Saint Ignatius College Geelong

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    Drugs101 Parent Q&A

    Article by Mr Michael Timms

    Drugs 101 Parent Forum Q & A

    On Wednesday 27 March, Saint Ignatius College held a Q and A Parent Drug Information evening. The College worked in conjunction with Eileen Berry, the Editor and Founder of the 101 Parent Guides. The panel for the night consisted of health and emergency service experts within our local community.

    These included:

    Keith Gregory

    Community Development Coordinator, Geelong Football Club

    Emma Harry

    Therapeutic Practitioner, Clinical Services, Mackillop Family Services

    Shane Connolly

    Sergeant, Bellarine Police Station

    Tim Howes

    MICA Paramedic Single Responder, Greater Geelong / Sth West

    Sharyn Smith 

    Drug and Alcohol Consultant, Barwon Child, Youth and Family Services

    The Information Session was held in conjunction with the release of the updated SICG Drugs and Alcohol Policy and each individual that attended received a copy of the policy and the Drugs 101 Parent Guide.

    A highlight of the evening was a speech made by our College Wellbeing Captain, Nikita Page, who addressed the audience on the challenges that are faced by young people today in relation to drugs and alcohol. 

    The evening provided in depth conversations, advice for parents / guardians and the opportunity to ask these professionals any questions that would help support and assist in their child’s upbringing. We hope that this forum is the beginning of ongoing conversations about the dangers and risks associated with drugs and alcohol. 

    Michael Timms  Deputy Principal [Students]

     

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