Youth drug prevention program developed in Caribbean

Youth leaders from 13 English speaking Caribbean countries met, May 21-23, in Barbados for a week of intensive training in peer-led drug prevention programs. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Youth leaders from 13 English speaking Caribbean countries met, May 21-23, in Barbados for a week of intensive training in peer-led drug prevention programs. Topics covered included leadership skill development and the nature of substance use and addiction. These youth leaders will form 15 national teams that will be returning to Barbados in October to strengthen their respective national action plans on drug prevention during the first-ever Caribbean Youth Forum. Participating nations include Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.Trinidad and Tobago

Photo courtesy of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

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