Church of God Aberkenfig

Drug Proof Your Kids

Just the mention of the word ‘drugs’ can strike fear into the hearts of many parents. They worry that their child knows more about the subject than they do, and that there is nothing that they can do, as parents, to influence their child’s decisions on the subject. DPYK looks to change all that. It looks to educate parents and other carers, giving them the skills they need to help their children make informed decisions about drug use in today’s world. All are welcome to attend.

‘How to drug proof your kids’ (DPYK) is a free course run by the church using material developed by the ‘Care for the Family’ organisation. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco can be greatly misused by young people in today’s society. Statistics seem to indicate that all children, no matter where they grow up, are at risk. Naturally, this can be very worrying for you as a parent or guardian, and it is important for you to understand the situations, pressures and decisions that your child may face as they go about their daily life. DPYK looks to give parents that insight as well as giving them the skills that they need to prevent and deal with any situations which may arise.

What Happens?

The course runs over 6 1 hour long sessions and usually takes place on a weekday evening, although this is flexible, taking 6 weeks to complete. Each session starts with refreshments, then involves watching a number of short video clips created by professionals on the subject, followed by a time of informal discussion where participants can share and learn from each others experiences. The course is designed to run in a small group setting, making discussion engaging and interesting for all who attend. Please click here to visit the DPYK website.

Discussion Topics

The course covers 6 topics. These are as follows:

  1. Drugs! Just how bad is it?
  2. Why kids take drugs?
  3. How to educate kids to make good choices
  4. Prevention tools for parents
  5. Learning to intervene and where to get help
  6. A parent’s guide to handling relapses.


How to Drug Proof Your Kids is run on request and is not currently scheduled. If you would like to register your interest please contact us here, we are more than happy to help.

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