Launch of the Centre for the Prevention of Harm to Children and Adolescents from Drug and Alcohol

Last week The Children's Hospital at Westmead celebrated the launch of the Centre for the Prevention of Harm to Children and Adolescents from Drug and Alcohol.

The NSW Government invested $2.3 million to create this unique program, which was officially opened by the Minister for Health, The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP.

The Centre will bring together two teams of experts, (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and Teenlink, to assist patients, families and health professionals in NSW.

Through research, the Centre will help to provide prevention and intervention strategies to assist in dealing with high risk groups in the community.