LISA GLOVER – MISSION AUSTRALIA
THE FACE PROGRAM
NAPCAN Play Your Part Award Western Australia presented to: Lisa Glover, Mission Australia for the FACE Program.
(Featured: Ingrid Cumming, Kart Koortwiern; Katherine Brown, CREATE; Rani Kumar and Leesa Waters, NAPCAN; Neale Clementson, Mission Australia (on behalf of Lisa Glover); Michelle Scott, Commissioner for Children and Young People WA; Dave Prout, Fair Game WA; and Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner).
The FACE program is an early intervention program for young people aged 10-15 who reside with a significant other who misuses alcohol or other drugs. It aims to stop the perpetuation of alcohol and other drug misuse in the family by providing young people with positive mentors, education, building self-esteem, protective behaviours, alternative recreational activities and life skill based activities.
The program has shown great initiative in raising community awareness of the broader issues around the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by also providing drug and alcohol information workshop sessions in schools.
NAPCAN is awarding 2013 Play Your Part Awards WA to Lisa Glover and Mission Australia for: their innovative approach and ongoing commitment to improving the outcomes for young people who reside with a significant other who misuses alcohol or drugs.