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20.12.2016

National partners plan prevention programme among adolescents in Turkmenistan

National partners from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Information Centre on Health, the Youth organisation, the Children Fund of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen State Medical University, the Ashgabat Centre on Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Addictions and Mental Disorders participated in a workshop where they planned a pilot prevention programme addressing youth with risky behaviours.

National partners from the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Information Centre on Health, the Youth organisation, the Children Fund of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen State Medical University, the Ashgabat Centre on Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Addictions and Mental Disorders participated in a workshop where they planned a pilot prevention programme addressing youth with risky behaviours.

The Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP 6) represents continuity of the EU policy and long-term engagement with Central Asian partners to help further strengthen their national strategies in drug and drug demand reduction policies.  The programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Consortium from the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Germany led by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

This meeting focused on the development of educational scenarios and  the adaptation of various EU evidence based methodologies to the country context in order to be incorporated into the programme. As an outcome of the workshop, the working group members agreed on the mechanism for pilot implementation of the preventive programme’s  (scenarios of education sessions, monitoring and evaluation of the prevention campaign, and recruiting young people at risk for the programme).

Experts from the Polish National Bureau for Drug Prevention, Krzysztof Ostaszewski and Janusz Sierosławski, trained participants how to conduct motivational interviews with youth at risk and presented topics such as how to deal with low motivation to change, how to talk to parents and examples of actions to reduce risky behaviours.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Mehri Karakulova, CADAP 6 National Coordinator, by phone +993 69 051544, or e-mail: mehri.karakulova@giz.de

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