Focus on the Family Australia offers a range of programs designed to equip families. The four major programs used in Australia are:
- How to Drugproof Your Kids
- Heritage Builders – helps parents pass on spiritual, social and emotional heritage to children.
- No Apologies – designed to help adolescents address sexual abstinence
- Starting Points – for parents of children ages 0 – 4.
Focus on the Family Australia
P.O. Box 5210
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Drugproof Your Kids
DPYK is an education, prevention, and intervention program developed by Focus on the Family Australia, motivated by the increasing drug problem among young people and the frustrated attempts by parents to steer their children away from the harmful use of drugs.
Number of sessions
Length of sessions
Parent support groups, one-day seminars
Styles of Learning Video, presentation, discussion Take home activities can include Bible studies.
Designed for use by community groups/schools but has an optional Christian perspective with Bible Study component.
Specific leadership requirements
2-day training ($325)
for appropriate people who have the following characteristics:
- communication skills in presenting and listening
- warmth, genuineness and empathy
- openness and a willingness to share
- sensitivity to family and group processes
- dedication, care and concern for families
- flexibility, humour and credibility
- personal experience with children, preferably as a parent
Country of origin
CD Rom including overhead masters
1 training manual, parent manual, video and CD Rom provided by training package ($325)
Facilitators set cost of course based on cost of manuals, venue, advertising, refreshments.
Where to purchase
Register as a facilitator with Focus on the Family
Uniting Church Congregations using Drug Proof Your Kids
St George, Queensland
Robina Surfers Paradise
Drugs! Just how bad is it? â€¢ Australian statistics and overview of the problemâ€¢ Drug use in the community â€¢ The Drug Proof plan â€¢ Steps for change: what parents can give their kids
Why kids take Drugs â€¢ Key factors leading to drug and alcohol misuse â€¢ Becoming aware of the path to drug misuse â€¢ Getting to know your child better â€¢ Reflecting on your child’s environment
How to educate kids to make good choices â€¢ Critical strategies for parents â€¢ The parents’ action plan â€¢ Understanding drugs and drug misuse: essential facts â€¢ What influences harmful drug use
Prevention tools for parents â€¢ Parental prevention toolsâ€¢ Parents’ attitudes towards their kids â€¢ Identifying drug misuse in your kids and your reactions â€¢ Parents’ reactions to drug use
Learning to intervene and where to get help â€¢ The intervention process â€¢ Strategies for intervention communication â€¢ Helping kids respond to peer pressure â€¢ When does a parent need professional help
Parents guide to handling relapses â€¢ Relapse protection plan â€¢ Relapse threats and indicators â€¢ Surviving relapse as a parent â€¢ Motivating others to Drug Proof their kids