The vision of the AET is for young people to enter adulthood with a balanced understanding of alcohol by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make responsible and informed choices.
The AET’s PSHE Association approved TAA programme is shown to effectively raise the age of onset for youth drinking (currently age 14).
Early regular use is associated with lower academic attainment and other risk taking.
Through the programme we work to raise the age of onset for youth drinking, to reduce binge drinking and drunkenness and its associated harms and hence, to reduce the amount of alcohol related illnesses and harm in adulthood.
The AET is offering a CPD training session around its TAA resource, which will cover alcohol and its effects, both social and physical, alcohol and the law, units and guidelines and staying safe. There is a strong emphasis on games, activities and social norms, teaching positive approaches and resilience that engage young people around alcohol and the issues they face as they get older.