Educating students about the dangers of the drug methamphetamine. D-force is co-designed by police, a child psychologist, students and educators. Sign-up to receive access to the online program.
D-Force is a high school program aimed at year 7 and 8 students. The D-Force program teaches young people to protect themselves and their friends from the dangers of the drug methamphetamine.
Access to online learning resources including: surveys, lessons, activities and the online game ‘Defending Westhaven.’
Students learn to make positive choices and, if necessary, how to seek help. They develop a constructive dialogue with peers and teachers. Students use evidence & data (rather than ‘the word on the street’) to inform decision making.
D-Force was started by two police officers who wanted to prevent the damage they saw happening in the community from Methamphetamine use.
They gathered a group of specialists and community organisations to develop a program in conjunction with schools that would help to protect our kids from the drug methamphetamine.
The D-Force program was initially co-designed and trialled in consultation with schools.
We worked with students from three schools to develop an approach that engages kids in understanding the facts about the drug methamphetamine, knowing how to seek help, and how to defend their friends.
The outputs of the co-design workshops were given to Robot Circus, a professional educational games development company, who worked the ideas into a rich, thought-provoking, interactive game.
Preventing harm in the first place.
Criminals know how savagely addictive the drug methamphetamine is, so they let the kids try it for free, knowing that the kids can be hooked with one try.
If we don’t inform students, the only source of information our children have is ‘the word on the street’.
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