The NSW government has released new rules aimed at ensuring young people can learn to grow outdoors while learning about alcohol.
The rules have been designed to give young people the opportunity to participate in outdoor education programs.
It’s part of the government’s ongoing push to tackle youth alcohol addiction.
“This is not just a recreational issue, this is an adult issue,” Acting Premier Jackie Trad said.
“We want to make sure young people are involved in the development of their own lives and that the young people who are learning to grow up in a community understand how they can play an important role in this future of the state.”
Ms Trad said the government wanted to see youth learning to “grow up in the outdoors”.
“We’re looking to engage young people with the values that we share,” she said.
“And what that means is a range of outdoor programs that are relevant to their interests and the needs of the community.”
The Youth Alcohol and Drug Strategy (YAFSA) has been introduced to address alcohol-related problems in young people, including increasing the uptake of recreational alcohol.”YAFSAs are designed to help young people understand the harm that drinking can cause and the risks associated with drinking,” Ms Trad said on Thursday.
“It’s a program that’s geared towards young people in their first five years of living in the community and it will include outdoor learning opportunities.”
Ms Custom said the YAFSA would provide young people and community leaders with a chance to explore what the program was about and how it could be beneficial for their community.
“I think what’s most important about the Youth Alcohol Strategy is that it’s not just about educating the kids,” she told the ABC.
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It’s also about connecting them with other young people that are involved with the program, so that they can learn about the issues that they’re dealing with, the problems that they might be facing.”
Topics:education,community-and-society,alcohol,australiaFirst posted April 18, 2019 11:21:45More stories from New South Wales