Resources

A range of evidence-based drug and road safety education resources are available for schools and early childhood services to deliver age-appropriate content and key resilience, health and safety messages. For resource enquiries, please contact your regional consultant or for metropolitan schools, please email us. 

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Smart Steps (children up to 8 years of age)

This comprehensive road safety program for educators, parents and carers of 0 – 8 year old children is delivered in two components:
1) as a professional learning seminar for early childhood educators
2) as a suite of resources for educators, parents and carers, and children.
Visit the Smart Steps resources page to access the Smart Steps Presenter's Kit, storybooks, colouring in sheets and Izzy online game.

Challenges and Choices (Kindergarten to Year 9)

Challenges and Choices provides learning activities that help teachers deliver contemporary, age-appropriate resilience, drug education and road safety programs. Practical examples of how teachers and families can promote the learning of personal and social skills (such as helpful thinking, positive attitudes, recognising and managing emotional responses, seeking help, and making friends) in children are also provided.

Wraparound (All ages)

Wraparound is an early intervention program for school staff. When concerns exist around student alcohol and other drug use, Wraparound  can assist staff to engage and support students more effectively and as relevant to their role in the school. 

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Keys4Life (Year 10 to 12)

Keys4Life is an evidence-based, comprehensive pre-driver education program for school staff working with students in Year 10 to 12 across Western Australia. The content focuses on safe driving, the benefits of supervised driving practice, getting a driver’s licence, and how to become a safe, tolerant, and compliant driver.


Drug Talk: Body. Mind. Future. (Year 10 to 12)

Drug Talk is a meth/amphetamine and other drugs education program for Year 10–12 students, educators and parents. This innovative online program supports students to build their knowledge and resilience, empowering them to make healthy, informed decisions for their own and others’ safety and wellbeing, now and into the future.

   

Whole school approach resources

These resources support the implementation of whole school approaches to resilience, alcohol and other drug and road safety education. These are based on best practice research such as the Health Promoting Schools Framework.

These resources include a range of easy-to-use tools and templates, sample action plans, whole school alcohol and other drug education plans and procedures to manage drug use incidents. Schools can download the documents straight from the resources or can adapt them to suit their school context and needs.

 

Getting it Together: A whole school approach to drug education includes a range of easy-to-use tools and templates, sample action plans, drug education guidelines - including procedures for incident management and intervention support - and other information that will support a whole school approach.

   

Getting it Together: A whole school approach to road safety education includes a range of easy-to-use tools and templates, sample action plans, road safety education guidelines, and other information that will support a whole school approach.

The resource includes the following planning tools and templates, a CD-Rom and poster, and is supported with professional learning.

CHAT resources provide information, templates, action plans and other support materials that will assist schools who are implementing a whole school approach in resilience, drug and road safety education.

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Road map: A road safety directory for schools and communities is a directory that has helpful information, a guide to road safety education resources, and contact details for services and organisations across Western Australia who can support and assist with school road safety education programs and initiatives.

The Students Driving to School guide can assist schools to develop a management plan for student drivers and their passengers, and also create a culture of safety, respect and responsibility in relation to student drivers.

The 12 Principles for School Drug Education are based on current theory and research and provide a best practice, evidence-based guide to understanding what can be included in school drug education programs and how they can be delivered to ensure a comprehensive approach.

They illustrate a multi-layered approach and provide a framework of core concepts and values to support effective drug education practice. As such, the Principles can be used to guide the planning, implementation and review of drug education programs, guidelines and practices in school communities. 

Principles for School Road Safety Education: A Research Summary is an evidence-based set of 16 principles about a best practice approach to road safety education in schools. Collectively, the principles provide a framework to help staff select, deliver and review effective road safety programs for schools.  They were developed in 2009 by SDERA following research that included a literature review and national consultation process and are currently referred to by Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions.

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