Seminar: Parenting and adolescent alcohol misuse

Posted on: Monday, 12 September 2011

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre is pleased to announce Dr Marie Yap as our presenter for Talking Point’s  September Seminar.

A WEB-BASED PARENTING INTERVENTION TO PREVENT ALCOHOL MISUSE IN ADOLESCENTS: DEVELOPMENT AND PRELIMINARY OUTCOMES

Dr Marie Yap, Research Fellow and Psychologist, Orygen youth Health Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

Dr Marie Yap is a research fellow and psychologist at Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, the University of Melbourne. She is the lead investigator on the Parenting Strategies program, which is a web-based parenting resource for the prevention of mental disorders in young people. This program currently provides parenting resources for the prevention of adolescent alcohol misuse. Plans are underway to expand the program to cover prevention of adolescent depression and anxiety disorders, childhood depression and anxiety disorders, and adolescent eating disorders.

www.parentingstrategies.net is an international first web-based parenting program to prevent adolescent alcohol misuse, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. In this presentation, I will outline the various stages of its development to-date, present some preliminary evaluation outcomes of the program, and briefly discuss future plans.

Please join us for this free seminar at Turning Point on:

Wednesday 14th of September
1-2 pm
54 - 62 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
All welcome, bookings essential due to limited seating. Please ring 8413 8413 or email info@turningpoint.org.au to register your interest.