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JCCV and Maccabi Victoria Release “Alcohol and Youth, Your Say!” Forum Report

Posted: 07-Mar-2013 by Maccabi VIC

Youth Alcohol Program (YAP) Event – 13 September 2012

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Maccabi Victoria successfully joined forces in 2012 to organise the “Youth and Alcohol, Your Say!” Forum. Over 130 students and parents gathered at the Glen Eira Town Hall for the Forum. Students and parents alike were invited to ‘have their say’ about the issue of alcohol misuse in the Jewish community as an extension of the JCCV’s Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) educational arm.

A Guest Panel of Speakers included Dr Danny Ben-Eli Emergency Physician, Gary Blieden Captain of the Ajax Senior Football team, Hayley Blieden Nutritionist, Danny Elbaum Operations Manager of Hatzolah, Michelle Kornberg Family Counsellor and David Michelson a security expert, contributed to the discussions with their knowledge and experience in the field. The Guest Panel also offered practical advice and tips for both parents and youth.

It was really special and encouraging to see community groups working together and pooling resources for a unified vision and goal - the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. A healthy lifestyle that does not involve alcohol was considered important by the youth present at the Forum.” 

The attached extensive report on the Forum’s findings has been compiled for distribution to the participants, schools, clubs and the Jewish community.

Please feel free to circulate the Forum Report widely, to your colleagues, members of the organisations you belong to, friends and family.

Feedback by email or phone can be sent to Debbie Zauder, Youth Alcohol Project (YAP) Manager, Jewish Community Council of Victoria (Tel: 03-9272 5566 I Fax: 03-9272 5560 I Mobile: 0413 263 673 / by Friday 5th April 2013.

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