An information-packed evening with Sonya Karras16/05/2022
We were very pleased with the interest in the Parent Forum ‘A Whole New World’ led by Sonya Karras on Monday 16 May. With over seventy parents and carers attending, this affirmed our joint commitment to the welfare of young people.
Sonya presented practical, up-to-date information about ways parents and carers can be involved in making sure their children party safely, vaping and e-cigarettes and more…
We also thank Steph and Valerie from Bendigo Community Health Services for attending, continuing our partnership promoting the health of CMC students across the College.
Below are a range of resources on vaping, alcohol and safe partying, for those who want to find out more about the topics covered during the evening.
You can follow Sonya on Instagram @sonyakarras and Sonya has generously provided her email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quit website - E-cigarettes and the law
Quit fact sheet (PDF) - E-cigarette fact sheet for parents and teachers
Australian Lung Foundation website - E-cigarettes and vaping ‘For Parents’
Australian Lung Foundation (PDF) - Vaping and Young People - Parents and Carers Fact Sheet
Alcohol and Drugs
Better Health Channel (Vic Govt.) website - Alcohol and the law
Alcohol and Drug Foundation: information and support for parents and carers
Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS): Drug and alcohol outreach support
Safe Partying and Schoolies
Youth Central website - ‘How to have a safe party’
Youth Central website - ‘Parties - what to do if something goes wrong’
Better Health Channel (Vic Govt.) website - Drink spiking
Victoria Police Party Safe Booklet (16 pages)
Victoria Police Party Safe program (2 pages)
Red Frogs: Schoolies - tips for parents and carers
Common legal issues for young people
Victoria Legal Aid - Am I old enough? Booklet (92pp)