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2009 Soytf Town Hall


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The Livonia Save Our Youth Task Force town hall meeting on under age drinking.

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2009 Soytf Town Hall

  1. 1. AGE 1ST USE OF ALCOHOL <14 yo (vs. 21 yo) 4 ½ times more likely to develop a SUD 7 times more likely to be in MVA 12 times more likely to be injured 11 times more likely to be in physical fight 3 times more likely to attempt suicide Strong Predictor of Rx Drug Misuse (Hermos 2008) When develop a SUD, it’s more severe and develops much faster
  3. 3. Alcohol Related Problems College Students…2001 (Hingson et. al. 2002) Deaths 1,700 Injuries 599,000 Assaults 690,000 Sexual Assaults 97,000
  4. 4. Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2003 1 million HS Frequent Binge Drinkers 2 million aged 12-20 yo Frequent Binge Drinkers more likely to: Be drunk at school 31% vs 0% Use MJ at school 29% vs 1% Get D’s or F’s 30% vs 4%
  5. 5. Livonia Teen Drinking Survey • Unscientific • • 74 young people responded
  6. 6. How do Livonia teens get alcohol? Older friends 80% Older sibling 80% Provided at parties 78% Home (without parents knowing) 62% Fake ID 34% From parents 30% Friend's parents 23%
  7. 7. Where do Livonia teens drink? Parties (without parents) 99% At home 58% Parties (with parents) 38% Driving around 27%
  8. 8. Why do Livonia teens drink? Everyone's doing it 70% Nothing fun to do 41% Bored 38%
  9. 9. Why do Livonia kids get  away with drinking? Parents are clueless 91% Parents are ok with it 38% Parents don't want to argue 30% Parents believe everyone  26% does it
  10. 10. Project Alert 2007 During the past 30 days, how many times did you consume alcohol? 100 86.14 80 Percent 60 40 10.89 20 1.32 0.99 0.66 0 0 None 1-2 Times 3-5 Times 6-9 Times 10-19 20+ Times Times 7th Grade Behavior
  11. 11. Monitoring the Future 2008 Over your lifetime, have you consumed alcohol? 80 71.9 70 58.3 60 50 Percent 38.9 40 30 20 10 0 8th grade 10th grade 12th grade Lifetime Use
  12. 12. Search Institute 2007 During the last 12 months, how many times did you consume alcohol? 44 50 40 Percent 30 20 13 11 10 8 7 10 4 3 0 None Once Twice 3-5 6-9 10-19 20-39 40+ times times times times times 9th Grade Behavior
  13. 13. Search Institute 2007 During the last 30 days, how many times did you consume alcohol? 66 70 60 50 Percent 40 30 11 20 8 8 4 3 10 1 0 0 None Once Twice 3-5 6-9 10-19 20-39 40+ times times times times times 9th Grade Behavior
  14. 14. Search Institute 2007 Over the last two weeks, how many times have you consumed five or more drinks in a row? 100 78 80 Percent 60 40 20 7 6 4 2 2 0 None Once Twice 3-5 times 6-9 times 10+ times 9th Grade Behavior
  15. 15. Search Institute 2007 How upset do you think your parents would be if they found out you were drinking? 70 59 60 50 Percent 40 30 22 20 12 5 10 1 0 Not at All A Little Somewhat Very Extremely 9th Grade Attitudes
  16. 16. Search Institute 2007 In the last 12 months, how many times have you been to a party where other kids were drinking? 60 48 50 40 Percent 30 17 14 20 12 10 10 0 Never Once Twice 3-4 Times 5+ Times 9th Grade Behavior
  17. 17. Search Institute 2007 In the last 12 months, how many times have you ridden in a car whose driver had been drinking? 80 69 60 Percent 40 12 20 8 6 6 0 Never Once Twice 3-4 Times 5+ Times 9th Grade Behavior
  18. 18. Search Institute 2007 If you had an important concern about alcohol, would you talk to your parents about it? 25 22 22 22 18 20 16 Percent 15 10 5 0 No Probably Not Not Sure Probably Yes 9th Grade Attitudes
  19. 19. Search Institute 2007 How often do your parents ask you where you are going and with whom you will be? 60 52 50 40 Percent 31 30 20 10 5 10 2 0 Never Seldom Sometimes Most of the All of the time time 9th Grade Attitudes
  20. 20. 40 Developmental Assets 1. Family Support- Family life provides high levels of love and support. Support 2. Positive Family Communication - Young person seeks advice/counsel from parents. 3. Other Adult Relationships- Young person receives support from 3+ non-parent adults. 4. Caring Neighborhood- Young person experiences caring neighbors. 5. Caring School Environment- School provides a caring, encouraging environment. 6. Parent Involvement in School- Parents are actively involved in school success. External Assets Empowerment 7. Community Values Youth- Young person perceives that the community value youth. 8. Youth as Resources- Young person are given useful roles in the community. 9. Service to Others- Young person serves in the community one hour or more per week. 10. Safety- Young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood. Boundaries & 11. Family Boundaries- Family has clear rules/consequences and monitors students behavior. Expectations 12. School Boundaries- School provides clear rules and consequences. 13. Neighborhood Boundaries- Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring youth behavior. 14. Adult Role Models- Parents/other adults model positive, responsible behavior. 15. Positive Peer Influence- Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. 16. High Expectations- Both parents and teachers encourage the young person to do well. Constructive 17. Creative Activities- Young person spends 3+ hours per week in lessons in the arts. Use of Time 18. Youth Programs- Young person spends 3+ hours per week in sports. 19. Religious Community- Young person spends one+ hours per week in religious institution. 20. Time at Home- Young person is out with friends 2 or fewer nights per week.
  21. 21. 40 Developmental Assets Commitment 21. Achievement Motivation- Young Person is motivated to do well in school To Learning 22. School Engagement - Young person is actively engaged in learning 23. Homework- Young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day. 24. Bonding to School- Young person cares about his or her school. 25. Reading for Pleasure- Young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week. Internal Assets 26. Caring- Young person places high value on helping other people. Positive 27. Equality/Social Justice- Young person places high value on promoting equality. Values 28. Integrity- Young person acts on convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. 29. Honesty- Young person “tells the truth even when it is not easy.” 30. Responsibility- Young person a accepts and takes personal responsibility. 31. Restraint- Young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use drugs. Social 32. Planning/Decision Making- Young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. Competencies 33. Interpersonal Competence- Young person has empathy, sensitivity, and friendship skills. 34. Cultural Competence- Young person has knowledge of cultures/races/ethnicities. 35. Resistance Skills- Young person can resist negative peer pressure/dangerous situations. 36. Peaceful Conflict Resolution- Young person seeks to resolve conflict nonviolently. Positive 37. Personal Power- Young person feels he/she has control over “things that happen to me.” 38. Self-Esteem- Young person reports having a high self-esteem. Identity 39. Sense of Purpose- Young person reports that “my life has a purpose.” 40. Positive View of Personal Future- Young person is optimistic about personal future.
  22. 22. Search Institute 2007 During the last 30 days, did you consume alcohol once or more? 65 70 60 50 37 Percent 40 30 15 20 4 10 0 0-10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 Assets 9th Grade Risk-Taking Behavior by Asset
  23. 23. Search Institute 2007 During the last two weeks, did you get drunk? 60 50 50 40 Percent 30 22 20 7 10 0 0 0-10 Assets 11-20 Assets 21-30 Assets 31-40 Assets 9th Grade Risk-Taking Behavior by Asset
  24. 24. Livonia Public Schools Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Intervention Efforts Elementary Middle School High School • Health Class • Health • Health Curriculum Class Class • Elementary Curriculum Curriculum Student Assistance • Student • Student Program Assistance Assistance • D.A.R.E. at Program Program Cooper and • Police • Police Johnson • Red Ribbon Liaison Liaison Week Officer Officer • Red • Red Ribbon Ribbon Week Week
  25. 25. Be a Parent Not a Pal
  26. 26. 100% of all alcohol consumed by minors came from an adult. Alcohol is the number one drug used by youth. In Michigan, it is estimated that underage alcohol use costs $2 billion. Approximately one in four parents have allowed their own child to drink under their supervision. Approximately one in twelve parents have allowed someone else’s child to drink under their supervision.
  27. 27. Underage Drinking: Myth and Fact
  28. 28. Myth: All teenagers will drink at some point, no matter how hard we try to stop them. Fact: Although underage drinking is a serious problem, 81 percent of adolescents ages 12 to 17 have chosen not to drink in the past year.
  29. 29. Myth: My son or daughter knows everything about drinking, so we don’t need to talk about it. Fact: Many teenagers have dangerous misconceptions about alcohol--for example, they don’t realize that wine coolers have the same alcohol content as a shot of distilled spirits, or they think they can sober up by drinking coffee or getting fresh air.
  30. 30. Myth: What parents say or do won’t make any difference; teenagers only listen to their friends. Fact: Parents can be very influential. A study of adolescents and their families conducted by the Research Institute on Addictions revealed that both adolescent girls and adolescent boys whose parents supervise their friendships and activities are less likely to engage in problem behaviors, including drinking, and that this was true regardless of race or income level.
  31. 31. Myth: He only drinks beer. It’s a phase--he’ll get over it, just like I did. Fact: Adolescents who begin drinking before age 15 or younger are four times more likely to develop problems with alcohol use and dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21 or older. Many engage in binge drinking, which is drinking five or more drinks on one occasion. Some people mistakenly believe that beer and wine are light in alcohol content; in fact, they have the same alcohol content.
  32. 32. What is a Drink? A standard drink is 12 grams of alcohol, which is equal to: One 12-ounce bottle of beer One 12-ounce wine cooler One 5-ounce glass of wine 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits
  33. 33. Myth: It’s okay for young people to drink, just as long as they don’t drive. The worst that can happen is they’ll wake up with a terrible hangover. Fact: Wrong: The worse thing that can happen is that they won’t wake up at all. A person can drink enough to kill him or herself in a couple of hours by drinking a large amount of alcohol quickly. When the blood alcohol content reaches a certain concentration, heart rate and respiration can shut down. Drinking also increases the risk of injury from car crashes, falls, burns, drowning, and suicide, as well as the chance that a young person will commit a crime or become a victim of crime.
  34. 34. Myth: One drink does not affect driving. Fact: Youthful age has been cited as one of the most important variables related to crash risk. Young drivers are inexperienced not only in driving but also in drinking and in combining the two activities. According to one study, each 0.02-percent increase in blood alcohol content (BAC) above 0.00 percent places 16- to 20-year-old drivers at greater risk for a crash than older drivers. Roadside surveys indicate that young people are less likely than adults to drive after drinking; however, especially at low and moderate BAC’s, their crash rates are substantially higher than those of other groups.
  35. 35. Myth: Alcohol is not such a big deal, compared with illicit drugs. Fact: Alcohol is a factor in the three leading causes of deaths among 14- and 15- year-olds: unintentional injuries, homicides, and suicides.
  36. 36. THE GOOD NEWS Teens continue to list their parents as a key source of information regarding risky behavior, including underage drinking. Most teens list “at home” or “at a friend’s house” as the most common place they use alcohol. These are two places where adults, particularly parents, have a great deal of control. If we know where they are using alcohol, we can stop the behavior.
  37. 37. Most teens list weekends as the most common time they use alcohol. This gives adults, particularly parents, an opportunity to intervene with teen’s use of alcohol. If we know when they are drinking, we can stop the behavior. The percent of teens who drink alcohol has gone down in the last 25 years. We are making a difference!
  38. 38. The Facts Are Clear: Using alcohol during the developmental years of adolescence is dangerous. With increased chances for addiction later in life, increased chances of risky behavior, decreased school performance, increased chances for violence, unplanned and risky sexual activity, legal issues, and a good chance to generally make a fool out of themselves, teens would be better off not using alcohol. It is our job, as adults, to help them make that choice easier.
  39. 39. Underage drinking is not a minor problem. Helping end it is everybody’s business.
  40. 40. QUIZ  TIME!
  41. 41. Do you…. Tell your  child that you disapprove of underage drinking? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  42. 42. Do you…. Monitor Teens while  they are in your home? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  43. 43. Do you…. Set a curfew and consistently  enforce house rules? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  44. 44. Do you…. Inquire of another  parent about a  gathering or party to  verify safe situations  and supervised  homes? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  45. 45. Do you…. Welcome  telephone calls at  your home  verifying  supervision of  gatherings at your  own home? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  46. 46. Check levels of open  Do you…. alcohol beverages  in your home? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  47. 47. Do you…. Talk to your  teen daily? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  48. 48. Do you…. Attempt to meet  your child's  friends and their  parents as their  environment  changes? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  49. 49. Do you…. Call authorities or other parents to report unsafe situations, parties or gatherings? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  50. 50. Do you…. Help your child  figure out how to  handle risky  situations with a  plan of action? a) Always (3) b) Sometimes (2) c) Never (1)
  51. 51. How Does Your Score Compare?
  52. 52. Banner Design Contest Be Drug-and-Alcohol-Free
  53. 53. 1st Place: Kelsey Rygiel
  54. 54. 2nd Place: Lauren Wilson
  55. 55. 3rd Place: Samantha Hirzel
  56. 56. Honorable Mention: Missina Ormsby’s Digital Imaging & Design Students