Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-06-19
Received: 28 March 2018
Accepted: 6 June 2018
First Online: 19 June 2018
: Mrs Beatrice Wamuyu Muchiri is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Africa – with a research focus area on substance use disorders in youth. She completed her MA degree in psychology with distinction in 2016.Prof Monika dos Santos is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Africa. She is focused on the translation and syntheses of research and clinical-based knowledge into policy and service developments in South Africa and internationally, and in academic development. Prof dos Santos was consulted to provide specialist input regarding the injection drug use (IDU) risk population group for the revised South African National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (2012–2016), and served as a member on the IDU Technical Working Group for the National Department of Health. She also served on the Key Population Technical Working Group that guided the development of the National Guidelines for HIV, Prevention, Care and Treatment for Key Populations in South Africa. She previously worked in various therapeutic capacities. She served as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab Fellow, Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Sloan School of Management, and is currently a reader in sustainable urban development at the University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College.
: Ethical clearance was granted by the Ethics Committee of the Department of Psychology, University of South Africa, in August 2015. Consent prior to the study was obtained from the institutional directors, parents or guardians of the adolescents below age 17, as well as the adolescents.
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