This resource has been commissioned by New South Wales (NSW) Health to provide information about the family’s role in preventing alcohol-related harm in young people. The resource is designed to inform the practice of drug and alcohol workers, mental health workers, outreach workers, psychologists, counsellors, health promotion and prevention project managers/officers, social workers, special population workers and Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) project officers.
The resource includes both information and practical tips. The two objectives of this resource are:
- to improve workers’ understanding of the current research-based findings about how families, in particular parents, can prevent alcohol-related harm among young people; and
- to provide ‘best practice’ examples of effective actions, programs and strategies that can be used in professional practice to enhance services to families.