Parents have a strong influence over young people’s decisions regarding drugs and alcohol. There are a range of ways in which schools and other services can help parents to deal with these issues, from simple information leaflets to courses focusing on parenting skills.
This briefing paper is part of a series of six papers produced by the Drug Education Forum, for schools and others involved in drug education or informal drug prevention:
- The principles of good drug education
- Principles for supporting school drug education
- Beyond the lesson plan: Drug prevention and early intervention
- Engaging parents in drug education
- Learning from life skills programmes in drug education
- Legal highs
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