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Week 6 Drugs Awareness

Week 6 Drugs Awareness

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Week 6 Drugs Awareness

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  1. Week 6 Drugs Awareness Parental Engagement Project

  2. Session Outline • In today's session you will learn: • What are drugs? • The effects of drugs • How you can help your child

  3. 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.

  4. Drug Prevention Drug prevention means: efforts to help avoid the illegal, inappropriate, unhealthy, harmful use of drugs.

  5. Young people use more drugs

  6. Can you name me some drugs? Group exercise

  7. Drugs can harm teenagers in many ways: • Can cause poor judgement • Bad behaviour • Damage their growing body and brain • addiction

  8. How are drugs dangerous? • Damage to brain and learning • Social problems- behaviour with family • Increased risk of mental illness

  9. How can you help?

  10. VIDEO Activity • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH8qtxFEyXY • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV97r8AXV0k&feature=related

  11. Any questions?