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In the NewsMedia ReleasesVaping| May 17, 2024

OurFutures Vaping program showcased by Federal Ministers

  (L-R) Kate Ross Senior Research Program Officer, Professor Cath Chapman, Ken Wallace CEO OurFutures Institute, The Honourable Federal Education…
May 17, 2024Read More
Drug use| April 17, 2024

Evolving Drug Laws in Australia

Australia's approach to drug laws has undergone significant changes in recent years, reflecting a global shift towards more progressive and…
April 17, 2024Read More
AlcoholPrevention Programs for students| April 17, 2024

The 7-Year Effectiveness of School-Based Alcohol Use Prevention

At 7-year follow-up, students in all 3 intervention groups reported reduced odds of alcohol-related harms compared to the control group…
April 17, 2024Read More
Youth Mental Health| April 8, 2024

How to have a conversation with your teen about mental health

Adolescence is a formative time of exploration, development, and multiple physical, emotional, social and psychological changes. Emotional ups and downs…
April 8, 2024Read More
Prevention Programs for students| March 20, 2024

The evidence behind our prevention programs

The OurFutures programs have been rigorously evaluated across 8 large cluster randomised controlled trials in Australia (with 240 schools, >21,000…
March 20, 2024Read More
Vaping| March 13, 2024

How to have a conversation with your teen about vaping

Young people may be exposed to e-cigarettes (“vapes”) via friends, social media, or other sources. Ongoing open, honest communication with…
March 13, 2024Read More
Vaping| March 12, 2024

What’s happening with Australia’s vape laws?

You may have heard about the vape (“e-cigarette”) bans being implemented across Australia. The federal government’s approach to address the…
March 12, 2024Read More
Prevention Programs for students| February 16, 2024

Our Awards

At OurFutures, we're very proud to have earned a number of prestigious awards: thirty since 2012. We have an exceptional…
February 16, 2024Read More
Drug use| February 5, 2024

Chroming: What is it?

  You may have heard of the term “chroming.” It refers to the act of inhaling solvents and other volatile…
February 5, 2024Read More
Curriculum and School AccessPrevention Programs for students| January 28, 2024

How the OurFutures courses save time for teachers

We understand how busy teachers are, and how important it is to not add to a workload that is already…
January 28, 2024Read More