Teen Outside the Box- Programme Overview
The Teen Outside the Box Programme is a prevention programme currently being carried out with Form 2/ Year 8 students in state, church and independent schools. In state schools, the programme is delivered in collaboration with the Anti-Substance Abuse Team, within the Ministry of Education. The concept behind the name of the programme is that all youth should feel free to express themselves in a unique manner and that no one should change themselves to fit in to a particular box.
This particular secondary prevention programme aims to continue building on the other programmes currently being implemented at primary school level. It is based on the importance of providing young people with life skills so that they may steer clear of any addiction and so that they live life to its full potential. The sessions take the form of interactive workshops where youths can discuss various topics through the use of online games and interactive resources. The topics covered in this programme are those of; Decision Making & Coping Skills, Wise Use of Technology and Addictions.
We look forward to meeting these youths whilst delivering this Teen Outside the Box programme and hope that this programme will continue boosting youths' self-image, in these developmental years.
“Sedqa Malta introduced a new prevention programme entitled “Teen Outside the Box" particularly aimed at Year 8 students. The aim of such prevention programme is to provide young people with the appropriate information and to equip them with the necessary skills needed in relation to addictions. The programme is based on three sessions focused on substance abuse, wise use of technology, coping and decision-making. Thanks to the Prevention Professional and Fr Sandro Camilleri SDB (PSCD teacher) who are currently coordinating the interactive workshops." - Savio College, Dingli
“Our Grade 9 (Form 2 students recently participated in Sedqa Malta's Teen Outside the Box programme, a three-part seminar exploring Coping and Decision-Making Skills, Addictions and the Wise use of Technology.
In keeping with our Covid protocols, workshops were delivered remotely by a trained Prevention Professional, at the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, assisted by our inhouse Youth Worker, Julian Galea, from our Department of Emotional Wellbeing. The sessions included interactive games, prizes and an engaging and informative handbook designed specifically for the programme." – San Anton School
“Very well presented and interactive." – Stella Maris
“The sessions were really interesting and really engaging. Students had fun. Thanks." – Bishop's Conservatory
“Thank you for organising and all the work you have put into these sessions. They were very interesting and the PPT presentation used was useful and very informative for certain classes especially those of higher bands. In addition, there were effective speakers that kept the students well engaged in the lesson. The booklets, cardboard dice and bookmarks handed to students were very well made and thought provoking." – San Gorg Preca College
Overview of Sessions: Click Here
TOTB Workbook in English
TOTB Workbook in Maltese