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'Listen First' is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities. Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.Learn More
“Many problems in the area of substance use and mental health begin early in life and children who come from less advantaged backgrounds are at higher risk. Those problems also influence their education and socio-economic situation in the longer term.”
“'Listen First' marks a change of paradigm in the prevention approach. More than 30 countries and organizations from all continents adhered to the initiative, well beyond our expectations, this means that the simple message of Listen First hits right."
“The involvement of parents is crucial, but also the alertness that some children are at a higher risk. That is why ‘Listen First’ is so relevant because by listening to the child the parents can learn not only what they communicate but also how they communicate it. By listening, we can understand the problems and intervene early on.”
"'Listen First' is a great opportunity to raise the profile of non-communicable diseases and mental health across sectors beyond health, including finance, education, and social protection, thus promoting a coherent and multi-sectoral response."
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