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HEALTH 2009 Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking

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  • 1. HEALTH Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1, 2009
  • 2. Average Age of First Alcohol – 12.5  Average Age of Regular Alcohol Use – 13.9  Percent Reporting Alcohol Use in Past 30  Days  Grade 6 – 5.2%  Grade 8 – 17.4%  Grade 10 – 32%  Grade 12 – 41.8%
  • 3. At their own home – 46.2%  At someone else’s home – 30.8%  Open area, like a park, etc. – 11.5%  Restaurant, bar – 7.7%  In a Car 3.8% 
  • 4. RISK factors enable teen drug and  alcohol use PROTECTIVE factors help prevent teen  drug and alcohol use According to the student survey, what are the risk and protective factors in Columbia County?
  • 5. School Religiosity Success and Commitment Low family Family and mobility and Neighborhood Attachment transitions Peer attitudes not favorable to Opportunities and Antisocial Behavior; Rewards for Prosocial Perceived risk of Involvement Drug Use, Low Intent to Use
  • 6. Sensation seeking, Perceived Friends’ Use of Availability of Drugs, Gang Drugs Involvement Poor Family Community Management Disorganiza and Family tion Rebelliousness, Early Conflict Initiation of Drug Use & Antisocial Behavior, Community Norms Interaction with Favorable to Alcohol Antisocial Peers, and Drug Use Depressive Symptoms, Peer Rewards for Antisocial Behavior
  • 7. • Help parents communicate clear expectations Family about drug use and underage drinking • Help parents monitor teen behavior and Management activities. • Use social media tools to connect and inform Community parents • Parent to parent contact for monitoring teen Disorganization activities Community Norms • Communicate community and parental disapproval of drug use and underage drinking Favorable to • Reinforce messages about the risks of drug Alcohol & Drug Use abuse and underage drinking
  • 8. It’s Fun!  It Connects People and Strengthens Bonds  It’s a Good Way to Share Information  It’s Where Our Kids Are  Why Facebook? Hundreds of Columbia County parents use  Facebook.  It’s a powerful tool for connecting parents and information
  • 9. HEALTH in Columbia County wants to help you have a Safe Teen Party! Enter to win the Safe Teen Party Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will receive all three gift certificates ($100 value) for a summer party for friends or family. $50 Wal-Mart gift certificate  $25 Dairy Queen gift certificate  $25 Pizza Inn gift certificate  Take the Parent’s Pledge to Prevent Teen Drug and Alcohol Use; then, enter the contest online at the HEALTH in Columbia County blog.* This contest is open to adults, ages 21 and over, in Columbia County, Arkansas. One entry per household please. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2009. * Printed entry forms are available at select locations in Columbia County.