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Teens, Alcohol and Devices. Get the heads Up.

Teens, Alcohol and Devices. Get the heads Up.

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  • Tue 10 Sep, 7:00pm – 9:15pm


Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka


All Ages

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  • General Admission: $10.25

Peer pressure – we all experience it, but what is our answer to this pressure?

What can parents and caregivers do to support teens as they grow up? How can the community support families navigating these important teenage years?
Building on previous sessions, the Wanaka Alcohol Group are excited to host an evening with Dr. Damian Scarf, senior lecturer from the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago, alongside local social support groups, will explore the latest research on:

•The challenges of peer pressure, self-esteem, social media, and alcohol/other drugs.
•Health risks and social implications including youth brain development.
•Practical parenting tips and the importance of communication.
•How does this relate to our community?

“My talk will focus on both the benefits and risks, and also highlight some of the emerging data on the role parents and brain development play in these processes”, says Dr. Damian Scarf.

This will be an opportunity to listen, to contribute and to connect with other parents – it’s important to know we are not alone!

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