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  • Youth who hear about the dangers of Alcohol and Drugs from parents and care providers are 50% less likely to use Look at the numbers from the Student Risk Survey high percentage of parents are not talking to their kids or if they are talking are not sending the message in a way that kids understand. Less than 2% of middle school youth think their parents would approve of them drinking alcohol (1 in 84). However this gradually increases with a total of 12% of seniors thinking their parents would approve of them drinking alcohol (1 in 8). The Steady increase of approval from middle to high school suggests Parents need to continue sending strong anti drinking message.
  • Implementing Evidenced-based program through The Partnership at Drug Free. Free, easy to use and to access.
  • Help Chatham parents and care providers to talk to their youth Spread the message through other agencies who work with parents Stipends for transportation and childcare
  • In 2011 Most recent survey Current NC Law does not require all sales staff be trained in responsible alcohol sales training.
  • Safe Storage and Disposal (Beth will talk about Disposal) The 2012 Chatham student risk behavior survey Over the past year..
  • Raise community awareness and expectation for using drop boxes Limit amount of drugs in homes Reducing access to youth and others Develop a disposal program that is supported by all community members as best practice
  • CDF Town Hall Meeting

    1. 1. C ha tha mD rug Fre eTown Hall Meeting
    2. 2. C ha tha m D rug F re e• Chatham’s Underage Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coalition• Drug Free Communities Grant• Chatham Drug Free is one of over 1,700 coalitions hosting a town hall 2
    3. 3. To d a y ’ s M e e t i n g• Why Prevention• Local Conditions• Strategies & Interventions• What Do We Want to Achieve• Q&A 3
    4. 4. S o c ia l Im p a c t o f U n d e r a g e D r in k in g• Excessive or Binge Drinking• Death and Injury• Violence and Property damage• Unwanted Pregnancy & STD• Higher School Drop Out Rate• Costs to Taxpayers NC 1.5 billion in 2010 4
    5. 5. In d iv id u a l H e a lt h Im p a c t• Permanent Brain Damage• Lifetime Dependence• Reduces Ability to Determine Risks• Alters Brain Chemistry• Increases Cravings• Decreases Ability to Learn 5
    6. 6. P r e s c r ip t io n D r u g Abus e A N e w E p id e m ic• National Epidemic• Easy to Access• Inexpensive• Low Perception of harm 6
    7. 7. QuizTake out your clickers!
    8. 8. How many Chatham High School Juniors and Seniors say it is easy to get alcohol?1. 2 out of 62. 3 out of 63. 4 out of 6 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3
    9. 9. P r o b le m : S o c ia l A lc o h o l A c c e s s•4 out of 6 11 t h & 12 t h graders say it’s easy toget alcohol•1 in 3 7 t h & 8 t h graders who drink alcohol takeit from a family member•1 of 2 9 t h - 12 t h graders who drink alcohol aregiven it by someone other than family 9
    10. 10. S tr a te g y: S a fe H o m e s R e d u c i n g Yo u t h Ac c es s• Lock up alcohol and medications• Supervise youth in your home• Don’t knowingly provide alcohol to youth• Be aware of your youth’s whereabouts and set appropriate limits 10
    11. 11. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• Increase awareness of Social Host Law• Increase supervision and parental expectations for youth to NOT drink alcohol or recreational use of drugs• Create a parent network for sharing information 11
    12. 12. How many high school seniors think theirparents approve of their drinking alcohol?1. 1 out of 82. 1 out of 153. 1 out of 24 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3
    13. 13. P r o b le m : S t u d e n t ’ s lo w P e r c e p t io n o f P a r e n t D is a p p r o v a l, a n d L o w P e r c e p t io n o f H a r m• 1 in 8 12 t h graders think their parents approve of them drinking alcohol• 1 in 24 12 t h graders think their parents approve ofthem using Rx drugs• 1 in 4 youth say their parents don’t talk to them aboutthe dangers of alcohol use.• 2 in 3 12 t h graders don’t think drinking alcohol is veryharmful• 1 in 2 12 t h graders don’t think using Rx drugs is veryharmful 13
    14. 14. S tr a te g y:P a r e n t s : Y o u Ma t t e r ! • A Parent education program to help parents implement policies and procedures in their homes to prevent underage alcohol and drug use • T ime T o T a l k : helping parents talk to their youth about the dangers of drinking and drug use 14
    15. 15. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s • Parents start talking to youth early and maintain those conversations into teen years • Train greatest number of parents by hosting Train the Trainer workshops • Provide support to agencies who host parent workshops 15
    16. 16. QuizTake out your clickers!
    17. 17. How many Chatham retailers were willing to sellalcohol to a person who appeared to be underage?1. 15%2. 25%3. 47% 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3
    18. 18. P r o b le m : R e t a il A lc o h o l A c c e s s• 47% of Chatham alcohol retailers have been willing to sell alcohol to an underage appearing person• 7% of 11 t h & 12 t h graders have purchased alcohol from a retail outlet 18
    19. 19. S tr a te g y: S a fe S to re s• Offering on-going Responsible Alcohol Sales Training in Chatham County• Requiring retailers to have written policies for age identification• Enforce of penalties for violators, with maximum penalties for repeat violations• Rewarding retailers who participate in Safe Stores program through loyalty program. 19
    20. 20. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• All sales clerks receive RAST• Chatham Community provides economic support of Safe Store retailers• Youth will not be able to access alcohol and tobacco products at local Chatham retail outlets 20
    21. 21. QuizTake out your clickers!
    22. 22. QuizTake out your clickers!
    23. 23. In the past 30 days, how many Chatham youth have ridden in a car with a driver who had been drinking?1. 1 out of 62. 1 out of 103. 1 out of 20 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3
    24. 24. P r o b le m : D r u n k , D rug g e d a nd D is t r a c t e d D r iv in gIn the past 30 days:• 1 in 6 youth, have ridden in a car with a driver who had been drinking• 1 in 11 high school youth, who drive, have driven a car after drinking in the past 30 days. 24
    25. 25. S tr a te g y: F a t a l V is io n :• A drunk driving awareness program in the Drivers education curriculum.• Encourages a no questions asked contract between parents and teens.• Asks teens to act responsibly and not to let friends drive while impaired. 25
    26. 26. O utc o me s• All driving age youth participate in Fatal Vision Program as part of drivers education• Parents and youth have contracts for safe rides home• Decrease in number of youth who will drive with someone who has been drinking.• Decrease in accidents related to drunk and distracted driving 26
    27. 27. QuizTake out your clickers!
    28. 28. How many Chatham high school students say it is easy to get prescription drugs?1. 1 out of 32. 1 out of 53. 1 out of 10 0% 0% 0% 1 2 3
    29. 29. P r o b le m : A c c e s s to R x D rug s• 1 in 3 9 t h - 12 t h graders and 1 in 4 6 th -8 th graders say it’s easy to get Rx Drugs• 1 in 4 6 t h - 8 t h graders who used Rx drugs were given them by someone other than family, and 1 in 4 took them from a family member.• 1 in 3 9 t h - 12 t h graders were used Rx drugs were given them by someone other than family, and 1 in 6 took them from a family member. 29
    30. 30. S tr a te g y:M e d ic a t io n D is p o s a l • Past Medication Disposal Single Day Events • County-wide medication disposal protocol • Permanent medication take back boxes in Pittsboro and Siler City • Health care provider awareness 30
    31. 31. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• County-wide Disposal Protocol• Consistent use of permanent medication take back boxes• Prevent medication misuse & abuse• Keep medication out of waterways• Health Care Provider Awareness 31
    32. 32. P r o b le m : I n a d e q u a t e Yo u t h L e a d e r s h ip O p p o r t u n it ie s• Limited opportunities for youth to support prevention efforts• Lack of youth engagement in coalition strategies• Untapped resources.• Energy led by local youth• Youth viewed as causing problems not solving them 32
    33. 33. S tr a te g y: Yo u t h L e a d e r s h ip D e v e lo p m e n t• Yearly Youth Summit• Youth training in community level change• Increased youth leadership in community events, problems and solutions• On-going support of youth led activities 33
    34. 34. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• Increased community support of teen and youth activities• Community perception of youth as leaders and conduits for positive change• Increase in youth leadership skills• Increase in youth participation in coalition strategies 34
    35. 35. P r o b le m : H ig h R is k D r in k in g N ig h t s• Prom and Graduation are known to be nights that are high risk for youth drunk, drugged and distracted driving. 36
    36. 36. S tr a te g y: S a fe a n d S o b e r P rom & P r o je c t G r a d u a t io n• Student Pledge for Safe and Sober Prom• Community Support and organization of all night Project Graduation event 37
    37. 37. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• No deaths or accidents caused by drinking and driving on Prom or Graduation nights.• Increased community support of events designed to keep youth alcohol and drug free. 38
    38. 38. P r o b le m : M e d ia G la m o r iz e s A lc o h o l U s e• Youth are over exposed to media messages promoting alcohol use• Alcohol advertisements & retail placements target youth 39
    39. 39. Media Ready Counter Ads
    40. 40. Media Ready Counter Ads
    41. 41. S t r a t e g y : M e d ia Ready• Alcohol Prevention Curriculum for Middle School Students• Train Middle School Teachers• Youth develop life Long skills for deconstructing alcohol advertisements 42
    42. 42. D e s ir e d O u t c o m e s• All middle school students participate in Media Ready Curriculum• Introduce Media Detectives at Elementary School level. 43
    43. 43. C o n c lu s io n• Everyone in the community should deliver the message that underage drinking and drug use is not okay.• Parents and care providers can prevent underage drinking and drug use by staying involved in their children’s lives, talking about the dangers and locking up alcohol and medications• Young people need to hear about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. They can change how they and others think about drinking and recreational drug use. 44
    44. 44. Q u e s t io n s 45
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