The Living Skills Programme
The Living Skills Programme is a planned programme of education on alcohol and drug awareness. The programme is delivered by 2 experienced drug and alcohol prevention work programme facilitators; Niamh Dowdall – Drug and Alcohol Support Worker from Baldoyle
Family Resource Service and Vanessa Hoare - Prevention and Education Worker with the Dublin North East Drugs Task Force.
The programme runs once a week for roughly 60 minutes over three consecutive weeks.
The programme is designed to be interactive, energetic, fun and encourages discussion and participation in the group. The programme enables young people to make informed decisions that promote responsible and safe choices.
The programme also dispels many of the myths and stereotypes of alcohol and drug use. The facilitators work with the young people engaging them in a process of problem solving and decision making that positively affects their lives. Facilitators include both individual work and small group work in each session.