Drug Prevention Seminar

Child Health and Development Seminar

“Drug Prevention Programs for Young People – What Works?”

Wednesday 12 August 2015 from 2.30pm - 3.30pm - Seminar Room 1.48 - Red 9 Building - Charles Darwin University

 Keynote Speaker: Professor Richard Midford

Substance misuse by young people continues to be a major concern in the
Northern Territory. Alcohol consumption rates are the highest in the country and
contribute substantially to the Territory’s very high incarceration rates. Tobacco,
marijuana and ice are also responsible for violence and social disruption both in
remote communities and in towns and cities. Professor Midford will suggest that
we need to shift our focus from trying to stop substance use by young people to
giving them the skills to make better decisions that reduce harm to themselves
and others.

 About the Child Health and Development series

The Menzies Centre for Child Development and Education is pleased to present
a series of seminars on issues of relevance to the development and well-being
of children and adolescents in the Northern Territory and beyond.
These seminars are relevant for practice in many fields including early
childhood, health, schools and child protection. The seminar format will allow
ample time for discussion.


To assist us with seating and catering, please advise Graham Ring at:
graham.ring@menzies.edu.au of your intention to attend this forum.