ERIC Number: ED397361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teen Drinking Prevention Program. Community Action Guide.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Preventing the use of alcohol and other drugs by young people is a critical issue for all Americans. This action guide is designed to help communities create programs that prevent the tragedies caused by underage drinking. It is intended as a tool that communities can use to create a broad-based public education program in which they can communicate to residents the seriousness of the teen drinking problem and motivate them to become part of the solution. It is hoped that participating communities will be able to increase the number of youths who understand the physical and psychological risks of alcohol. The guide provides an overview of the teen drinking problem and then explains how a community can begin to initiate changes in their neighborhoods. Outlined are ways to conduct a community risk assessment, strategies for actions, and how to alter community norms. Since raising public awareness is a large component of the program, the guide offers advice on how to involve the news media and how to target messages and audiences. Suggestions on special events and on developing an evaluation plan are also presented. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Note: For other documents in the "Teen Drinking Prevention Program," see CG 027 213-218.