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PARENT SEMINAR - ALCOHOL & DRUG EDUCATION

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Submitted by on Mon 03/10/16 12:27

TOMORROW NIGHT 7PM
Secondary Campus
Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
 
Dalgarno Alcohol and Drug Education Seminar
 
All Primary and Secondary parents are invited to attend!
 
Our seminar will provide a creative learning experience for parents that will help their children and  teenagers better engage with the reality of alcohol and other drugs in their culture. The Dalgarno approach emphasises ‘minimising harm by maximising prevention’ and focus on the very real option of refusal.
 
Alcohol and drugs are indicated in the majority of risky behaviours, injury and deaths for young people. (Risk taking by young people, Australian Social Trends, 2008, Australian Bureau of Statistics) Aussie kids face enormous pressures and must make critical choices in their teen years – especially in regards to alcohol and drug use. Are you and your child ready? Research shows early preparation is critical!
 
Did you know?
 
Alcohol harms in Australia are extensive and well acknowledged: resulting in 5,500 deaths every year and a further 157,000 hospitalisations.
 
More than 3.8 million Australians average at least four standard drinks of alcohol per day, that’s twice the recommended health guidelines.
 
Over 1.9 million Australians drink on average more than six standard drinks per day, three times the amount outlined in the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health risks from Drinking Alcohol.
 
Just under a million Australians consume on average more than eight standard drinks a day, equivalent to more than four times the recommended health guidelines.
 
The 3.8 million Australians averaging more than four standard drinks of alcohol per day represent just 20 per cent of all Australians aged 14 and over, yet this group accounts for a staggering 74.2 per cent of all the alcohol consumed nationally each year. No surprise then that these almost 4 million Australians represent the lifeblood of the Australian alcohol industry.
 
Statistics taken from Risky business, a video produced by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
 
For more information on the Dalgarno Institute please visit www.dalgarnoinstitute.org.au/
This seminar is fully compliant with state educational standards and dovetail with the Student Welfare Coordinators' guide for ‘Preventing Drug Related Harm’.
 


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