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Belvedere PA Host a Talk on Drug Awareness

Belvedere PA Host a Talk on Drug Awareness

Took place 5/2/20

Speaker: Garda Greg McGovern, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Store Street, Garda Station

The Parents’ Association (PA) hosted their first talk of 2020 on Wednesday, 5th February. Garda Greg McGovern very kindly gave of his time to present the talk.

There was great attendance from Elements all the way up to Rhetoric parents. Greg started off by giving a presentation detailing the various types of drugs, along with their makeup, origins, side effects and the physical signs of using them.

There was a huge amount of information on the night with the overriding theme being the importance of communication between parents and their sons, which includes checking in with them regularly to make sure that they are okay. Greg also spoke about the need for positive role models in our children’s lives, be it a sports coach, parent, relation, teacher, etc. There were many questions on the night with frank and open discussion.

Should you require further information, help can be accessed at:

 An Garda Síochána Drugs Awareness fact sheet. https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/Drug-Awareness-Advice-to-Parents-Guardians.pdf
www.spunout.ie (see health)
 HSE - “Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide”
 HRB National Drugs Library on Health Research Board website. www.hrb.ie
 Page 27 of the Student Journal (parents are asked at the beginning of the school year to read and sign the code of behaviour)
Belvedere Parents Handbook specifically page 35 to 36
SPHE modules on the Belvedere website. Topics covered include alcohol and substance abuse
Belvedere Parent Resources – Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s Guide
www.askaboutalcohol.ie
 Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme (DAP) 01 8360 911 www.crosscare.ie/drug-alcohol-counselling
 Teenline 1800 833 634 www.teenline.ie
 Childline 1800 666 666 www.childline.ie
 Yourmentalhealth www.yourmentalhealth.ie
 Parent Line 1890 927 277 www.parentline.ie
 No Name Club www.nonameclub.ie

Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event and to all for attending. A special word of thanks to Garda McGovern.

-Belvedere Parents' Association

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