Drug AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS for Parents
We are delighted to be working with the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, who have presented to all students across the school - and to our parents via an online workshop. The below is a recording of the parent workshop which gives a thought provoking insight to the world of drugs and the impact it can have on young people. The world for young people is a very different place than it was for their parents, including in their vulnerability to risk from drugs and alcohol, and this workshop provides a great opportunity for you as a parent or carer to become more aware of what issues face your children, and what you can do to help them stay safe.
The workshop outlines:
• levels of young people’s exposure to drugs and alcohol – what, where, when and how
• what young people, and their parents and carers, need to know about the risks of drugs and alcohol
• factors that affect young people’s decisions about drugs and alcohol, including teenage brain development
• how to have effective conversations with your child, and practical suggestions for what you can do to support them to stay safe
• where to go for more information and support.
The DSM Foundation was set up by Fiona and Tim Spargo-Mabbs in 2014 after the tragic death of their 16-year old son Daniel as a result of taking ecstasy. The aim of the charity is to support young people to make safe choices about drugs, and they work with students, teachers, parents/carers and professionals in schools, colleges and community organisations across the UK.