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Youth and Substance Abuse: Panel discussion and booklaunch
Wed. 10 May 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Panel discussion and booklaunch
While most young people will experiment with alcohol and other drugs, only a small percentage of this population will ever develop a drug problem. However, those who do develop substance abuse issues are more likely to be involved in crime, experience homelessness and have had contact with the child protection system. They also have higher rates of past sexual abuse, self-injury, and disconnection from school.
Understanding how these factors relate is essential for effective policy and intervention.
Following Liana’s keynote, there will be a panel discussion with questions invited from the audience. The panel will include:
- Kathryn Daley – Lecturer in Policy, Practice and Social Innovation, and Researcher in the Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University. Author of Youth and Substance Abuse.
- Ipsita Wright – Director of Services, Youth Support + Advocacy Service
- Tara Schultz – Research participant, Policy Student
The panel discussion will be followed by the launch of Kathryn Daley’s new book, Youth and Substance Abuse, which draws on in-depth interviews with 61 young people involved in drug treatment services to unravel the links between disadvantage, drug use and crime, and offers pragmatic policy and program solutions.