Paul Dillon Presentation: Teenagers, Alcohol & Other Drugs

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Paul Dillon Presentation: Teenagers, Alcohol & Other Drugs

Wednesday 30 August
6.45 pm for 7.00 pm start

Duncraig SHS would like to invite all parents to attend a Presentation on “Teenagers, Alcohol and Other Drugs” by Paul Dillon from Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia.

The evening will focus primarily on the use of alcohol by school-based young people, although illicit drug use will also be briefly discussed.  It will have a particular focus on the changes in patterns of alcohol use by young people that have occurred in recent years. There will also be a close examination of the positive influence that parents can have on their child’s drinking behaviour, as well as the barriers that they may face during adolescence. This seminar aims to empower parents with a positive message and assist them in having open and honest family discussions in this complex area.

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.

In recent years, 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.

Date:               Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Time:               6.45 pm for a 7.00 pm start 

Location:         Duncraig SHS Gymnasium

Further information is available here

We look forward to your attendance at this free event.  Please note this event is targetted to Parents/Guardians and we request that students do not attend.

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