Posts Tagged parents/carers

NPS Handbook for Parents and Carers

Talking with your children about New Psychoactive Substances and Club Drugs – A Handbook for Parents and Carers. The Parents’ Handbook has been produced by Mentor and Adfam as a free resource for parents and carers. This revised guide will be available as a free download and includes details on […]

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The Proximity Effect: The Role of Family Life in Shaping Children’s Knowledge about Alcohol

The Proximity Effect: The Role of Family Life in Shaping Children’s Knowledge about Alcohol and its Social and Health Implications is a presentation that Professor Gill Valentine gave at the Alcohol and Families Alliance meeting held in February 2015. The presentation sheds light on the role played by family life and parenting […]

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November 11, 2014 – Engaging parents in alcohol and drug education

On Tuesday 11th November the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service (ADEPIS) was in Leeds to share some useful advice for practitioners willing to better engage parents and families in alcohol and drug education. The day was opened by Helena Conibear, Director of the Alcohol Education Trust who […]

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Making it Inclusive: Alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings

When delivering alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings including classrooms, teachers will need to tackle sensitive issues. Not all pupils are comfortable discussing certain topics, and some parents are reluctant to allow  their children to explore certain themes. How do we ensure pupils receive relevant education, in the context […]

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Alcohol Education Trust resources

The following resources are available free of charge from the Alcohol Education Trust   Online resources A website designed specifically for those teachers and professionals requiring lesson plans, film clips, worksheets and facts on alcohol along with guidance and recommendations for implementing alcohol education under six specific topics: Assessing knowledge Effects […]

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Engaging parents in drug education in schools and in the community

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 […]

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Chief Medical Officer’s guidance on alcohol and young people

CMO’s Guidance on Alcohol and Young People  from Drug Education Forum This guidance was produced in 2009 and is still current. The full document can be found here. Key messages include: Young people should not drink alcohol under the age of 15. From 15-17 if young people drink alcohol it […]

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