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Effective Interventions Unit - Working with young people: A profile of projects funded by the Partnership Drugs Initiative

DescriptionThis report provides interim findings from an evaluation of 17 projects funded in 2001 by the Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) to work with young people.
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Website Publication DateApril 28, 2004

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Effective Interventions Unit
Working with young people:
A profile of projects funded by the Partnership Drugs Initiative

April 2004
Scottish Executive Drug Misuse Research Programme

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Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Methods

  • Analysis of records

  • Analysis of databases

  • Semi-structured interviews

Chapter 2: Project Profiles

Chapter 3: The Philosophy and Focus of the Projects

Project Philosophy

Project Focus

Chapter 4: The Recruitment of Clients and the Management of Caseloads

Inward Referrals

Reaching and Retaining Clients

Coping with Demand

Chapter 5: Case Management

Goal Setting and Assessment

Case Closure

Confidentiality

Chapter 6: Relationships with Other Agencies

Integration of Project and Host Agency

Relations with External Agencies

Relationship with Funding Body

Chapter 7: Project Management and Staffing

Management and Teamwork

Staffing and Recruitment

Project Premises

Evaluation

Chapter 8: Conclusion

Acknowledgements

References

Appendix A

Inverclyde: The Indie Project

East Dunbartonshire: Recreate Project

Edinburgh: Aberlour Outreach Support Project

East Ayrshire Carers' Centre: Substance Misuse Family

Greater Easterhouse Youth Involvement Project

West Lothian Youth Action Project

West Dunbartonshire: Alternatives

Aberdeen Families First Initiative

Aberdeenshire: Barnardo's Youth Drug Initiative

Angus: Web Project

Borders Reiver

Dundee Link Project

Highland Mentoring Scheme

Perth and Kinross: Connect Project

Fife: Time 4 U project

Forth Valley: HOPE Detached Youth Work Project

North Ayrshire: Who Cares? Scotland Substance Misuse Project


James McIntosh
Neil McKeganey
Gordon Hay
Gill Highet
Maria Gannon
Jane MacDougall

Susan MacAskill*
Graeme Wilson*
Martine Stead*
Gerard Hastings*
John Curtice**
Kerstin Hinds**

Centre for Drug Misuse Research University of Glasgow
*Centre for Social Marketing University of Strathclyde
**National Centre for Social Research