Prevention of Addiction Through emotional and prosocial education

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The project “Prevention of Addiction through Emotional Education” (PATH), financed as part of Erasmus+, KA2 Strategic Partnership-School education sector, Reference No: 2018-1-IT02-KA201-048318 Erasmus Project+, aims to create a minimum quality standard to support school education and it involves all the important figures in the experiential and practical program for children. The aim is to draw the attention of all educators to the importance of the children’s ability to understand and know emotions, the training of prosocial behaviors, and the use of reflection and emotional self-regulation (as opposed to the impulsiveness of the automatic system) to promote the daily well-being of individuals and, consequently, communities. This paper features a summary of the experiences collected by the partners (especially the Spanish partner) during the two years of project implementation. The results of the experimentation are meant to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of what has been done and an assessment of the effectiveness of the PATH model in school contexts. This paper also aims to increase the attention of teachers who wish to integrate the activities designed by the PATH model into their teaching. Indeed, the PATH training model is aimed at increasing the teachers’ professional skills by providing a structured intervention methodology based on emotional education, self-control, and prosociality to promote, among students, the acquisition and consolidation of fundamental emotional and social skills to prevent addictions in early stages. It is a recondition for a healthy development and a balanced individual and a protective factor for the implementation of risky behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-47
Number of pages19
JournalMan - Disability - Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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