Radford Institute - Paul Dillon presentation
Having the 'Alcohol & Parties Discussion' with your child
A Radford Institute presentation by Paul Dillon
Date: Wednesday 27 March
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Heath Lecture Theatre, Radford College
This is an open invitation event for adults in the Canberra community with an interest in issues relating to young people and alcohol. It is particularly suited to those caring for or working with Year 7–9 students.
'Parents often wait until it is too late before setting rules and boundaries around alcohol and parties. Put simply, if you haven’t had a discussion with your child about this area by the beginning of Year 9, at the latest, you are almost certainly going to have problems in the future.'
Using the most recent data on the use of alcohol by school-based young people, this presentation will discuss the growing evidence on the risks associated with this practice. There will also be a close examination of the positive influence that parents can have on their child’s drinking behaviour, as well as some of the barriers that they may face during adolescence. It aims to empower parents with a positive message and assist them in having open and honest family discussions in this complex area.To Home