Preventing Alcohol Harms


'Understanding the Risks Associated with Underage Drinking for Young People' Project

Funding provided by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) in 2013 saw the Action on Alcohol Flagship Group (AAFG) commission the development of a training resource focused on the risks of underage drinking and a Train the Trainer program.

The ‘Understanding the Risks of Underage Drinking for Young People’ project provided Train the Trainer workshops in the Eastern Metropolitan Region to build the capacity of local government, police and community workers to deliver workshops. This included comprehensive resources explaining the potential risks associated with underage drinking detailing the social, developmental and legal risks of underage alcohol use.

Eighty-one individuals are now trained across the region including police, health, welfare, local government, education/research, and community members with 14 presentations delivered.

Organisations involved: Access Health & Community , Boroondara City Council, Carrington Health, Dalgarno Institute, EACH Social and Community Health, Knox City Council, Link Health & Community , Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, Monash City Council, Whitehorse City Council, Yarra Ranges City Council.

Contact: David Towl, Access Health & Community