When selecting prevention programmes for young people, policy makers, practitioners and health and education professionals need easy access to reliable and independently validated information.
In order for providers of alcohol and drug education to deliver the most appropriate intervention for their communities, quality programmes showing relevant effectiveness and rigorous methodologies have to be highlighted within the community of (evidence-based) practice within the prevention field.
Mentor UK welcomes the submission of programme evaluations focusing on prevention and transitions in children and young people. Being listed in the catalogue hosted in the CAYT virtual library will help raise the profile of each programme, in the UK and internationally and will allow for the sharing of information and collective learning to enrich services provided to young people.
Each application will be assessed by a team of reviewers from Mentor UK. Submissions will be scored on standard of evidence and programme impact according to CAYT recognised standards.
Reports – including programme outlines, general feedback and allocated scores – will be uploaded to the CAYT virtual library where members of the public will be able to view and download from the catalogue of evidence-based information and quality-assured impact studies.
Criteria for inclusion
To be eligible for inclusion in the CAYT database, a programme must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Research or evaluation of programmes focusing on children and young people’s transitions and prevention from risky behaviours;
- The programme must present clear and defined outcomes, which evidence has been demonstrated in at least one study;
- The results of these studies have been published in a peer-reviewed journal or other professional publication, or documented in a comprehensive evaluation report
Please see full eligibility and submission requirements in the Terms of Agreement.
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