SHAHRP Refresh: Up-dating the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2011
  • Expected end date: September 2012
  • Completion date: October 2012
  • Funded by: Health Promotion Project Grant
  • Lead organisation:

The SHAHRP Refresh project will update the SHARHP Project materials. This update will involve:

1.Update the evidence based findings reported in the teacher manual and included in program activities.

2. Conduct key stakeholder interviews to gain information about the most important changes to the program from a user perspective.

3. Update the prevalence data in the SHAHRP in relevant activities in both the teacher manual and student workbooks.

4. Update program strategies based on the current experiences of young people, the new Australian guidelines to reduce health risk from drinking alcohol for children and young people under 18 years of age, and recent research on the impact of alcohol on the developing brain of young adolescents.

5. Transfer video resources to digital format, both DVD and webcast format.

6. Conduct key stakeholder interviews to provide an assessment of the revised changes.

7. Update the SHAHRP website to reflect program changes and a digital webcast to replace video. Users will continue to be able to download free copies of resource. The SHAHRP website has been available for nine years and is maintained as part of the NDRI website.

8. Purchasing a stock of the new resources to send out to existing repeat users and to new users.

9. Document the process associated with refreshing the SHARHP program to help ensure that existing SHAHRP program users are aware of any changes.

10. Introduce SHAHRP Refresh to trainers and teachers by conducting an Australian training workshop.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Fiona Farringdon, Curtin University
  • Co-investigator: Michael McKay, University of Liverpool

McBride, N., Farringdon, F., Stevens, C., F. and McKay, M. (2012). SHAHRP Refresh Project: Up-dating the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project. Final Report. National Drug Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia. [T219]

Stevens, C., F., McBride, N., Farringdon, F. and McKay, M. (2012). SHAHRP Refresh: Updating the School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project. Year One Report. National Drug Research Institute, Perth, Western Australia. [T217]