Talking Drugs (Schools) Years 7-12

This hands-on workshop is for those educators working with Year 7 to Year 12 students and provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • Explore a resilience approach to alcohol and other drug education with a focus on illicit drugs including methamphetamine and emerging psychoactive substances.

  • unpack SDERA’s Challenges and Choices teacher resources and assessment tasks for Year 7 to 9, and the new online resource, Drug Talk for Year 10 to 12 students, and consider how these can be used to implement a resilience-based approach to drug education;

  • explore drug types and their impacts and possible consequences;

  • clarify the ‘real picture’ of illicit drug use supported by data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey;

  • participate in teaching strategies that will assist in classroom management and develop students’ social and emotional skills;

  • consolidate the need for and benefits of prevention education supported by empathetic interaction, alongside structured intervention and support.

Participant Requirements

  1. Participants should have an understanding of the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline.

  2. Each participant will be required to implement a minimum of 2 lessons/activities following the workshop in the classroom. Upon confirmation of implementation the participant will receive one free teaching resource of their choice (Challenges & Choices). Participants will be contacted post workshop to confirm and discuss their lesson implementation. Additional support is available if required. 

Although professional learning workshops such as these are provided at no cost to teachers and schools, there is a cost incurred by the Department of Education per participant to run the event. If you are unable to attend, please ensure to withdraw your registration to allow others to attend. 


For further information on Talking Drugs (Schools) please contact the Road Safety and Drug Education branch on (08) 9402 6415 or email:

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