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WORKSHOP - New approaches and cool tools to engage with young people

  • WCC Library Meeting Room 65 Victoria Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

New approaches and cool tools to engage with young people


We know different approaches are needed to engage young people today. Join us to hear how peer crowds (groups of young people with shared values and lifestyles) were used to examine drinking behaviours in New Zealand, and find out how these insights can be used to further support youth development across Aotearoa. We’ll also show you how young people have helped to create resources and what that process looks like.

This session will be structured slightly differently – hear a 30-minute presentation on the peer crowd approach and findings, followed by bus stop presentations highlighting different ways to engage with young people. Choose two of the following bus stops:

- Play Your Best Card: A novel card game to develop critical thinking and facilitate conversations;

- Brief advice pocket cards that provide drug and alcohol harm reduction advice;

- How peer crowds can help to improve service delivery and create resources

Ben Birks Ang

NZ Drug Foundation


Tania Cotter

Health Promotion Agency


Samuel Andrews

NZ Drug Foundation