The programme has been evaluated with about 800 students in the intervention group of a controlled study using a mixed-method design involving structured stakeholder and peer feedback.
Additionally we used best-practice standards for drug abuse prevention: (1) interactivity, (2) using a social influence model, (3) additional community interventions, (4) peer leaders, (5) working on life skills (which we consider aspects of resilience), (6) strengthening positive norms for both users and non-users (‘no use, low use, seek appropriate support’ as a short formula for risk competence) and (7) harm reduction information. The programme was evaluated in a controlled study. These guidelines encouraged the programme developers to involve the target group and programme facilitators in the development as mentors and co-learners of the facilitator training.
The concept and methods of REBOUND comprise well-established best-practice concepts, as well as new developments like the scenario-based explorative film work.
The EDPQS (European Drug Prevention Quality Standards) were applied during and after the development and evaluation of REBOUND. Furthermore, the REBOUND team was involved in the EDPQS project as an associate partner.