This resource has been designed to be used by professionals to educate parents or carers who want to know more about alcohol and young people (up to age 16).
It can also be used to support parents and carers who are having alcohol-related problems with their young people. It can be used with groups of parents and carers or it can be adapted for use with individuals. The toolkit gives parents the facts about alcohol and the way many young people use it today. It will also enable parents to develop the skills to respond effectively to young people and their alcohol use.
The resource has been developed by HIT in partnership with local health and community practitioners, voluntary workers and parents. The resource consists of a ring binder containing all training materials and an accompanying CD-ROM.
The learning activities are separated into five sections. Each learning activity has a standard format whereby the learning outcomes are outlined, and a step-by-step description of how to carry out the activity is explained.