Primary Prevention Programmes


Primary Prevention Programmes represent a complex of primary prevention programmes of substance misuse and other forms of risk behavior


The programmes focus on direct work with children and young adults, their parents, teachers. Individual services relate to each other with respect to uniqueness of particular target groups.


Levels of Provided Services

Primary Prevention Programmes are provided on three different levels: general primary prevention, selective primary prevention and indicated primary prevention.


GENERAL PRIMARY PREVENTION (GPP):  the long-term primary prevention programme of drug abuse and other social pathological phenomena for primary school pupils.


Long-term programme: a pair of lecturers accompanies one group of children for 4 years, from the age of 11 or 12 to the age of 16.


Universality: the programme focuses not only on the problems of drug abuse and risk behaviour, but also on social skills training, strengthening of self-confidence, health, lifestyle and possibilities of efficient solutions of problems.


Continuity: particular topics are connected and complementary.


Work with a small group: a pair of lecturers works always with one class only, i.e. approximately with 25 children.


Interactivity: active involvement of the target group is stressed out.


Professional competence of the team: the primary prevention lessons are lead by educated lecturers with continuous supervisions and education.


SELECTIVE PRIMARY PREVENTION (SPP): specific primary prevention of risk behaviour for at-risk groups of children and adolescents.


  • the programme of primary prevention orientated on dangerous and at-risk groups of children, adolescents and school classes.


  • service is offered to primary  and secondary schools (age 10-18).


  • the programme contributes to the progress in the system of a school class and leads to finding effective solutions of problems.


  • the programme consist of  4 continuous sessions in a short period of time with systematic and close co-operation with teachers




  • work with the whole system: child, parents, teachers
  • individual consultations with children, parents, teachers
  • the target group: identified individuals from other preventive programmes (selective primary prevention, general primary prevention)



  • normal population of children and adolescents
  • at-risk groups of children and young adults
  • at-risk individuals


  • university students
  • primary and secondary school teachers
  • primary prevention co-ordinators
  • parents
  • experts




Courses and seminars for teachers:

Information about drug problems, the role of a teacher dealing with drug problems (2 hours)

The long-term course for school primary prevention co-ordinators (260 hours).


Seminar for parents:

Introduction into drug problems


Course for primary prevention lecturers:

Education of primary prevention lecturers consists of a basic course (100 hours), continuous education, supervision (2 hours per month) and specialised lectures



Mgr. Petr Václavová - team leader, social worker

Bc. Miluše Stehlíková - ccordinator of SPP

Mgr. Kateřina Dorňáková - coordinator of GPP, psychologist


External co-operator:


Supervisor of the programme: PhDr. Alena Palousova

Supervisor of external lectors: PhDr. Petr Vácha




  • Government's Council for Drug Policy Co-Ordination
  • Prague City Council
  • Ministry of Education
  • Prague 6 Administration


Meziškolská 1120/2, 169 00 Praha 6

Tel.: 242 498 335

GSM: 776 619 505; (vedoucí programu)






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