The related cohort study of the program is two-fold; it aims to examine annually the frequency and characteristics of social skills and various addictions at the levels of teachers and children throughout the program using validated questionnaires. It also studies the methodological development and experiences related to the program of the teachers with focus group surveys. Teachers from four control and three intervention schools, as well as third-grade students in the 2021/2022 school year, will be involved and monitored over the four years of the program.

– Our goal is to examine the impact of the development of teachers’ competencies, pedagogical tools, and personality on the development of students’ social skills and the prevention of addictions in the primary school age group.

– Our objective is to investigate how the program affects the mental health of teachers, health behavior related to addictions, and whether it can influence institutional psycho-social risks.

– Additionally, our aim is to examine how effectively this methodological approach is incorporated into everyday pedagogical work in both the short and long term.

Our research is conducted with the permission of the Scientific and Research Ethics Committee of the Health Science Council (ETT TUKEB).

File Number: IV/674-3/2022/EKU