FAQ

What is it?

A series of sequential presentations developed for students in years 9, 10 and 11 exploring alcohol and other drugs and their related harms.

What year levels are covered?

The sessions are age appropriate and can stand alone for years 9, 10 and 11 but are most effective when presented sequentially over the 3 years of school.  The concepts build over the years and provide students with a toolbox of strategies to recognise harm and keep safe.

Do you present to parents?

A community based approach to drug education is optimal and should  involve parents.  Our parent session covers a range of drug and alcohol related issues, accentuating positive norms and empowering parents to keep the lines of communication open.

Is it a scare campaign?

Research has consistently shown that scare tactics are ineffective in drug and alcohol education sessions.  Our sessions are practical and engaging, discussing the very real issues facing students today.  We promote positive social norms and teach strategies to recognise and reduce harm.  We believe given accurate information and practical strategies, our youth will generally make good decisions.

Is this a once off event?

For drug education to be successful, it must be seen as a process, not an event.  We develop relationships with our schools and work with them to provide best practice drug education to their students, parents and whole school community.  We supply a Teacher Resource Kit to allow for ongoing learning after our sessions and are always available for advice and follow up. After our presentations participants can access separate portals for students, parents and teachers to access information, ask questions and utilise resources.

Where can I get more information?

Contact Sharon  0423 425 138