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Seven Cities in Fifteen Days

2003.04.22

Irkutsk Oblast Coat of Arms

IRKUTSK, Russia From April 16-30, the fourth phase of the Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth (DEPSY) is underway in seven Eastern Siberian cities. The event, entitled Evaluation of In-School Curriculum Implementation brings a team of US specialists together with a team from Irkutsk, who will travel throughout the Irkutsk Oblast, Krasnoyarsk, and Ulan-Ude to witness first-hand how the in-school drug-prevention curriculum has been implemented in schools. Specialists will observe DOM (Children Education. Police) lessons, discuss ways to continue expanding the network of participating schools, and participate in roundtables with DEPSY alumni and other stakeholders involved with youth development issues.

The aim of this phase is to evaluate the effectiveness of the program through a variety of activities including classroom observation, meetings with community stakeholders, and seminars in each of the partner cities. The teams will visit Irkutsk, Angarsk, Ust-Ilimsk, Usolye-Sibirskoye, Bratsk, Ulan-Ude and Krasnoyarsk. In each of these cities, the bi-national teams will observe DOM (Children. Education. Police.) lessons, discuss ways to continue expanding the network of participating schools, and participate in roundtables with DEPSY alumni and other stakeholders involved with youth development issues.

The group of US trainers includes six professionals from the State of Vermont (USA):
* Thomas Tremblay - Deputy Chief (Burlington Police Department)
* William Ward - Patrol Sergeant, 9-year veteran of DARE program (Burlington Police Department)
* Amy Avery - Social Worker / Investigator (Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services)
* Emily Schermer - Juvenile Services Specialist (Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services)
* James Fuller - Detective / Senior Youth Services Officer (Winooski Police Department)
* Karen Leslie - Guidance Counselor / Psychologist (Champlain Elementary School)

The following Russian trainers will be present with the US delegation in Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ust-Ilimsk, Usolye-Siberskoye, Ulan-Ude:

Bratsk
* Nina Pavlushina - Psychologist (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Eugeniya Chubchenko - Psychologist (Center Dialog")
* Nelya Prelovskaya - Principal (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Yuliya Barankevich - Head of the Methodological Department (Irkutsk City Drug Prevention Center)

Krasnoyarsk
* Elena Taranyk - Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Inspection (Irkutsk Police Department)
* Ludmila Medvedeva - Psychologist (School #71, Irkutsk)
* Natalia Slobodyan - Psychologist (School #71, Irkutsk)
* Ekaterina Dvorak - Red Cross volunteer
* Nelya Prelovskaya - Principal (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Yuliya Barankevich - Head of the Methodological Department (Irkutsk City Drug Prevention Center)

Ust-Ilimsk
* Marina Solovjova - Vice-principal (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Ludmila Medvedeva - Psychologist (School #71, Irkutsk)
* Elena Taranyk - Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Inspection (Irkutsk Police Department)

Usolye-Sibirskoye
* Nina Pavlushina - Psychologist (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Eugeniya Chubchenko - Psychologist (Center Dialog")
* Elena Taranyk - Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Inspection (Irkutsk Police Department)
* Andrei Khabarov - Head of the Methodological Department (Irkutsk AIDS Prevention Center)
* Nelya Prelovskaya - Principal (School #75, Irkutsk)
* Yuliya Barankevich - Head of the Methodological Department (Irkutsk City Drug Prevention Center)

Ulan-Ude
* Elena Taranyk - Lieutenant, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Inspection (Irkutsk Police Department)
* Ludmila Medvedeva - Psychologist (School #71, Irkutsk)
* Natalia Slobodyan - Psychologist (School #71, Irkutsk)
* Ekaterina Dvorak - Red Cross volunteer
* Nelya Prelovskaya - Principal (School #75, Irkutsk)


DEPSY is funded by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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