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National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

SHAHRP and SHAHRP 2000 Program Materials

The SHAHRP and SHAHRP 2000 teaching programs consists of a combination of training and resources to equip teachers to conduct eight lessons in the first year of the program (phase 1), five booster lessons in the following year (phase 2) and an additional four booster lessons two years later (phase 3). The lessons provide a series of activities that are based on the research evidence that can influence student behaviour change and incorporate input from young people and teachers. If you would like more information about the research evidence that underpins the SHAHRP and SHARHP 2000 programs click on evidence based features.

The SHAHRP and SHAHRP 2000 teaching programs contains the following materials:

  1. A teachers' manual that provides eight structured lesson plans for phase 1 (year eight), five lesson plans for phase 2 (year nine) and four lessons plans for phase 3 (year 11). These lesson plans incorporate various strategies for information dissemination, small group activities, role plays and discussions. Sample questions, to help facilitate discussion and coaching points to aid in the management of the activities have been included with each lesson. Many of these coaching points are based on the comments of teachers who have taught the programs.
    "It was very easy to follow, you could teach the program just from the manual without doing the training but the training certainly made it easier for me. I really appreciated the coaching boxes, obviously written by a teacher for teachers." (Teacher)
  2. A student workbook has been designed for phase one and phase two of the program. The two workbooks are designed to stimulate and engage the interest of the students. The workbooks provide the information and facts necessary for the students to perform practical activities and encourage them to further explore each activity. In addition the workbooks provide space for the students to record what they have done and learned as a way of consolidating the activity.
    "The kids loved the workbook, the colours. Made the unit seem special and important and somehow I think it raised the status of Health Ed for them." (Teacher)
  3. The "Lets Look At..." trigger video from the Rethinking Drinking program is used in conjunction with phase 2 of the program. The video features situations young people may experience from exposure to alcohol and aims to generate discussion about avoiding or minimising the harms associated with alcohol use. The video is available from Curtin University, Centre for Education Advancement; Phone: (08) 9266 3219
  4. The "How Will You Feel Tomorrow" video from the "How Will You Feel Tomorrow" education resource is used in conjunction with phase 3 of the program. The video features alcohol related scenarios relevant to older teenagers (16 - 17 year olds) and aims to generate discussion about avoiding, minimising and them coping with the harms associated with alcohol use.
  5. The "Bush Telegraph" commercial is used in conjunction with phase 3 of the program. The commercial features an alcohol related road accident and aims to generate discussion about how to prevent people who are affected by alcohol from driving and how to prevent people from accepting lifts from a driver affected by alcohol.

Both the "How Will You Feel Tomorrow" video and the "Bush Telegraph" commercial are available from NDRI (08 9266 1600)

To view the teachers manual (which may be downloaded), the phase one student workbook, the phase two student workbook and the SHAHRP and SHAHRP 2000 order form click on the appropriate heading.