ERIC Number: ED286132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
San Mateo County's Server Information Program (S.I.P.): A Community-Based Alcohol Server Training Program.
de Miranda, John
The field of alcohol server awareness and training has grown dramatically in the past several years and the idea of training servers to reduce alcohol problems has become a central fixture in the current alcohol policy debate. The San Mateo County, California Server Information Program (SIP) is a community-based prevention strategy designed to decrease alcohol problems, especially the problem of drinking and driving. The program began with a free awareness training offered to all on-sale alcohol beverage licensees in the county in 1984. Recruitment procedures were implemented the following year and operators who agreed to be trained were offered a 6-hour training module which focused on legal and administrative concerns, alcohol problem statistics, alcohol physiology, motivation to drink, assertiveness training, signs of intoxication, pacing food and drink, prevention policy and management backup, and cutting off service. The SIP also provides funds to local police jurisdictions to mount decoy operations. Program evaluation is currently underway . Collaborative efforts such as the SIP provide an important tool to reduce the societal level of alcohol problems. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Alcoholism (San Francisco, CA, April 18-21, 1986).