Every child comes with two anti-drinking devices. Parents, learn the sobering truth about underage drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse states that kids who are drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime, have serious problems in school, and be involved in drinking-related traffic crashes. Take advantage of the myriad of free tools, online activities, and resources available in regards to keeping our youth safe and alcohol-free. Feel free to print them out and pass them on!
It is the hope of Kamiah School District that this policy will benefit all students who participate in athletic activities. This philosophy is an effort to address what we perceive to be a real problem in our society and in the schools. We believe this program will help create a drug free environment in Kamiah School District.
A Family Guide to Underage Drinking Prevention by SAMHSA
List of 7 key reasons why parents need to step up and not tolerate underage drinking.
Did you know that allowing your child to drink before they are 21 hinders their brain development and increases their chances of becoming alcohol dependent by more than 6 times? The objective of BeTheParents.org is to eliminate underage drinking in Idaho, along with the devastating effects that alcohol has on children. We do this by motivating and enabling parents to take a more active role in keeping their children alcohol-free. Research shows parental disapproval of underage drinking is the #1 reason youth choose not to drink. (SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.) Pledge to talk to your children about the dangers of underage drinking. You’ll receive information on how and why you need to start this critical conversation. Also, please like our page and visit BeTheParents.org for more information.
Here is an update from Alisha Passey of BYDC's Promise on FDA moving to eliminate the combination of energy drinks and alcohol.
Parents need to understand that they are an integral and effective part of substance use prevention.
ESTA COMPROBADO: Una nueva investigacion demuestra que el alcohol afecta el desarrollo del cerebro adolescente de manera diferente al de un adulto. La memoria, el aprendizaje y control de los impulsos pueden verse afectados seriamente. El riesgo de adiccion aumenta dramaticamente. Asi que hable con sus hijos sobre los peligros del alcohol e incorporen en su vida reglas claras para prevenir el consumo.
With ideas on how to start talking, scripts on what to say, and tips for answering the tough questions, this kit can help you keep the child in your life healthy and drug-free.
School personnel spend more time with our children than any other professionals and are thus in a valuable position, through appropriate knowledge and action, to prevent suicide among students.
This is an EXCELLENT PowerPoint called "Alcohol and Drug Awareness & Prevention Program" created by Becky Leatham & Alisha Passey of the Bonneville Youth Development Council. The PowerPoint explains teen attitudes about themselves and their lives.
Drugged driving, or driving under the influence of drugs, is a much bigger health threat than most Americans realize and unfortunately, it is a growing trend.
Alcohol can literally stunt the way an adolescent brain grows, making it harder to think, remember things and make good judgments. Read this newspaper insert about the neurological effects of underage drinking and the power of parental prevention efforts.
Teaching tools created by ParentsEmpowered for parents on how alcohol can damage a teens developing brain causing brain impairment and addiction.
Learn the Facts: The sobering truth about underage drinking
Prevention Skills Overview: Skills and tips to prevent underage drinking
Creating a conversation with children is an effective way to prevent underage drinking. The following activity can be used during family meals to start conversations with children.
Idaho Drug Free Youth: Organized by region, city, populations served and contact phone number.
5 popular myths against the drinking age of 21 unraveled and dispelled by MADD.
Underage drinking doesn’t always occur directly under your roof. This is a great tool provided by Boise State University to learn how to effectively communicate with your college student about alcohol abuse.
A Collective Responsibility” Community involvement is extremely important. This is an executive summary of a strategy proposed to create and sustain a broad societal commitment to reduce underage drinking.
Do you know what the state laws are surrounding underage drinking? The University of Idaho partnered with the Idaho Law Foundation to educate young adults about their rights and responsibilities under the law as they transition from childhood to adulthood.
To prevent and reduce underage drinking. What it means to YOU.
US Department of Health and Human Services overview of America’s Underage Drinking Problem. It encompasses the scope of the problem, prevention and reduction efforts, as well as a vision for the future.