What is the Australian government doing to support school drug education?
The Australian Government has produced a range of school drug education resources that support implementation at a school level. These resources were distributed to all Victorian schools upon their release.
What is alcohol and other drug education?
The Department of Education and Training has developed alcohol and other drug education programs for children in primary and secondary school. Adult alcohol and other drug education programs promote responsible drinking behaviour and teach people about the risks of certain drugs.
What is the drug education project?
The Drug Education Project utilizes a number of strategies to engage with young people, including videos, games, evaluating risk in scenarios, sharing of experiences and there is always time to answer individual questions. To consolidate the learning from our seminars we also provide a number of follow up classroom activities.
What is the model for drug education in Victoria?
The model for drug education in Victoria is based on a whole school approach that utilises research and evidence based practice, effective pedagogy and encourages a positive school climate and strong partnerships. Schools that are approaching drug education in a broadly defined curriculum appear to be making a greater impact on students.
What is the Victorian Department of Education and training doing to prevent drugs?
The Victorian Department of Education and Training has developed age-appropriate programs (such as the Get Ready program ) for children in primary and secondary school. The Department of Health’s Positive Choices website is an online portal that helps school communities access accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs.
How much of Australia’s drug budget is spent on prevention?
In 2009–10 the Drug Policy Modelling Program estimated that of the Australian government’s $1.7bn illicit drugs budget, 64% was spent on law enforcement, 22% on treatment, 9.7% on prevention, and 2.2% on harm reduction. But the survey results released on Thursday show that voters would allocate the budget differently.