Cotton JC, Laventure M, Joly J. (2017). Factors facilitating and impending implementation of a prevention program in an elementary school in Quebec. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 37(1): 29-47.
Aboriginal youths are at risk for early initiation of drug and alcohol use. The aim of this study was to identify the facilitating and impeding factors in the implementation of a universal addiction prevention program in an Aboriginal school in Quebec. Different respondents were met to this end. The facilitating factors to emerge included adaptation on the fly and problem-solving capacity of facilitators and teachers. Impeding factors comprised lack of availability of school staff and complexity of certain concepts covered. The identification of these factors could help optimize the implementation of school-based prevention programs in other First Nations communities.