School as a "protective factor" against drugs: perceptions of adolescents and teachers

María del Carmen García de Jesús, Maria das Graças Carvalho Ferriani
2008 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
This study aims to discover and describe protective factors regarding the use of drugs, according to teachers and students, aged 14 to 15 years, from a Public Secondary School in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. This is a descriptive and exploratory study. Data collection was carried out through semi-structure interview and non-participative observation with ten students and five teachers. Three themes resulted from data analysis: school and school's environment: the school does not provide a
more » ... s not provide a healthy environment; use of drugs: perceived by both the students and teachers in the institution itself; prevention programs: there are health promotion and prevention programs available at the school. According to the students' and teachers' perceptions, the school represents a risk factor.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692008000700014 fatcat:263sqpmmsbadnjqo7am7dsqjpi