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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Given the alcohol milieu in N.T., it is likely that the proportion of school children suffering from the effects of parental problem drinking is high. It is therefore necessary that all teachers receive adequate training in alcohol education as well as the recognition and/or referral of children of dependent parent/s to support services within the school. In addition, there is a need for training in classroom management strategies which will enhance the self esteem and personal responsibility of all students. Professional education & training Although various workshops/seminars are available throughout the year to assist professionals in the recognition, management, and referral of people with alcohol related problems, there is no award program available at the N.T.U. which will ensure even a basic level of competency in the recognition, management and/or referral of these people. Recommendations That the N.T. Government be requested to: 1. fund a series of advertisments to promote community awareness of: a) high risk drinking behaviour; b) problem drinking indicators; c) alcohol related brain damage indicators; 43

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