Drug Education Programme for Parents

To Provide participants with an opportunity to update information on drugs and their effects. Explore attitudes and decisions related to substance misuse. Develop a family focused drug prevention strategy.

Contact Details

Organisation: Community Awareness of Drugs
Contact name(s): Bernie McDonnell
Address: 16 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Telephone: 01 8783656
Mobile: 087 2464995
Email: info@cadaboutdrugs.ie
Website: www.cadaboutdrugs.ie

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents in general
Theme/subject matter: Drugs-misuse/prevention
Method of delivery: Group work
Programme aims: To: Provide participants with an opportunity to update information on drugs and their effects. Explore attitudes and decisions related to substance misuse. Develop a family focused drug prevention strategy.
Resources used: The CAD Family Focus Programme materials incorporating John Sharry's Nine Steps for Getting Along with Teenagers and the Search Institutes Assets Approach. The drug related material in the course is from a broad cross section of professionals working in the sector including our principal mentor Dr. Des Corrigan, Government and EU Drugs Consultant.

About the Facilitator

Name: Bernie McDonnell
Qualifications: MSc in Drug & Alcohol Policy (2002).
Experience: Over 30 years working in the Drug Prevention Sector with Community Awareness of Drugs.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
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Number of sessions: 6
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 - 2.5 hours
When is the programme held? Mornings, Evenings, Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Parents express an interest in attneding, usually with a Home School Liaison person.
Total cost incl. materials: In the vast majority of cases there is no cost to the participant as it is sponsored by the school or community. Rarely parents may be asked for €20 - €25 per head for six sessions.