21st June 2023 - Newcastle University
We are delighted to say that tickets are now on sale for the National Alcohol and Drugs Education Conference 2023!
Book your place now via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e... where you can also find further information about the day.
A limited number of early bird tickets are available.
About the conference
The conference will be a day for professionals to hear from leading experts on the latest research on alcohol and drugs prevention, attend a choice of workshops on evidence-based programmes and receive planning and evaluation advice for effective PSHE.
Keynote speaker: Joy Allen, joint lead for drugs and alcohol for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Conference Chair: Professor Chris Day Vice Chancellor Newcastle University
Confirmed speakers include:
- David Regis, Schools Health Education Unit - Latest trends in teen use and health and wellbeing
- Sally Ingram and Kay Hattam, Directors of Student Health and Wellbeing, Newcastle University- What is needed to prepare sixth formers for transition to college/university
- Kirsty Blenkins, Young People's Programme Manager, Addiction and Inclusion Directorate, Office for Health Inequalities and Disparities - Trends and developments in young people's drug use and Alice Taylor, Senior Digital Product Manager at DHSC responsible for Talk to Frank will talk about online support
- Children's Society - Child Criminal Exploitation: how it works, signs to look out for and how to protect and support children and young people
- Paul North, Director, Volteface and Ashly Fuller, PhD student, UCL - Young people's exposure to drugs on social media - data, risks and how to respond
- Helena Conibear, Founder and CEO of The Alcohol Education Trust- Alcohol and drug education: evidence- based approaches for a variety of settings that deliver behaviour change and improve outcomes for young people
- Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, Founder and Director of The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation - The role of parents and carers in drug education and Fiona's books for parents
- Kath Woods-Townsend, Programme Manager for Lifelab - Vaping: a young people informed approach for schools and youth settings to reducing uptake of vaping, level of vaping and increasing understanding among under 18’s
- Julie McCann, School Improvement Offices, School Improvement Liverpool - PSHE : the successes and the challenges particularly in relation to alcohol education.
Workshops will include:
- Delivering effective alcohol education
- Delivering effective drugs education
- Targeted alcohol education for more vulnerable young people including those with additional learning needs
Who should attend
The National Alcohol & Drugs Education Conference will be beneficial to anyone working in the field of alcohol and drugs with young people, including:
• Primary and secondary school teachers
• PSHE coordinators
• External education providers
• Community practitioners
• Local Authorities
• Public health professionals
• Youth offender teams
• Social workers
• Youth workers
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