This seminar will be delivered by Zoe Shuttleworth from It happens education.
We will focus on the new statutory guidance for teaching about drugs, alcohol and tobacco, put substance use into a social context, explore the teenage brain, look at the difference between a habit and addiction and harm reduction. The session will look at potential protective factors and where to get reliable, evidence-based information and help if needed.
• The current landscape
• Where young people get their information
• Adolescent brain
• Risk taking behaviour
• Importance of Peer bonds
• Habit forming and Addiction
• Harm reduction
• How to talk to your children about substances & where to get good information
This will be a valuable opportunity to hear some advice, reassurance and practical ideas about this topic, but it will not be a suitable forum to discuss specific concerns you have about your child or another young person. If you do have concerns about your child, please contact their Head of Year or the Safeguarding Team in school. You can also get further advice on these and related topics via My School Portal.
If you would like to attend, please sign up for this free seminar using Wisepay. The session will take place as a webinar for which you will be sent the link a few days before the seminar.