The full version of training packages as well as ad-hoc trainings can be provided by UNODC in the Islamic Republic of Iran upon request.
Drug Demand Reduction:
Package on "Drug & HIV/AIDS Prevention among drug abusers' Spouses"
This package was developed for drug counsellors and educators to increase the awareness of drug abusers' spouses on drugs, HIV/AIDS and domestic violence prevention and teach them the skills to protect themselves from risk factors related to drug use. The main target group of this package are drug abusers' spouses, who suffer from stigmatization, domestic violence, lack of awareness and lack of support.This training package consists of three parts:
1- Training manual (170 pages)
2- Training workbook (57 pages)
3- Trainers Booklet (8 pages)
The training manual of the package,part one, focuses on different skills, namely life skills, self-awareness skills, positive communication skills, stress management skills and problem solving skills. On the other hand the second part of the package, the training workbook, includes some exercises which should be practiced to completely consolidate the knowledge gained.The trainers booklet of the package, part three, contains different methods to help trainers to conduct an effective and constructive workshop .This package was piloted in different settings and proved to contain the capacity to be utilized in prevention programmes throughout the whole country. Developing and distributing the package on "Drug & HIV/AIDS Prevention for drug abusers' Spouses" among its target group increased the knowledge of drug abusers' spouses on drug and domestic violence prevention.
Package on "Psycho-social strengthening programme for inmates' children"
The training package intends to promote health of inmates' families and children through focusing on life skills training. It was tailored for prisoners' counsellors and it consists of two parts:
1- Training manual and trainers booklet (155 pages)
2- Training workbook (72 pages)
The training workbook of this package includes several exercises on different skills such as confronting the negative feelings, problem solving and decision making skills as well as assertiveness skills. Life skills are cognitive, emotional, interpersonal and social skills which enable individuals to deal effectively with the challenges of everyday life.The package was piloted in prison settings and encompasses the capacity to increase the knowledge of inmates' children regarding life skills, drug and violence prevention.
Package on "Psycho-social strengthening programme in the schools"
This package was tailored for school counsellors and its main target group is high risk students (aged 13-16). It includes three parts:
1- Training manual (138 pages)
2- Trainers' Booklet (158 pages)
3- Training workbook (84 pages)
Several subjects are discussed such as different theories of drug abuse in youth, risk and protective factors on drug abuse of youth, drug abuse prevention models etc. The training workbook contains exercises, providing an opportunity for youths to gain more practice on the training manual. The package strengthens the capacity of counseling services and it also increases the counsellors' knowledge about counselling for students at risk. In addition to the above mentioned purposes, the following objectives are also achieved: i) enhanced knowledge of counsellors for conducting screening to find high-risk students, ii) strengthened health and psychosocial skills in high-risk students, and iii) increased confidence and skills of school counsellors in working with high-risk students.