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SDERA wins Injury Control Council of WA Research Award

Friday, 10 August 2012

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School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) have won the Research Award for excellence in community safety and injury prevention research from the Injury Control Council of WA (ICCWA).

The award recognises excellence in community safety and injury prevention research undertaken in Western Australia for the (Keeping in Touch) KIT-Plus Research Project. This three year (2008-2010) collaboration between SDERA and the Child Health Promotion Research Centre set out to evaluate the effectiveness of training secondary school staff in early drug intervention strategies and practice with the aim of reducing harm to students from the use of tobacco and other drugs.

SDERA Manager Bruno Faletti was quoted as saying "... It was the culmination of a successful partnership between SDERA and ECU, translation of important research into practice, and the end result is a great resource to help young people seek help around drug and alcohol issues."

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