Underage alcohol awareness programme targets parents

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A alcohol awareness programme targeting parents and cerers of young children was launched in Dungiven this week.

“My Name is Katie” is an early intervention project, in respect of alcohol misuse, and targets parents and carers of Key Stage 2 children, to raise awareness of the influence they can have in respect of their children’s attitudes and experiences of alcohol and provide useful support, information and advice.

At the core of the project are young children demonstrating how their lives can be negatively affected by alcohol.

Commenting on the project, Bridget McCaughan, Community Safety Manager with Limavady Borough Council, said: “I am delighted to be launching this project in Dungiven and supporting parents and carers to reduce the harm alcohol can have on the lives of young people. The dvd and resource pack will be disseminated widely across the four council areas.”

The project is funded by Department of Justice Community Safety Unit. Further information can be obtained by contacting Bridget McCaughan at Limavady Borough Council on 777 60311.