Webinar: Parenting, teens, and alcohol

parenting, teens, and alcohol
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Dr Jacqueline Bowden, Deputy Director SAHMRI Health Policy Centre.
Associate Professor Cath Chapman and Associate Professor Tim Slade, The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance use at the University of Sydney.


25-minute recording, available on demand.


Parents often receive conflicting information about the best approaches when it comes to teenagers and alcohol. This session dispels a number of myths surrounding the topic, and provides practical tips to parents for preventing alcohol use and reducing alcohol-related harms among teenagers.

The session was initially premiered on the Positive Choice Facebook page as a 2-part video series. It is for parents, carers and others who are looking for information on how to navigate the topic of alcohol with teens. The presenters cover a range of important topics including trends in teenage alcohol use, parental expectations and rule-setting, parental supply of alcohol, and parental role-modelling.


This webinar will provide:

  • Information on how to prevent your teenager from drinking.
  • A review of what the latest research says about the best approaches to prevent long-term harm from alcohol use.
  • Practical tips for speaking to your teenager about alcohol.

Evidence Base

This session was developed by the Positive Choices team in collaboration with Dr Jacqueline Bowden from the SAHMRI Health Policy Centre, and A/Professor Cath Chapman and A/Professor Tim Slade from the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney. It was informed by a review of research evidence on this topic. 

Videos premiered on 12th and 13th October 2020.

Page last reviewed: 26/05/2024

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