We care about the health and wellbeing of young people. We are here to help young people make safer choices on the road and in alcohol and other drug related situations. We do this by equipping educators and parents with the information and tools they need to develop resilience in young people with the aim of keeping them safer.
Since 1997 we have been supporting schools, early learning centres and community agencies across WA with:
- free professional development and payment towards staff relief
- classroom-ready resources mapped to the WA curriculum
- assistance in the development of policies, guidelines and education programs in resilience, drug and road safety
- funding and support toward a whole-school approach
- statewide consultancy
- parent education seminars.
Our services and programs are evidence-based or evidence-informed. Everything we do is supported by best practice research.
Schools using SDERA’s services can be confident in knowing they are using the State Government’s primary strategy for road safety and drug education.
SDERA’s services, programs and resources are developed in consultation with the Department of Education WA, Catholic Education Western Australia and the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.
SDERA is proudly funded by the Department of Education WA, the Mental Health Commission and the Road Safety Commission via the Road Trauma Trust Account.
“To educate young people to make safer choices for their health and wellbeing, and the prevention of road related injuries and harms from drug use.”
“Drug and road safety education for every young person in WA.”