Term 2 2019 - Parents
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The aim of this e-newsletter is to provide our subscribers with information about drug prevention resources, and to share relevant news, conferences and events.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this newsletter to other parents in your networks, and encourage them to subscribe at www.positivechoices.org.au. 
In this issue you will find information on:
  • the next Positive Choices webinar
  • our latest factsheet, "Should I give my teenager alcohol?"
  • updates to the Indigenous portal resources and accessibility.
We need your help to guide our ongoing improvements to Positive Choices. Tell us what resources you find most useful, what could be improved, and what you want to see more of on Positive Choices.
We are looking for parents of teenagers to complete an online survey and provide feedback about an online Australian drug education portal, Positive Choices. If you decide to participate in the survey, you will be asked to provide feedback about the layout, design and content of the portal. The survey will take between 20 to 35 minutes and all participants can enter a prize draw to win a MacBook Air 13-inch 128GB or Microsoft Surface Pro i5 128GB Tablet.
To access the survey, please click here
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact the researchers on (02) 8627 9014 or lucinda.grummitt@sydney.edu.au
Upcoming Webinar

The relationship between social media, alcohol use and parental monitoring in adolescence

Wednesday 19th June
12pm AEST
Presented by: Ms Anna Smout
This webinar is for parents, school staff, and anyone else seeking information about the relationship between social media use and drinking, and how parents can protect against alcohol use in adolescence.

Australian teenagers spend more than 3 hours per day on social networking sites. Greater time spent using these sites has been linked to problem drinking in adolescence. This webinar will present information on the relationship between using social networking sites and problem drinking, and will focus on how parents can intervene to protect their child from alcohol-related harms.

What time in my state?
Missed our last webinar? Now available on demand

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles During Adolescence

Presented by Dr Katrina Champion
This webinar focuses on reducing the risk of chronic disease by modifying key lifestyle habits during adolescence.

If you missed this popular webinar you can view the recording on demand.
Should I give my teenager alcohol?
Parents often receive inconsistent messages about whether or not they should supply alcohol to their children.
Our new factsheet presents the latest research on parents providing alcohol to their teenagers, and deals with some of the myths on this topic. It also provides important information on state laws regarding supply to minors.
Read the factsheet now
To celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, we are promoting the resources available on Positive Choices that are designed for students, parents and teachers who speak or are learning Indigenous languages. See our Indigenous resources or follow the Positive Choices Facebook or Twitter for updates.
We have been working to improve the accessibility of the portal and as of this month, all factsheets developed by the Positive Choices Indigenous team are audio accessible.
All narrated factsheets are available here.
Something you'd like to see on Positive Choices that isn't there? We welcome ideas for new content, so send us an email at info@positivechoices.org.au, and we'll look into it.
The Drug Wheel is an interactive online model providing easy access to information about different types of drugs. The Drug Wheel allows users to learn about and identify these drug types based on their effects on the body, without needing to learn in-depth details about specific or new drugs. The Drug Wheel also provides detailed information about various substances.

View the Drug Wheel on the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.
ADF Library - A free resource
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s digital library offers free access to over 1 million resources including reports, e-books, full text journal articles and more. It’s easy to join through the ADF SEARCH website.
Listen to the Positive Choices team present, or catch up with us at our booth, at these upcoming events.
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