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RisKit programme evaluation

A report from CAYT and Mentor Adepsis assessed the effectiveness of the RisKit programme developed by the University of Kent. RisKit is a multi-component risk reduction programme for young people aged 14 – 16 years old who are vulnerable to risk-taking behaviour. It aims to reduce risk behaviours in vulnerable adolescents, particularly related to alcohol and drug abuse and risky sex behaviour. A Qualitative analysis showed positive results of the programme in terms of feasibility and adaptability. Feedback from teachers and students showed that RisKit was well accepted by both. Reductions in alcohol use (both measured by percentage days abstinent and drinks per drinking day) were observed at entry and exit point and found statistically significant. Reductions in illicit drug use was also observed but wasn’t found to be statistically significant.
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