Guidelines and recommendations for school-based prevention in Slovenia


Institute for Research and Development “Utrip” has published the guidelines and recommendations as part of the “Pilot implementation of the European prevention programme EU-Dap in a school year 2010/2011 in the Republic of Slovenia” (is financially supported by a grant from Switzerland under the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union).

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Over the past 25 years there has been a significant focus on the need to address young people’s health and behaviour as a major and necessary part of the school curriculum. There has been increasing concern about young people’s behaviour with respect to a range of health related behaviours including drugs, incorporating legal substances such as tobacco and alcohol; the issue of HIV/AIDS and the related issues of sexual behaviour; increasing concern over eating habits and related health issues; and there is a growing concern about the physical, mental and social well-being of the young person and how the school has a role to ensure a positive outcome in this respect. The school has been asked to rethink this part of their provision as it strives to provide an education that responds to the Rights of the Child in providing a comprehensive education that promotes the whole person including their physical, social and mental health and well-being.