ENCOUNTER YOUTH EDUCATION™
ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG EDUCATION
Encounter Youth has been providing our alcohol & other drug education program to students, parents and teachers since 2000. We are the largest provider of school alcohol & other drug education to South Australian secondary students, educating over 22,000 young people, parents and teachers last year.
We aim to alert, inform, and empower young people to bring about safer, more meaningful celebration. We adopt a harm minimisation approach and encourage students to ‘look after themselves and their mates’. Our program aims to reduce and prevent alcohol and other drug-related harm among young people.
Why over 80 schools Chose Us Last Year
Serving Metro & Regional Schools Across South Australia
In addition to the many metro-based schools we serve, we travel to schools all across regional South Australia. We travel north to Leigh Creek, south to Mt Gambier, west to Ceduna and east to Bordertown to ensure that distance is not a barrier to receiving our evidence-based education.
Good News: We’re Here to Help!
Introducing our New Online Learning Platform
Despite the prevailing uncertainty facing many teachers and students, we have good news to share.
Our entire alcohol & other drug education program is now available online via our secure website platform.
Yes, whether your students are attending school or staying at home, you can offer them our engaging education program that is mapped to the Australian Curriculum and the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum.
A Comprehensive Education Program
WHAT'S THE DEAL? As students look forward to their future years at high school, this seminar explores how students can begin to develop the character strengths and strategies to build their resilience and successfully navigate challenging social environments. [Read More]
REGARD THE RISKS With a focus on how celebrations change during the teenage years, we encourage students and supply them with strategies to navigate those changes effectively and to make choices that are right for them. [Read More]
KNOW YOUR LIMITS In a time when developing an identity is everything, we encourage young people to be part of the majority who make positive choices when socialising and celebrating. [Read More]
WHO'S CALLING YOUR SHOTS? The stats, the facts, the risks. This seminar provides the opportunity for young people to consider their own beliefs around drinking and compare these to young people Australia-wide. [Read More]
ALERT NOT ALARMED With a focus on safety when celebrating, this seminar looks at what makes someone more vulnerable and what responsibilities one can take charge of to keep themselves and their mates safe. [Read More]
#ADULTING As Year 12s approach adulthood, we continue to encourage them to make great choices and look after themselves and their mates. This seminar discusses the transition to adulthood and all the new responsibilities that entails. [Read More]
SAFETY AT SCHOOLIES The complete end-of-year celebration guide! Whether students are celebrating at Schoolies Festival™ or out of town, we discuss the law, what to pack, where to stay and how to get there safely. [Read More]
PARENT SEMINARS For parents of young people, the topics of alcohol & other drugs and parties can bring anxiety and fear. Our parent seminars equip parents with evidence-based strategies for talking to their young person about alcohol, legalities and duty-of-care when hosting a party, and preparing for events like Schoolies Festival™. [Read More]
TEACHER SEMINARS This seminar informs teaching staff of the evidence base for many common approaches to drug education. Teachers are equipped with the latest research, trends and resources to support students in their community. [Read More]
Are you a regional school in South Australia? We’ve got some great news for you.
From 2018 to 2020, Encounter Youth is partnering with Variety – the Children’s Charity to offer our alcohol & other drug education program to regional schools in SA without the usual travel fee. This will make alcohol & other drug education more accessible for regional school communities in SA. Find out more here.
What Students & Teachers Are Saying
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Find out More Today!
If you’d like to know more, we have a dedicated page for seminar information, for teachers, for parents and for young people. Simply click on your button of choice below.
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