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. The discussion of party fights, relationships and getting home from a party seeks to alert, inform and
empower young people to own the choices and responsibilities they have and to
encourage young people in the development of their social responsibility within
The stats, the facts, the risks. This seminar provides the opportunity for young people to consider their own expectations and beliefs around drinking choices and compare these to the choices of young people Australia-wide. Through a range of interactive activities, young people are able to process the realities of alcohol use and its part in their lives, as well as the role of peer pressure, community and cultural influences. Young people are informed with the latest research on alcohol use and adolescent brain development with brief consideration to illicit drug use and how they can assist a person affected by alcohol and/or other drugs.
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 with their mates. We begin a conversation
about why young people are generally riskier beings, the positive and negative
risky situations they may face (e.g. peer pressure, underage drinking, drug use)
and discuss key strategies to prevent or deal with those situations.
Encounter Youth facilitates an interactive discussion
between parents, grandparents and guardians about considerations when hosting a
party. Together we compare plans for a 13th versus a 16th or 18th and provide
key hints and tips of how to protect your young person, their mates and your
home. A key aspect of the seminar is discussing alcohol as part of young
people’s celebrations and the legal information to know as a supervisor. We
encourage parents, grandparents and guardians with conversation starters about
parties and alcohol with their young person.
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