Teen Rescue Foundation is a charitable institution to actively discourage and reduce harmful alcohol use and its consequences among under-age teens.
The Foundation provides financial support for Australian organisations which offer front-line initiative in situations in which teens consume alcohol, and those which provide education for teens and their families in the dangers of teen alcohol consumption.
We know these kids. Their stories have stirred us to action.
A typical Friday night on the Gold Coast. The parties happen here every week, in
private homes and in public parks. The invitations are public, too. And there's too much
drinking. The police usually turn up and send everyone home. But tonight is different
for Alice. She vomits. Passes out. They pump her stomach at the hospital, and she’s
okay the next day. Back at school on Monday, she tells her friends it was all a lot of fun.
It was just an innocent sleepover with a mate from school. Or so
Sam's mum thought when she dropped him off. But no sooner
had she left than he made his way down the street to a big party
in a park, with a bottle of rum in his backpack. Eleven years old.
It’s Friday night at schoolies week. Sarah’s friends say she’s always a nice person, but
she's a party girl and sometimes goes too far. She hit the alcohol and drugs hard that night.
Thank God they called the ambulance before her heart stopped. Resuscitated and
stomach pumped, she was straight back on the alcohol and drugs the very next night.
Another Friday night at schoolies week. Another seventeen-year-old on alcohol and
drugs. Another heart stopped. This time, no ambulance. Every week in Australia,
one teenager between the ages of 14 and 17 dies as a result of alcohol abuse.
These are the stories that have stirred us to establish Teen Rescue
Foundation. Stories that are replayed across Australia every week
of every year. Our young people need our help. Desperately. Teen
Rescue Foundation is here to save them from alcohol abuse.
Together, there is much that we can do. We need your help.
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Stephen & Prue Henschke, Henschke Wines, Eden Valley, South Australia
Jeffrey Grosset, Grosset Wines, Clare Valley, South Australia
Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Kym Teusner, Teusner Wines, Barossa Valley, South Australia
Peter Leske, La Linea, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Sue Bell, Bellwether, Coonawarra, South Australia
Vanya Cullen, Cullen Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia
Larry Cherubino, Cherubino Wines, Perth, Western Australia
Drew Tuckwell, Printhie, Orange, New South Wales
Andrew Caillard MW, Woolworths, Sydney, New South Wales
Colin Campbell, Campbells, Rutherglen, Victoria
George & Ruth Mihaly, Paradigm Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Angie Bradbury, Dig + Fish, Melbourne, Victoria
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW, Brisbane, Queensland
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A Parents' Guide to Teen Alcohol & Parties
A Parents' Guide to Teen Alcohol and Parties is a free resource for Australian school families, written by Tyson Stelzer with the support of Australian wineries committed to making a positive difference for young Australians. The initiative was awarded Special Commendation for Responsible Drinking Message in The Drinks Business Awards 2012 in London.
The full-colour A5 booklet leads parents through 8 pages of strategies for:
• Modelling good drinking behaviour
• Communicating with their teenager
• Starting the discussion young
• Negotiating the boundaries
• How to host a safe party
• Hosting over-18 parties
• Attending a party
Teen Rescue Foundation Limited
14 Andrea St
Tarragindi QLD 4121
Ph 07 3848 6605
Fax 07 3848 9905