iMinds: Resources for Today's Classrooms - Because a "just say no" kind of approach just doesn't work
Posted by Cindy Andrews on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Once upon a time, I saw a cartoon that featured a teenager deciding what T-shirt to put on — one said “Just Do It!” and the other said “Just Say No!” This image, while humourous in some respects, prompted me, and no doubt other viewers, to reflect on the mixed signals young people face — and more importantly, what we (the “royal we”) can do to help them navigate this complex world successfully. Read more
What is Drug Education?
Posted by Kara Thompson on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
When we hear the words “drug education,” we often conjure up an image of a police officer in front of a classroom talking about the dangers of trying drugs. But these outdated (and often ineffective) school-based drug education programs are not the be-all end-all of drug ed. As the prevalence of alcohol and drug use, experiences of substance-related harms and societal costs of substance use have increased, so too has the demand for alcohol and drug education and awareness programs. Read more