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ERIC Number: ED543060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
Strategies to Reduce Underage Alcohol Use: Typology and Brief Overview. Revised
Stewart, Kathryn
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
This guide updates the original one published in September 1999. It discusses the effectiveness of minimum legal drinking age laws and provides a conceptual framework for understanding the array of strategies available to prevent underage alcohol use. It also provides a simple assessment of the level of effectiveness that might be expected from each strategy based on existing research and evaluation. The information provided herein can be used to: (1) Demonstrate the importance of the minimum drinking age in protecting the health and welfare of young people; (2) Suggest new strategies; (3) Set funding priorities; (4) Set priorities for strategy implementation; (5) Suggest effective combinations of strategies; (6) Assess State and community plans and proposals; and (7) Provide support for State and community plans. The document also provides links to other Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) resources that provide more detailed guidance for selecting and carrying out strategies. (Contains 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Authoring Institution: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)