CAYT is a database managed by the prevention charity Mentor, as part of the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS).
What is CAYT?
The Centre for Analysis of Youth Transitions (CAYT) was founded to improve our understanding of the journey between childhood and adulthood and how it is changing over time.
CAYT started life as a research centre in 2007, publishing research on a variety of topics relating to youth transitions, including around teenage pregnancy, drug use and the drivers of education choices.
The CAYT database now contains robust and independent evaluations of the effectiveness of different approaches and interventions to support young people’s transition to adulthood. It also features a Virtual Library of impact studies, drawing together evidence on ‘what works’ to support young people in their transitions from education to work, as well as reducing risky behaviours.
In April 2015 CAYT was integrated with ADEPIS to be managed by Mentor, who have published additional impact studies to the CAYT database.
What is ADEPIS?
The Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was developed in 2013 to provide a platform for sharing information and resources among schools and practitioners working in drug and alcohol prevention.
ADEPIS is publicly acknowledged as the leading source of evidence-based information and tools for alcohol and drug education and prevention for schools. The resources we have produced draw on eight years of work with the Drug Education Forum, which supported local authorities and schools to implement best practice in drug education.
What is Mentor?
Mentor UK is a national charity dedicated to building resilience among children and young people in order to prevent harms caused by the misuse of alcohol and drugs.
Mentor is internationally recognised as experts in prevention for young people, and hosted the Drug Education Forum for eight years.
Mentor was founded in the UK in 1998 and is part of the group of charities affiliated with the Mentor International Foundation, a partnership that shares knowledge and best practice across the globe. Our founder and International President is Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.
Visit mentoruk.org.uk to learn more.