Preventiimi is a knowledge centre for youth substance abuse prevention in Finland. Providing information in the form of publications is one of Preventiimi’s modes of operation. This publication includes a selection of articles published throughout Preventiimi’s history. They aim to provide the reader with a general idea of the factors Preventiimi sees as crucial in substance abuse prevention work with young people. All articles emphasise interaction, participation, the significance of ethicality, and the professional skills of substance abuse educators. The articles are also published in Swedish.
The publication serves both students and professionals working with substance abuse prevention. Some of the texts take a more practical approach and some more theoretical; this creates a good balance, since both of these views on substance abuse prevention are required, both in Finland and internationally.
Preventiimi has a specialist network of over 100 member organizations. These organizations represent municipalities, organizations, foundations, parishes, companies and learning nstitutions. Preventiimi is administered by Humak University of Applied Sciences since 2003 and funded by Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland.
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