Drug Education in Victorian Schools (DEVS) Pilot

  • Research program: Prevention and early intervention
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: April 2008
  • Expected end date: June 2010
  • Completion date: June 2010
  • Funded by: Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
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This is a pilot project designed to develop and test an evidence-based, school drug prevention intervention that comprises classroom and parent-assisted homework components. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Youth Research Centre at the University of Melbourne and the ADF. The work has been carried out over two years in four Victorian government high schools. The intervention recruited a cohort of students who commenced year eight in 2008. The formative research and initial intervention occurred in 2008, with follow up intervention with the same group in 2009. The intention was that this pilot project would form the basis for the development of a large scale, comprehensive drug education research program.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Principal Investigator: Richard Midford, Curtin University

Professor Richard Midford
Tel: 61 8 8946 7443
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