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Last updated: 14 November 2017 10:27 PM
Drug proofing your kids
From time to time we run a course called “How To Drug Proof Your Kids” (DPYK for short) which is aimed at parents and grandparents to enable them to understand the problems young people today face and from an early age.
Here is a taster from the DPYK website:
Research clearly shows that the most influential ways to steer children and young people away from harmful alcohol and drug use is a healthy family environment. Where parents and their children have deep and loving relationships, with lots of meaningful communication, it can reduce the risks for their children.
Can I ‘drug proof’ my kids?
If you mean, "Can I stop my child from trying tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs?", the answer is NO.
But if you mean, "Is there any way I can influence the choices my child makes?", the answer is YES.
DPYK concentrates on the important role a parent, or significant caregiver, can play in reducing the risk of harmful drug use. It also gives the skills and knowledge that will help children to make good choices.
With an emphasis on prevention DPYK is designed to give you a realistic overview of drug use in society and its related harm
Provide you with an understanding of protective factors and the role they play in helping to steer your children and young people clear of harmful alcohol, and other drug use
Help you strengthen your influence in areas such as wellbeing and communication, and learn how to respond to issues such as alcohol use
Equip you with skills and plans that will influence your children’s choices
Show how your own beliefs, attitudes and behaviours about alcohol and other drugs can influence your children
Provide you with a sense of community-
How well do you know your children?
Try this quiz to see if you are right!