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The effectiveness of school-based drug prevention in reducing illicit substance use behaviour : a systematic review and meta-analysis

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  • 160200 Criminology
  • 160201 Causes And Prevention Of Crime
  • 180100 Law
  • Drug Prevention
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Illicit Drug Use
  • Education


Introduction A project funded by the Abused Child Trust Final Report January 2005 Critical factors in teachers’ detecting and reporting child abuse and neglect: Implications for practice Ruth Bridgstock Senior Research Assistant Centre for Learning Innovation Dr Kerryann Walsh and Associate Professor Ann Farrell School of Early Childhood and Centre for Learning Innovation Faculty of Education Associate Professor Robert Schweitzer School of Psychology and Counselling Faculty of Health © Q U T 20 05 P ro d uc ed b y Q U T P ub lic at io ns 1 17 81 Acknowledgements This research was funded by the Abused Child Trust. The authors would like to thank the Abused Child Trust for their financial support. In particular, we thank the Abused Child Trust Research Committee for their commitment to research with teachers and schools. We also acknowledge the contribution of the schools, school contact personnel, teachers, principals and specialist staff who participated in the research. Teachers in state schools are important and valued members of the network of professionals who work to intervene and stop child abuse and neglect. Research assistants Vincent Conway, Rebecca Mathews and Katrina Weier were part of the research team at various stages in the project and we acknowledge their contribution. i About the Authors Dr Kerryann Walsh Kerryann Walsh is a lecturer in early childhood education in the School of Early Childhood at QUT and coordinator of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). She is a member of the Early Years Program in the Centre for Learning Innovation at QUT. Kerryann’s doctoral thesis critically examined early childhood teachers’ work and knowledge in child abuse and neglect. She has been involved in early childhood education and child protection since 1990 when she began a six-year term as the early childhood teacher at the Abused Child Trust’s multidisciplinary treatment centre Conta

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