Online parent session with Paul Dillon

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Make sure to check your emails this week for a link to our upcoming online parent session with guest speaker Paul Dillon. He will be speaking on “Teenagers, alcohol and other drugs in 2020: What’s happening, what’s out there and how much influence do parents really have?

The session will be held online on Monday 7 September via Zoom and all parents will receive an access link via email this week.


Parent session details


Monday, 7 September 2020 at 7:30pm

Access code:

Available on Zoom - Will be communicated closer to the event via SMS and email

About Paul Dillon:    

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for more than 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many agencies and organisations across the country to give regular updates on current drug trends within the community. He continues to work with many school communities across the country to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.

He has worked extensively with a range of sporting organisations including the Australian Cricketers Association, the Rugby Union Players Association and the Football Federation of Australia to provide training workshops to elite athletes on a range of alcohol and other drug issues. In 2009 his best-selling book for parents was published titled ‘Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs‘ and has since been released internationally, being translated into a number of languages. With a broad knowledge of a range of content areas, Paul regularly provides media comment and is regarded as a key social commentator in Australia, appearing on a wide range of television programs including Sunrise, TODAY and The Project discussing topical issues.  Paul also had a regular spot on a national radio program on Triple J for seven years where he dealt with current youth drug issues. Paul also has a blog where he discusses topical issues of the day, as well as addressing some of the questions and queries he is regularly asked by those attending his presentations.

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If you would like to learn more about this topic, please access these resources provided by Paul Dillon as well as Fact Sheets on the topic.


Save the date

Our next parent session with Maggie Dent will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 14 October.

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