Useful parenting resources
Useful parenting resources
More resources, particularly those for parents and young people, are included in the Parenting program downloads section.
Alcohol and young people
- Alcohol – ADF
- Drugs, alcohol and the impact (YSAS)
- Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Australia – AIHW
- Preventing and delaying alcohol and other drug uptake by young people (research paper)
- Preventing or delaying young people using alcohol and drugs
- Prevention strategies
Evidence-based parenting programs
Parents of 0-12-year-olds:
Parents of 12-18-year-olds:
- ADF parenting position paper
- The Other Talk
- Parents as role models
- Talking to young people
- Talking to a young person about alcohol and other drugs
- Parents: Looking after yourself
- Raising children as a team
- Media influence on teenagers
Ways of working
- Working with community partners
- Community Consultation
- Developing a Community Action Plan
- Measuring your success
- Evaluation resource
- Stigma resource
Working in different settings
- ADF Drug education in schools position paper (PDF)
- Our Futures
- School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP)
- School Drug Education and Road Aware
- Positive Choices
- Achievement Program – Healthy Schools
- Young members set to reap lifelong rewards as sporting clubs re-open (Insights piece on sport/sporting clubs as a protective factor against AOD use)
- The Art of Community Alcohol Management: What Local Government can do to prevent and minimise alcohol related harm
Working with different populations
Mental health services
24-hour telephone crisis counselling service.
Phone: 13 11 14
A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and
Phone: 1300 364 277
A confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Provides support for: people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence and their friends, families, and support workers/professionals.
Phone 1800 737 732
Phone line counselling, information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters.
Phone: 1300 22 46 36
AOD and mental health support services
Connecting community members with AOD, mental health and other support services.
If you find yourself in a conversation with a participant who might benefit from professional assistance, you can refer them onto one of the following services:
Alcohol and Drug Foundation
DrugInfo Advice Line: ADF provides reliable information and advice about alcohol and other drugs, including how you can best support yourself or someone you’re concerned about.
Phone: 1300 85 85 84
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline (ADIS)
Phone: 1800 250 015 - automatically redirects the caller to the ADIS in the state or territory you are calling from.
Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs, you can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, counselling and referral to services in your state or territory.
Family Drug Help
Program that provides practical help, information and support to families and friends impacted by someone’s drug and alcohol use.
Phone: 1300 660 068
Family Drug Support
Provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
Phone: 1300 368 186
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation for 12-25-year-olds. It helps young people who are going through a tough time.
Phone: 1800 650 890
Kids Helpline is a free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Phone: 1800 55 1800