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ERIC Number: ED496019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Keep Kids Alcohol Free: Strategies for Action
National Institutes of Health
This guide is a starting point for parents, teachers, health professionals, law enforcement personnel, alcohol retailers, policymakers, and others who are concerned with the well-being of children. It describes three basic prevention strategies and ways they can be applied in the home, the school, and the community, and offers effective, practical strategies for communities that have decided to take action to prevent underage drinking, especially among children and young adolescents. These strategies may lead to such changes as revised zoning laws, new policies or legislation, better enforcement of existing laws, and establishment of school policies on alcohol use. To help the reader better understand how to put these strategies into action, the guide also includes real-life examples of efforts by people around the country to prevent drinking by 9- to 15-year-olds. Although the strategies may be adapted in different ways by different communities, their science base ensures that no matter what the location, from rural farming areas, to suburban school districts, to inner-city neighborhoods, these strategies work. Also included are: (1) a list of materials offered by the federal agency funding partners in this initiative, that will be useful to those who are developing prevention campaigns in their communities; and (2) A list of directories of individual State agencies or regional offices that can provide local resources. (Contains 38 endnotes.) [This document was produced by The Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free.]
National Institutes of Health. US Department of Health and Human Services, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Tel: 301-496-3000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A