Drug education is a crucial component in improving the wellbeing and learning outcomes of students. School, parent and community involvement in drug education enhances the wellbeing for all students by giving them the means of dealing with the use of drugs in society. The philosophy underpinning drug education in Victorian government schools is a harm minimisation approach.
The school assists this process by developing relevant and engaging drug education related curriculum, programs and resources and by ensuring that the response to drug-related incidents is timely.
Parent support organisations
Parent drug education facilitators
Parent drug information sessions can be facilitated by using trained Parent Drug Education Facilitators on a fee-for-service basis by contacting them directly:
Vietnamese Welfare Resource Centre
Telephone: (03) 9376 4646
Mobile: 0419 008 056
Loddon Mallee - Bendigo
Telephone: (03) 54421017
Mobile: 0428 511 886
Parent information - In first language
Bilingual Parent Drug Education Facilitators are available on a fee-for-service basis to provide drug information to parents in 10 languages.
The bilingual facilitators have been trained by the Department to assist schools to engage parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in discussions about drug issues.
Ms Amal Diab
Mobile : 0401 049 192
Ms Celina Rojas
Region: Northern and Western Metropolitan
Telephone: (03) 9346 9350
Ms Natalia Valenzuela
Hume City Council
Telephone: (03) 9205 2310
Mobile: 0417 363 239
Contacts outside the Department
For information, general parenting queries and research, contact:
Parenting Research Centre
Telephone: (03) 9639 4111
Website: Parenting Research Centre
For information on parenting and schooling issues, current campaigns, news and links to other useful sites, contact:
Telephone: (03) 9380 2150
Website: Parents Victoria
For more information, see: Drug Education