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Painted Dog, Young People and Alcohol

October 20, 2011

Painted Dog recently had the privilege of conducting research among young Western Australians aged 14 to 17 years on behalf of Michelle Scott, the Commissioner for Children and Young People. We explored young people’s views on alcohol and the harm it can cause to both individuals and the community.

The complex and delicate research was able to bring young people themselves into the debate around teen drinking and identified those strategies most likely to change risky behaviour. This project also provided an opportunity to utilise new and innovative qualitative techniques specific to children and young people. Michelle Scott recently wrote about the outcomes of the research – you can see her opinion piece here on the CCYP site.