Management of substance abuse

Vulnerable populations


Working With Street Children: Monitoring and Evaluation of a Street Children Project, 2002

No project is ever complete without monitoring and evaluation. Important lessons from any intervention help to shape the course of future work and avoids duplication of effort. This handbook is therfore complementary to the Street Children Training package produced by WHO in 2000. It is designed to be used by street educators, as well as other people working with street children. It aims to provide the user with an understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluating of a street children project, identify a wide range of appropriate strategies for this and consequently the development of confidence to implement monitoring and evaluation activities.


Working with Street Children: A Training Package on Substance Use, Sexual and Reproductive Health Including HIV/AIDS, 2000

This training package has been developed for street educators so that they are better equipped (with knowledge and skills) to respond to the needs of street children. The information contained in this package will help street educators clarify their values and attitudes, and broaden their understanding of issues of street life. It will help them recognize that effective street education is a gradual, long-term process that must include a commitment to empowering street children. The materials also offer ideas on how ti develop street children projects.

The training package is made up of two parts. The first part is comprised of training modules that provide information on the problems street children may face and essential skills and knowledge educators need to function to in a dynamic environment on the street. The second part are a set of trainer tips that provide ideas on how the subjects can be taught and includes information on selected topics. The tips describe a number of options that could help the trainer or educator in adapting to local needs and resources.


A two-way street? Report on Phase II of the PSA Street Children Project, 1996

The focus of Phase II of the Street Children Project was to: continue the development and implementation of the WHO methodology used in the study, to develop and pilot a training package for street educators, and to develop and pilot a monitoring and evaluational manual for street children agencies.


Women and Substance Abuse: 1993 country assessment report, 1993

This 1993 country assessment report on women and substance abuse is part of a series of country studies on the sociocultural, health and policy impact on women who are affected by substance use, whether they are themselves substance users or not. This report consists of country studies from all WHO regions: Cameroon, Kenya, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Honduras, Egypt, Lebanon, Estonia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the Philippines.


Indigenous Peoples and Substance Use Project: A Guide to Action Demands

This guide has been developed for Indigenous peoples and communities. In particular, the guide will be useful for community health workers, community development workers, and alcohol and drug community workers as it provides a process that may assist them to develop programmes and organizations to address problems relating to psychoactive substances in their communities.

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Indigenous Peoples and Substance Use, Action 1: Community Development

Community development action is about a process to assist Indigenous communities to work with problems relating to psychoactive substances. The purpose of this document is to provide community action strategies to assist Indigenous communities to develop action plans, policies and programmes to address problems related to psychoactive substances.

Also available in Spanish.

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Indigenous Peoples and Substance Use, Action 2: Progress of Policy Development and Guide for Government and Other Policy Makers

The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for Governments to assist them in formulating policy concerning Indigenous peoples by outlining key principles and processes that need to be considered to empower Indigenous peoples to take responsibility for improving their overall health and wellbeing. Three main areas of policy were identified as having particular implications for Indigenous peoples in addressing problems relating to psychoactive substance use. These include specific indigenous policy, drug policy and health policy.

Also available in Spanish.

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Indigenous Peoples and Substance Use, Action 3: Community Monitoring and Evaluation

The objective of this action document is to assist indigenous communities in the development of assessment instruments and methods to monitor and evaluate programmes and organizations that address problems related to psychoactive substances.

Also available in Spanish.

Only available in hardcopy [Contact us: msb@who.int]