on the original EMCDDA page or by accessing our Resources page:

Resources to support use of the Prevention Standards