ERIC Number: ED474119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Community How To Guide On Underage Drinking Prevention: Prevention & Education.
National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Underage drinking prevention has two goals: prevent harm to the individual drinker and prevent harm to society. Modern prevention programs should be measured not by their intentions, but by their consequences: reducing the number of criminal events, reducing the amount of harm to individuals, and reducing the harm to society. This guide discusses the importance of preventing underage drinking and provides an overview of recent advances in prevention planning. In some cases, certain prevention programs have demonstrated considerable effectiveness in reducing one form of substance abuse, such as smoking, but have been less effective in preventing underage drinking. This booklet includes some of the research and experience of strategies that have proven to be effective in curbing underage drinking as well as other promising strategies that have not yet been evaluated, but appear to be effective. Universal, selective and indicated prevention strategies are discussed within the framework of risk and protective factors to assist communities in developing successful programs. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Community Programs, Drinking, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
For full text: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/alcohol/Community Guides HTML/Guides_index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the series of "Community How To Guides," see CG 032 271-279.