Webinar Series: Understanding and addressing adolescent alcohol harm

This free webinar series, hosted by Alcohol Healthwatch and the Adolescent Health Research Group, will present new findings from the Youth2000 adolescent health survey. Leading experts will discuss what the findings mean for policy and community action to reduce alcohol harm among young people. We warmly invite policy makers, community leaders, youth workers and anyone with an interest in this important kaupapa to attend.

Registration for all the webinars is here:
https://events.otago.ac.nz/aaah-webinar-2022/registration

A flyer is available here.

This webinar series has been made possible with funding from the nib foundation and Te Hiringa Hauora / The Health Promotion Agency. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be made available at https://www.youth19.ac.nz/

Register for webinars here

Webinar 1 – Understanding and addressing adolescent alcohol harm: Overview
Date: Tuesday 27 September 2022
Time: 12pm–1pm

In the first webinar we will provide an overview of findings about alcohol use and harm in the overall secondary school student population. We will present alcohol use trends, risk and protective factors for higher-risk drinking, and experiences of alcohol harm as reported by young people. The expert panel will consider what the findings mean for policy and community action to reduce alcohol harm. What can we do to make a difference?

Presenters and panellists

Dr Jude Ball
Jude is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Otago (Wellington) and a member of the Adolescent Health Research Group (the team behind the Youth 2000 surveys) and has published extensively on adolescent substance use trends. She co-leads this work with Nicki Jackson and will present an overview of key findings.

Dr Nicki Jackson
Nicki is the Executive Director of Alcohol Healthwatch, and co-leader of this project on addressing alcohol harm in adolescents. She has an extensive background in health promotion, research and advocacy, and will discuss implications of the findings for proposed policy changes at the national level.

Professor Sue Crengle 
Sue (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) is a senior Māori researcher, a practising GP, and a Public Health Physician. She is a longstanding member of the Adolescent Health Research Group, with a focus on health equity. She will bring an equity lens to the discussion about findings and implications.

Ben Birks Ang
Ben is the Deputy Executive Director of the NZ Drug Foundation. Ben and his team lead projects such as Tūturu, that bring different sectors together to improve wellbeing and reduce harm from alcohol and other drugs. He will bring his expertise in school-based and community-based action to the discussion about how adolescent alcohol harm can be reduced.

Webinar 2 – Understanding and addressing alcohol harm in rangatahi Māori
Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time: 12pm–1pm

Webinar 3 – Understanding and addressing alcohol harm in Rainbow adolescents
Date: Thursday 24 November 2022
Time: 12pm–1pm

Webinar 4 – Understanding and addressing alcohol harm in Pasifika adolescents
Date: Thursday 23 February 2023
Time: 12pm–1pm

Register here to receive more details when they are available:
https://events.otago.ac.nz/aaah-webinar-2022/registration

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