DARTA is regularly contracted by school communities from across the country to deliver presentations on a range of alcohol and other drug issues.

To ensure best practice is followed, DARTA will not present to just students. Instead, presentations must be provided across the school community targeting the following three groups to ensure that all receive the same information:

Students (Year 10s and above) Teachers Parents

All DARTA workshops are aligned with the new Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum, with a series of sequential school presentations developed for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. It is recommended that the three sessions are delivered over the final three years of a student’s school career.

Teacher presentations can be tailored to suit the audience and the time available. Sessions can be delivered during ‘pupil-free days’ and last for a number of hours or be provided during a staff meeting.

Parents are vital partners in school-based drug education programs and essential if a whole-school approach is to be adopted. DARTA presentations can be tailored to the school’s needs and cover a range of issues, as well as promote the partnership between home and the classroom in the reinforcement of drug education.

To assist schools, information has been provided to assist in the preparation for, and promotion of a visit by DARTA. A range of materials and resources to support the presentations are also available. These can be found below under “Getting Prepared” and “Supporting Materials.”

Looking for information or support services on alcohol or drugs?

If you or a friend or family member needs assistance in this area, Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS) are available in every state and territory. Each of these are each staffed by trained professionals who can help with your query and provide confidential advice or refer you to an appropriate service in your area.

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