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Resilience Programme For Schools

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. As part of this mission, it gives support and funding to many charitable projects engaging young people in drug and alcohol related programmes.

The Foundation has formed a special partnership with Addaction to deliver targeted drug and alcohol education in schools.

Why is the Foundation doing this?

In its 2010 Drugs Strategy, the government stated that high quality drug and alcohol education is essential if young people are to make positive and informed choices about drugs and alcohol.

The Amy Winehouse Foundation agrees, and over the past year we have visited treatment centres throughout the UK, speaking to many of the people helped by these services.
Few had received any meaningful drug education while at school, nor had they been given any understanding of the underlying issues and behaviours that led to their substance misuse.

Upon further investigation, we found that no other organisation was delivering a country-wide awareness programme in secondary schools and – in the areas that were providing a local programme – it did not include teacher training, parent engagement or on-going student support.
All of this has inspired the Foundation to create a drug and alcohol awareness programme that works with people in recovery, who understand what lies behind drug and alcohol problems, and which provides comprehensive training and education for pupils, parents, teachers and more.

The programme provides:

Parents’ evenings to inform parents about the underlying reasons for substance misuse, the range of substances currently in circulation, and to encourage them to have better communication with their children.

Sessions that incorporate real-life stories and ‘share sessions’ that provide a catalyst for further discussion around drugs and alcohol, as well as other issues (such as depression and self harm).

Groups that build resilience in students, covering issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure and risky behaviour.
Signposting to local treatment services.

By working together with 
Addaction and Childline we will empower the next generation to have the skills they need to make positive life choices.

Fonte:http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/resilience-programme-for-schools


Sobre a Fundação Amy Winehouse

A trágica morte de Amy no dia 23 de julho de 2011, com apenas 27, deixou não só a sua família e amigos próximos com o coração partido, mas teve um enorme impacto sobre as pessoas em todo o mundo. Amy e sua música tocaram a vida de milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo.

A família de Amy lançou a Fundação Amy Winehouse, em 14 de setembro de 2011, sobre o que teria sido o 28º aniversário da Amy.

A Fundação Amy Winehouse foi criada em memória a Amy para prevenir os efeitos do uso indevido de drogas e álcool nos jovens. Temos também como objetivo apoiar, informar e inspirar jovens vulneráveis ​​e desfavorecidos para ajudá-los a atingir seu pleno potencial.

Sob este ponto de partida, nossas três áreas centrais se propõem a:

1. Informar e educar os jovens sobre os efeitos da droga e mau uso do álcool;
2. Fornecer suporte para os mais vulneráveis​​, aqueles com alto risco de mau uso ou desfavorecidos devido às circunstâncias;
3. Apoiar e desenvolver projetos de música para jovens.

É a missão da Fundação para ajudar o maior número de pessoas afetadas o possível através do apoio e financiamento de reconhecidas e conceituadas organizações de caridade que incansavelmente realizam um trabalho notável e profissional nestas áreas. Este trabalho não só vai fazer uma diferença significativa e positiva para aqueles que apoia, mas também vai prestar homenagem a Amy cheia de vida, talento e bom espírito.

Fonte: http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/about (texto original não traduzido)