Evaluating a school-based alcohol program: the WARP experience

McKay, Fiona H. and Dunn, Matthew 2015, Evaluating a school-based alcohol program: the WARP experience, International journal of health promotion and education, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 216-226, doi: 10.1080/14635240.2015.1010653.

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Title Evaluating a school-based alcohol program: the WARP experience
Author(s) McKay, Fiona H.ORCID iD for McKay, Fiona H. orcid.org/0000-0002-0498-3572
Dunn, MatthewORCID iD for Dunn, Matthew orcid.org/0000-0003-4615-5078
Journal name International journal of health promotion and education
Volume number 53
Issue number 4
Start page 216
End page 226
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-03-05
ISSN 1463-5240
Keyword(s) adolescent
Summary The Western Alcohol Reduction Program (WARP) is a community designed and lead, secondary school-based, program that seeks to address issues related to alcohol use by young people in the Melbourne western metropolitan region. Taking a whole-of community approach, the program consisted of six programs for a class of 20 students from schools in western Melbourne. The program sought to highlight negative influences of alcohol on life outcomes, and addresses the issues of alcohol-related behaviour in assaults, injuries and preventable consequences of risk-taking behaviour. The findings of this evaluation suggest that students have modified some of their drinking behaviours over the program, have modified some of their risky behaviours and have increased their knowledge in some areas. This program, designed specifically to meet the needs of the local school and students, has the potential to increase the alcohol- and drug-related knowledge of students, while also having a positive impact on alcohol-related behaviours.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14635240.2015.1010653
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Institute of Health Promotion and Education
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