YAP Parents

Jewish community gathers steam on youth alcohol issues

In March we reported that the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) launched their Youth Alcohol Project Facebook page, which aimed to foster discussion and highlight international research on youth drinking patterns and local behaviour.

The JCCV have built on that momentum by holding a parent networking evening focused on issues around youth drinking. The workshop discussed what a parent might do if they discovered their child was hosting or heading to a party where alcohol would be present, and touched on how prevalent alcohol use actually is among young people – and some of the harms that can result.

It’s great to see harm from alcohol being recognised as an issue that all Australians need to face head-on, regardless of which ethnic or religious community they belong to. We wish the JCCV all the best in their continuing efforts grow their Youth Alcohol Project and build a stronger community.