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2003.05.13   American and Russian Specialists Conduct Six Conferences in Two Weeks

From April 18-30, 2003 the fourth and final phase of the Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth (DEPSY) took place in Eastern Siberia. Project Harmony facilitated conferences, which were devoted to the prevention of socially negative behavior, in six DEPSY partner-cities. American and Irkutsk specialists shared their experience of prevention work during this most intense phase of the program.

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2003.04.22   Seven Cities in Fifteen Days

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.

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2003.04.22   Survey Among Schoolchildren, Parents, and Teachers on Drug Prevention Conducted in Irkutsk Region

From October 1, 2002 February 25, 2003, the Center for Social and Psychological Assistance Dialog conducted a survey among schoolchildren, parents, and teachers on drug prevention. The aim of this survey was to gather information to compare the level of knowledge before and after the completion of the DOM (Children. Education. Police.) program.

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2003.04.21   June 26 - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The General Assembly of United Nations decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation at all levels to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

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2003.03.03   Drug-Prevention Conference Comes to a Successful Conclusion in Irkutsk

IRKUTSK, Russia From February 23March 1, specialists from Siberias largest western cities gathered in Irkutsk for a regional conference as part of the US State Departments Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth.

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2003.02.23   US Community Leaders Arrive to Irkutsk

IRKUTSK, Russia -- Three community development specialists from Vermont touched down in the capital of eastern Siberia Sunday morning, having crossed 15 time zones in order to attend a week-long training conference for specialists leading the anti-drug use campaign among youth in the region.

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2003.02.15   Drug Education Specialists Prepare Departure for Siberia

WAITSFIELD, Vermont As winter loosens its grip over the vast territory of Siberia and the ice covering Baikal, one of the worlds largest fresh water lakes, begins to thaw, three Vermont citizens are preparing to leave Friday, February 21, for a two-week conference in Western Siberia.

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2003.01.31   Selection for DEPSY Phase III Begins on Eastern Shores of Baikal

ULAN-UDE, Russia Continuing recruitment for an Irkutsk-based conference as part of the Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth, Coordinator Yulia Yevtushok met with program partners in the capital of the Buryat Republic.

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2003.01.23   DEPSY Coordinator Visits Krasnoyarsk

KRASNOYARSK, Russia Marshalling the efforts of team members spread throughout eastern Siberia, Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth Coordinator Yulia Yevtushok met with program partners in this city of one million to plan the programs upcoming training conference, which begins Feb. 21.

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2003.01.21   Siberians Study US Drug-Prevention Strategies

The second of four phases of the Drug Enforcement and Prevention Program for Siberian Youth (DEPSY) came to a successful conclusion on December 15. Project Harmony brought a group of six Russians to Vermont from November 29 December 15 through this Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs-funded initiative. The two-week US-based phase, hosted by the City of Burlington, gave the Russian delegation the opportunity to visit schools, to see community-police partnerships in action, to communicate openly with social service providers, and to learn about the Burlington City Administration's role in youth development.

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2002.11.11   Irkutsk Oblast Conference Marks the Beginning of a Program

November 11, 2002 A conference entitled "Preventing Negative Phenomena among Youth" opened in Irkutsk. The conference includes participants from four cities in Irkutsk oblast (Angarsk, Bratsk, Usolye-Sibirskoye and Ust-Ilimsk) as well as those representing two other Siberian cities: Krasnoyarsk and Ulan-Ude.

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