Week 6 Drugs Awareness Parental Engagement Project
Session Outline • In today's session you will learn: • What are drugs? • The effects of drugs • How you can help your child
Definitions • Drugs: refers to all substances including alcohol and tobacco as well as illegal drugs • Youth: a general term that refers to young people of all pre-adult years • Teenager: refers to the age range of 12 – 19 years. • Parents: traditional parents, single parents, guardians and other primary caregivers to the child. • Family: the immediate and extended family of a child.
Drug Prevention Drug prevention means: efforts to help avoid the illegal, inappropriate, unhealthy, harmful use of drugs.
Can you name me some drugs? Group exercise
Drugs can harm teenagers in many ways: • Can cause poor judgement • Bad behaviour • Damage their growing body and brain • addiction
How are drugs dangerous? • Damage to brain and learning • Social problems- behaviour with family • Increased risk of mental illness
VIDEO Activity • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH8qtxFEyXY • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV97r8AXV0k&feature=related