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Resource Overview

Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)

Origin

Australian

Cost

Free

Content Especially Suited For

Girls

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

When Girls and Women Sniff

When Girls and Women Sniff

Available

Year: Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Targeted Drugs:

Developers

Menzies School of Health Research and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Summary

With some topics being strictly women’s business, this flipchart has information specifically for females. This resource provides information on the effects of sniffing on unborn children and potential dangers females can be exposed to when they sniff, such as violence and the effects on their family, community and personal relationships. This flipchart includes mature content, such as talking about sexual assault, sexually transmitted infections and death.

Other resources in this series include:

Benefits

  • Increased knowledge of the effect of inhalants on the brain and body.
  • Increased knowledge of how inhalants can affect relationships.

Evidence Base

Expert Review*:
When Girls and Women Sniff provides a brief overview of how inhalants affect the brain as well as the repercussions for family, self, culture and community in a simple and engaging way. The flipchart was developed by the Menzies School of Health Research and touches on components of the Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum, including social influences, social consequences, and support-seeking. 

*Review produced by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.