Parent Engagement Kit for Secondary Schools
Purpose of this resource
These resources have been developed to assist school communities to deliver key information about alcohol to parents/guardians of 12 to 17 years old, and to encourage parents/guardians to continue education and talking with their children about alcohol.
Who are these resources for?
This kit is for use by secondary school:
- Teaching staff
- Support staff such as the Student Services, Head of Learning Areas, School Nurse, School Psychologist, School Chaplain and Youth Worker
- The P&C/P&F and School Board
- Health professionals and prevention officers who support school staff
How to use this resource?
The kit includes information, templates and digital images along with an explanation of how to use the included materials. These materials are in formats that are easy to use and are downloadable here.
To download the resource booklet click here.
About the message
This kit supports the Impact Alcohol message “No one should provide alcohol to under 18s”. These resources aim to increase parents’ awareness of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Alcohol Guideline to reduce alcohol-related harms for young people under 18 years of age.
- Parents/guardians should be advised that children under 15 years of age are at the greatest risk of harm from drinking and that for this age group, not drinking alcohol is especially important.
- For young people aged 15 to 17 years, the safest option is to delay the initiation of drinking for as long as possible
This resource kit has been developed by the Drug, Alcohol and Prevention Services Division (DAPSD) of the Mental Health Commission (WA) in consultation with School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA). The contents and resources have been adapted for use in the ACT.