Dr. Páll Melsted Ríkharðsson
April 12th 2022 11:30 am Stephen Room
The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) for substance use is a process framework for data driven, community based, primary prevention. It is based on several guiding principles and a series of implementation steps focusing on defining and implementing initiatives that strengthen community protective factors and mitigate risk factors. The Planet Youth guidance program is a platform for adapting and implementing the IPM to other national, social and cultural contexts. Currently, hundreds of communities around the world are implementing the Planet Youth guidance program. This presentation explains the principles of the IPM, describes the Planet Youth guidance program and gives examples of implementation experiences from around the world.
- Understand the principles of the Icelandic Prevention Model
- Understand the implementation steps of the Planet Youth guidance program
- Understand how the IPM is adapted and implemented in different contexts
Sigfusdottir, ID, Soriano, HE, Mann, MJ, Kristjansson, AL (2020). Prevention is Possible: A Brief History of the Origin and Dissemination of the Icelandic Prevention Model. Health Promotion Practice, 21(1), 58-62.
Kristjansson, AL., Mann, MJ., Sigfusson, J., Thorisdottir, IE., Allegrante, JP., Sigfusdottir, ID. (2020). Development and Guiding Principles of the Icelandic Model for Preventing Adolescent Substance Use. Health Promotion Practice, 21(1), 62-69.
Kristjansson, AL., Mann, MJ., Sigfusson, J., Thorisdottir, IE., Allegrante, JP., Sigfusdottir, ID. (2020). Implementing the Icelandic Model for Preventing Adolescent Substance Use. Health Promotion Practice, 21(1), 70-79.
Dr. Pall Rikhardsson, PhD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Planet Youth. Pall holds an MSc and a PhD degree from the Aarhus School of Business in Aarhus, Denmark. He has previously worked as an associate professor at the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark, senior manager with PwC in Denmark, business advisor at the SAS Institute in Denmark and as a professor at and the dean of the School of Business at Reykjavik University in Iceland. He also holds a part-time position as a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School. His LinkedIn page is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pallrikhardsson/