Centro de Estudios de Prevención, Tratamiento, Investigación y de Salud (CEPTIS)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||Av. Ayacucho 372, Urb. Los Rosales
Santiago del Surco, Lima
|UN Languages:||Spanish, English|
Other:'Human Rights, Rule of Law, Health'
||CEPTIS is a Peruvian private non-profit formed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals in the field of social sciences, education and health.
Its mission is to design and implement various strategic programs and activities aimed at promoting the health and development of children, adolescents, youth, family and other social actors. To this purpose, CEPTIS coordinates its activities with governmental and nongovernmental institutions, with regional governments, local institutions and international cooperation.
CEPTIS has extensive experience working on issues related to reducing drug demand. From 2001 to 2006, with the assistance of the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS), CEPTIS developed three projects to prevent drug use in private schools in Lima. The prevention programs, linked to the educational curriculum, aimed at developing skills and abilities that enable healthy behaviours in students to prevent or delay the onset of drug use.
In 2002, CEPTIS conducted an investigation in private educational institutions in Lima and Callao which verified the existence of illegal drug use in almost all private educational institutions under study.
With technical assistance from UNODC and funds of Japanese Drug Abuse Prevention Center (JDAPC), CEPTIS has been developing the project "Program for drug and violence prevention for teens and young gang members, through an alternative occupational training - employment and training life skills. " The project aims to contribute to the reduction of drug use and reduction of violence in adolescents and young gang members, through-labor and occupational alternatives to promote healthy lifestyles. The goal of the project is to help 40 gang members, adolescents from the Human Settlements Laura Caller, Armando Villanueva, Urbanización Villa del Norte and surrounding district of Los Olivos, Lima, to gain the occupational skills and personal development to enable them to pursue healthy alternatives to drug use and violence.