• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book provides an overview essential for a proper understanding of effective approaches to PSHE education in secondary education and the valuable role it can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Coverage includes: • The importance and scope of PSHE education • The theory and research evidence for effective practice in the secondary school • School structures which support effective teaching and learning in PSHE education • Assessment for, and of, learning in PSHE education • The role of visiting experts in PSHE education • Overlaps with pastoral and therapeutic support

Understanding Drug Education within PSHE Education
Understanding Drug Education within PSHE Education
Learning objectives

Through reading and reflecting on the content of this chapter you will begin to:

  • explore your own attitudes to drugs
  • review data on drug misuse by young people of school age
  • understand why some young people misuse drugs
  • be able to plan and implement effective, inclusive approaches to drug education within PSHE education, supported by a whole school approach.
Before we start

Draw and/or describe in words a young person who has a problem with drugs.

  • How old is the young person you are thinking about?
  • Why does this young person have a problem with drugs?
  • What are the risks involved for the young person?
  • If possible, compare your ...
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