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Listen: Youth Advocate Programme Participants Report Decrease In Substance Abuse.

: 04/05/2018 - 11:26

86 per cent of young people who participated in Youth Advocate Programmes reported a decrease in substance abuse.

192 young people and their families from Kildare/West Wicklow have taken part in YAP since its inception.

The organisation's annual report shows that there were also improvements in their self-esteem and a reduction in self-harming.

It worked with around 500 young people referred by child and family agency Tusla across 22 counties last year.

Siobhan O'Dwyer, CEO of YAP, explains how the programme works:

ThursYAP.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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