Definitive Solutions is proud to support the Planet Youth project run by our longstanding client North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force.
Planet Youth is an international evidence-informed primary prevention model, developed by the Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (ICSRA) at Reykjavik University. It was initially developed in order to reduce substance use rates amongst young people. The model uses a whole population approach and offers the opportunity to improve health and life outcomes for young people in many areas. It works by directly targeting the risk and protective factors that determine their substance use behaviors and enhancing the social environment they are growing up in. By reducing the known risk factors and strengthening the known protective factors, the problems associated with adolescent substance use and related negative behaviours can be reduced or stopped before they arise.
North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force along with their partners are working on an initial 5 year plan with Planet Youth. There is a team of experts led by Professor Mary Cannon who will ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained.
For this project, Planet Youth needed IT expertise as not all schools have a comprehensive IT infrastructure. Definitive Solution, as one of the project’s key sponsors, have proudly donated engineering time, resources and IT equipment. This will mean that the team can collect their data to the highest standards in terms of data protection and user friendly interfaces, and that no school will be disadvantaged because of IT challenges.
When the data has been submitted and reviewed over a period of time, this will be used to form a regional plan which will ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of children in the area.
To learn more about this project, please visit Planet Youth - North Dublin RDATF https://ndublinrdtf.ie/support-services/planet-youth/
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