Poster Presentations

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Day 1 – Thursday 8th December 2011

1. Students’ risk behaviors and selected dimensions of a school culture: a students’ perspective – Anna Borucka

2. The Spanish adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program: satisfaction of participants that end a mid – duration selective prevention program – Joan Amer

3. Assessing family change: Comparison of the results of the Spanish adaptation of the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) in a drug treatment plan and in a social care program – Joan Amer

4. Alcohol prototypes and drinking places: A focus group study to explore the suitability of the Prototype/Willingness Model as the basis for an intervention with young people in the UK – Emma L Davies

5. Substance use among teenagers: Individual, family, school and community correlates for lifetime use – Elisabete Santos

6. Balcova heart study – a health promotion and prevention project in turkey – G.Ergör

8. Do changing rates of adolescent substance use and sexual risk behaviour impact on associations between these behaviours? Analysis of two Scottish cohorts – Helen Sweeting

9. Long term effectiveness of behaviour change interventions in children: A systematic review and meta – analysis – J. Martin

10. A Pilot Study Investigating a Behavioural and Nutritional Intervention to Promote Healthy Habits in Young Adults – J. Martin

11. Brief Intervention For Prevention In The Group – The Polish Experience – Krzysztof Wojcieszek

12. “The Taste Of Life Debate”– A New Program For Legal Highs Use Among Students – Results Of The Formative Evaluation  – Krzysztof Wojcieszek

13. Meaningful instrumental behaviors and youth risky behaviors: Warsaw adolescent study – Krzysztof Ostaszewski

14. Non-alcoholic dance events in warsaw among students as environmental prevention impact – Kinga Wojcieszek

16.Unplugged program in Croatia – implementation and process evaluation – Martina Feric Slehan

17. The Paradox of Realism in exposing students to ex-addict – Moshe Israelashvili

21. Chosen elements of the staff culture as a background of student problem behaviours – Joanna Raduj

22. European drug prevention quality standards: Developing a common framework for effective drug prevention in the European Union – Angelina Brotherhood

Day 2 – Friday 9th December 2011

1. The correlation between smoking during pregnancy and lifestyle factors among Hungarian expectant mothers – A. Fogarasi-Grenczer

2. Neighborhood in the perception of the Warsaw middle school students – Agnieszka Pisarska

3. The preventive programmes in the town of Velika Gorica and the presentation of the Center for Children, Youth and Family Velika Gorica – Arijana Mataga Tintor

4. Measuring BAC as a preventive tool in nightlife – Amador Calafat

5. Family prevention in Europe. A review from EDDRA perspective – Lloret Irles, D.

7. Fostering sexual and reproductive rights: evaluation of a brief intervention – Ivy Fonseca de Araújo

8. Preventing dating violence: a comparative study with Brazilian adolescents – Ivy Fonseca de Araújo

9. Healthy Eco Life. Community prevention programme for primary school children – Jelena Balabanic Mavrovic

10. “Who is that in the mirror?”, prevention of eating disorders – Jelena Balabanic Mavrovic

11. A Polish adaptation of the Project Northland Efficacy of the two – year alcohol prevention program – Krzysztof Bobrowski

14. Crisis Intervention in Recreational Settings. Data From Kosmicare 2010 Process Evaluation Results – Carvalho, M.C

15. Family prevention on nightlife activities – Montse Juan

16. Focused Intervention Program 2007 – 2010 – Paula Frango

18. The impact on health of the earthquake in L’AQUILA, Italy – Vincenza Cofini

21. Cannabis use and expectancies, personality constructs, and subclinical mental health disorders: The prediction of use behaviour, dependence and associated problems – Nathan Gardner

Life skills promotion in a dating violence preventive program for Brazilian adolescents – Ivy Fonseca de Araújo

Keynote and Parallel Session Presentations

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Keynote Presentations

Keynote speaker 1: Classifying prevention: form, function and theory – David Foxcroft

Keynote speaker 2: Health promotion and disease prevention within complex systems: diet, physical activity, and obesity –  Harry Rutter

Keynote speaker 3: Evaluating the Public Health Benefits of Community-Wide Preventive Intervention – David Hawkins

Keynote speaker 4: Hierarchical Multiple Time-series Designs: The RCT for Policy Evaluation – Alex Wagenaar

Parallel Session Presentations

European Drug Prevention Quality Standards – Angelina Brotherhood

Alcohol prevention in hands of local communities. Polish system for solving alcohol‐related problems – Krzysztof Brzózka

What role can a modern negative information giving approach play in tobacco prevention? A cluster-randomized controlled trial – Anneke Bühler

Quality standards in the field of targeted prevention: Theoretical considerations and the development process – Katalin Felvinczi

INCLUSIVE: Reducing school aggression through a whole-school restorative justice intervention – Dan Hale

Substance use in popular movies Prevalence, effects on European adolescents, and opportunities for primary prevention – Reiner Hanewinkel

Could prevention interventions increase consistency in policy implemention? – Matej Košir

“Family Environmental Influences in Prevention: A study of the Strengthening Families Program 6-12 Years among US Portuguese Immigrant Families and Families in Portugal” – Cátia Magalhães

Selecting, implementing and evaluating a portfolio of evidence-based prevention programmes in Birmingham, England – Louise Morpeth

Communities that Care: Strategy for community prevention in Croatia – Miranda Novak

An integrated theory for prevention interventions – Hanno Petras

Recruitment by local practitioners to a pragmatic effectiveness trial of the Strengthening Families Programme (SFP10-14) in Wales, UK – Jeremy Segrott

Substance use of young people and delinquent behaviour – Majone Steketee


Second EUSPR Conference and Members’ Meeting, 8-9 December 2011, Lisbon, Portugal


 “Synergy in prevention and health promotion: individual, community, and environmental approaches”

Leaflet (includes the programme)

Prevention is a “hard” problem. We cannot just give out medicines to change behavior, and simple approaches on their own are unlikely to be sufficient. Lifestyle behaviors most relevant for health, such as eating choices or physical activity, cannot be changed just with a single intervention, however “effective” it may be.

This implies that effective strategies for prevention of most common risk behaviors must be based on a broad spectrum of interventions, targeted to both environment and individuals, and including structural changes and changes in social norms. For example, health education interventions to prevent obesity are likely to have maximal effectiveness in environments where unhealthy foods have high level of taxation, bike lanes are widespread, and restaurants and catering companies highlight healthy food choices.

Likewise, school-based interventions to prevent smoking onset should be provided together with the implementation of school policies against tobacco, delivery of tobacco-free homes programmes, bans in public places, and restriction of smoking in the media and film. In other words, changing health-related behaviors requires complex and synergistic strategies.

While there is a sufficient knowledge about the effects of some health education programs and school-based interventions, our understanding of how interventions brought at the level of the environment might work is poor. In order to fill this gap, the scientific evaluation of environmental interventions, as well as of complex community interventions should become a priority. But this raises several methodological questions, from the task of disentangling the effect of single components to that of summarizing and decontextualizing results.

In its 2nd International Conference the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR) offers this as a hot topic for the progression of prevention science.


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