Term 4 2016 Teachers
Positive Choices: Keeping you up-to-date with evidence-based drug education and prevention.
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Welcome to the last edition of the Positive Choices e-Newsletter for 2016.  As the year draws to a close, we'd like to thank you for your interest and support in the first year since launch of Positive Choices. Already, the site has attracted interest from over 38,000 users across Australia and internationally, and many of you helped to shape the site by providing feedback, suggesting resources, and telling us about the challenges you face as teachers and parents in your efforts to protect young people from alcohol and other drug-related harms.

As Positive Choices continues to grow, we look forward to continuing these conversations and sharing new, engaging and educational resources with you. As you will see below, looking forward we have an eventful year planned already. In the meantime time, from the whole Positive Choices team we wish you all a safe and joyful break over the holiday season.

Positive Choices Highlights for 2016
Increased Access to Information & Educational Resources 
Since launch of Positive Choices in December 2015, teachers, parents & students across Australia have benefited from our resource database of evidence-informed factsheets, videos, games & programs. Positive Choices workshops have been held at education sector events around the country. 
Your feedback helped to shape Positive Chocies 
Our sincere thanks to all those who helped to shape Positive Choices by providing feedback, suggestions, participating in user-testing, and emailing us about the resources you'd like to see. Stay tuned in 2017 for new resources in response to your suggestions.
Lauch of the Positive Chocies webinar series
Our interactive webinars have linked teachers and parents with info & discussion on topics including:
- Engaging students with Drug Education;
- Alcohol & the Adolescent Brain;
- Respnding to the challenge of new drugs.
Videos of all past webinars available on demand
What's happening in 2017?? Sneak Peek 

The 30th International ACHPER Conference will be held in Canberra, 16-18 January. View the program, which will include a Positive Choices session providing an overview of how to use the portal and other evidence-based resources to streamline your lesson planning and communicate effectively with students about alcohol and other drugs. 

New Info Webinars 
In 2017, we're delighted to have expert speakers  on a range of important topics, including:
-  Introduction to the Preventure program: Personality-targeted substance use prevention 
What can parents do to prevent teenage substance use?
Registration is essential, so get in early to reserve your place. 

New Resources
The Positive Choices team regularly reviews key sites and the research literature to identify new evidence and  teaching resources to share with you. We also develop new resources to meet your needs - e.g new Energy Drinks factsheet coming soon. Email us at info@positivechoices.org.au with suggestions for resources you'd like to see. 


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