The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is developing a series of toolkits to guide Local Drug Action Teams (LDATs) in the delivery of their projects.
LDATs are encouraged to consider these toolkits when developing their Community Action Plan, and use the evidence-informed approaches outlined in these toolkits to plan, deliver and evaluate their projects.
LDATs are also encouraged to attend a series of webinars to get a better understanding of these toolkit project areas. Importantly, this is an opportunity for LDATs to ask any questions they may have. Register individually for this series of webinars below.
The first five of these webinars will cover the following topics:
Each webinar includes:
Find out more and register now for this new series of free webinars. (Please note that you need to register individually for each webinar below.)
The first of these webinars looks at ‘peer support’ projects.
Peer support includes a range of activities: from informal conversations between peers, through to formal programs that might involve trained and paid peer support workers. It can take place in person, over the telephone or internet. Peer support can also take place between two people, a small group, or within much larger group settings. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
When: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEDT, Wednesday 16 May 2018
The second of these webinars looks at ‘mentoring’ projects.
Building strong personal relationships is a key way to help prevent or delay the use of alcohol and other drugs in adolescents and young adults. Mentoring is about building positive relationships between people: encouraging open conversations and an environment in which a mentor can provide guidance on a range of issues.
When: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm AEDT, Thursday 17 May 2018
The third webinar in this series looks at positive parenting in early childhood.
'Positive parenting' aims to improve childhood outcomes by increasing parents' knowledge, skills or capacity as caregivers, by improving parent-child interactions, or through improvements in areas like parental well-being.
Positive parenting projects focus on parents of children aged 0-5 years. These projects are beneficial for all, but are particularly helpful for parents that are geographically or socially isolated, or who are experiencing conflict with their partner on parenting issues.
When: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm AEDT, Tuesday 22 May 2018
The fourth webinar looks at ‘education in schools’.
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) education in schools includes all policies, practices, programs and events in schools connected with the prevention and reduction of AOD harms.
AOD education has been shown to be effective with young people in primary and secondary schools, but only provided it is based on principles of ‘effective practice’.
When: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm AEDT, Wednesday 23 May 2018
The final in our current series of project toolkit webinars looks at ‘alcohol and pregnancy’.
'Alcohol and pregnancy' projects aim to protect the unborn child from alcohol harms and improve the developing child’s life outcomes.
The Alcohol and Pregnancy Webinar and Toolkit contain a range of resources that 'expecting parents' and their families can access. This includes evidence-informed information, education opportunities, as well as training and support to reduce alcohol consumption prior to and during pregnancy.
When: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm AEDT, Thursday 31 May 2018