29 Mar 2021

Monday 29 March 2021

Parents are invited to attend an online seminar by Paul Dillon, Director and founder of Drug and Alcohol Research Training Australia (DARTA).

Date: Monday 29 March
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Online Seminar

Paul Dillon, Director and founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA), is passionate about ensuring that the community has access to accurate and up-to-date alcohol and other drug information. We are now offering parents a LIVE online session with Paul where he is going to talking teens, alcohol, other drugs and all the things parents need to know in a post-COVID-19 world.

Presentation Outline:

Teens and socialising - impact of COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions

  • how teens have 'adapted' but two issues that resulted
  • parental role modelling – drinking alcohol in isolation
  • particular impact on Class of 2020

What happens next? As restrictions are 'rolled back', how should parents respond?

  • possible shift to 'YOLO' response from young people
  • changes to alcohol and other drug use by teens since COVID
  • teen parties and alcohol - acknowledge teens' need to socialise but also maintain rules and boundaries to ensure their safety

Tips for parents to ensure their child's safety post-COVID-19

To register your attendance, please RSVP via Eventbrite below:

Please note that you will be required to create an Eventbrite account to access your webinar link.


About Paul:

Paul has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years.

Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA), he has been contracted by many organisations to give regular updates on current drug trends.

He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education. In 2009 his best-selling book for parents was released titled, Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs.

With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly appears in the media and is regarded as a key social commentator with interviews on television programmes such as Sunrise, TODAY and The Project.

Paul also writes a blog where he discusses topical issues of the day, as well as addressing some of the questions and queries he is regularly asked by those attending his presentations.