REDI encompasses classroom-based multimedia resources for middle primary and upper secondary students, as well as professional learning packages for school staff. These are as follows:
All REDI for the Early Years of Schooling is designed to support school leaders and early years teachers (teachers of children 5-8 years) in developing a holistic approach to building student resilience and social and emotional competencies.
One and All is designed for middle primary school students and focuses on providing students with opportunities to develop and practice skills in social and emotional competence which promote resilience. They also raise issues around drugs within the broader context of staying safe and seeking help.
The Big Move, the set of classroom resources designed for upper primary students, explores issues of drug use, in particular alcohol and tobacco. The skills that are addressed include: decision-making, self-talk, finding information, being assertive, forming and maintaining relationships, expressing one’s needs and opinions.
The website (http://www.deewr.gov.au/schooling/programs/redi/Pages/default.aspx) contains information on drug information for all school staff. This includes:
- A resource list of key school drug education policies and resources available nationally
- A drug name translator
- A Reading Room containing current research, useful statistics, examples of good practice in school drug education and key school drug education documents.
An All REDI portal on the REDI website will be operational during 2007 to further support the Professional Learning Package, national workshops, and national communication strategy.