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Paul Dillon: Alcohol And Other Drugs Seminar Brisbane

DARTA and Booked Out Speakers Agency Present:
Alcohol And Other Drugs: What Do Teachers and Others Who Work With Young People Need to Know?

Presented by: Paul Dillon, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA)
Date: Friday, 6th October 2017
Session time: 9:00am-3:15pm
Venue: Souths Leagues Club, Davies Park, Jane St West End, Queensland, 4101
Fee: $295.00 (GST inlcusive)

Registration deadline: Thursday, 5th October 2017


Trying to sort out ‘fact from fiction’ in the alcohol and other drug field can be difficult, particularly when it comes to young people. Many media stories on this topic are based on some degree of truth but can often be presented in a sensational manner leading many in the community to believe that we have a far greater drug problem than we actually do.

The one-day information session aims to provide teachers with some basic information on current youth AOD trends in Australia, with a particular emphasis on school-based young people. Using the most up-to-date statistics and research, the workshop aims to empower attendees by providing the facts around some of the issues in this controversial area.

Although the workshop is not designed to provide teaching strategies or classroom activities, a list of quality web-based drug education resources will be provided to attendees, as well as information on other websites that are able to support professionals who work with young people.

Specific topic areas to be covered for each of the sessions will be made available closer to the date, but a particular emphasis will be given to a close examination of the latest Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey and what these results mean for those working with school-based young people?

Please note that if you have attended a DARTA Seminar Day in the past the content will not be the same as for previous sessions.

Numbers are strictly limited. Register and pay now to secure your place.


Check In: 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Sessions: 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM

About Paul Dillon, Director and founder of DARTA

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years has delivered professional development seminars for teachers and other professionals in the area of drug education since 2014. He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education. In 2009 his best-selling book for parents was released titled Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly appears in the media and is regarded as a key social commentator, with interviews on television programs such as Sunrise, TODAY and The Project. This year Paul will also be delivering DARTA Seminar Days in Adelaide and Perth.

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