Toolkit webinar series

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 watch the related series of webinars to get a better understanding of these toolkit project areas.

The first five webinars cover the following topics:

  1. Providing peer support
  2. Mentoring
  3. Positive parenting for early childhood
  4. Education in schools
  5. Alcohol and pregnancy.

Each webinar includes:

  • useful background to the topic
  • looks at how LDATs can go about planning and delivering a project in the area under discussion
  • and considers how to meet project objectives and evaluation of projects.

LDAT toolkit webinar #1: Peer support

Peer Support

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.

It is accessible as a video here.

LDAT toolkit webinar #2: Mentoring

Peer support 2

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.

It is accessible as a video here.

LDAT toolkit webinar #3: Positive parenting

Positive parenting

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.

It is accessible as a video here.

LDAT toolkit webinar #4: Education in schools


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’.

It is accessible as a video here.

LDAT toolkit webinar #5: Alcohol and pregnancy

alcohol and pregnancy

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.

It is accessible as a video here.

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