Faith, Drugs and Decisions

Faith, Drugs and Decisions

I Wish I'd Known: A Pack for Christian Parents and Faith Leaders

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs


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This is one of three sets of materials available to supplement and extend I Wish I'd Known. This pack takes a faith-based perspective and is aimed at Christian parents, churches and the wider community of faith, including faith schools.

Written from the author's personal perspective of faith, this pack re-introduces God into Dan's story, and shifts the perspective on peer influence, protective factors and conversations, and makes space for forgiveness, restoration and hope. It also discusses the role of the Church in protection, supporting through issues, and holding through loss.

You will be able to access this title online, or download it to the John Murray Learning Library app. Please note you will not be able to save the files to your computer.


Fiona Spargo-Mabbs:
Fiona Spargo-Mabbs was a manager in adult education, including Family Learning, and family literacy, for her local authority when her son Dan died. She is now considered one of the leading experts in drugs education in the UK, and her influence is growing steadily. She, and the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, are involved in an ever-increasing number of strategic projects nationally, and she has appeared in the media many times over the years. Fiona has led on the development and management of the work of the Foundation, from delivery to students and co-ordination with schools, to networking and strategy, and chaired the Board of Trustees until April 2016. Her passionate commitment to do all she can to prevent what happened to her son, or any other harm from drugs happening to anyone else, drives everything she does within the Foundation.