Wednesday 28 August, 7pm in the Steeple
All interested parents of Secondary School students (Years 8-12) are invited to attend an information session with Paul Dillon on Teenagers, Alcohol and other Drugs in 2019.
The session will aim to provide parents with relevant information about:
- What’s happening, what’s out there & how much influence do parents have?
- Changes in patterns of alcohol use that have occurred in recent years.
- Concerning trends around illicit drug use.
- Examining the positive influence parents can have on their child’s drinking behaviour and the barriers that they may face during adolescence.
“We aim to empower parents with a positive message and assist them in having open and honest family discussions in this complex area.”
Book your spot today at www.trybooking.com/536642. This event is FREE for parents to attend.
Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many agencies and organisations across the country to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community. He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.
He has worked extensively with a range of sporting organisations including the Australian Cricketers Association, the Rugby Union Players Association and the Football Federation of Australia to provide training workshops to elite athletes on a range of alcohol and other drug issues. In 2009 his best-selling book for parents was released titled ‘Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs‘. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly provides media comment and is regarded as a key social commentator in Australia, appearing on a wide range of television programs including Sunrise, TODAY and The Project discussing topical issues. Paul also had a regular spot on a national radio program on Triple J for seven years where he dealt with current youth drug issues. Paul also has a blog where he discusses topical issues of the day, as well as addressing some of the questions and queries he is regularly asked by those attending his presentations.
For more information on Paul Dillon, visit his website www.darta.net.au.