Dr. Lexine Stapinski presents on Strong & Deadly Futures. A culturally-inclusive program to prevent harm from alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
This webinar is for school staff and parents who are interested in learning about effective alcohol and other drug prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth. The webinar will provide an overview of the Strong & Deadly Futures program, which was developed in partnership with schools, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and leading experts in Aboriginal health and wellbeing promotion.
Computerized prevention programs delivered in secondary schools have been found to be effective for non-Indigenous students in Australia and internationally. These approaches hold promise for Aboriginal youth given their high rates of technology use and the potential for wide reach and sustainability. The Strong & Deadly Futures program is a computerised wellbeing and alcohol and other drug prevention program that was developed to be culturally-inclusive and incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural strengths. This webinar will overview the program and development process, and provide information for schools and communities about how to get involved, access the program and give feedback to inform the next phase of development.