18 May 2011

The Children's Society is running a workshop at an event examining the consequences of alcohol abuse on young people. It is part of ‘Teenage Drinking: a family perspective,’ an event presented by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Adfam. It will provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about family approaches to teenage drinking.

The afternoon session, presented by The Children's Society, will be led by the charity’s Stars National Initiative (in partnership with Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service). Those taking part will explore the effects of young people’s drinking, as well as how they are affected by parents’ drinking. The workshop will also consider the implications for the workforce and services.

‘Teenage drinking: a family perspective’ will be held from 10.30am to 4pm on Thursday, 16 June, at Dexter House, London.  The event is free and refreshments will be provided. To find out more, or to take part in this event, please contact Claire Turner on 01904 615945 or claire.turner@jrf.org.uk.