The following organizations provide specific support and information for educators related to the prevention of underage drinking:
Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking: Educators
On March 6, 2007 Acting U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu issued the Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking, appealing to the Nation to do more to stop America’s 11 million current underage drinkers from using alcohol, and to keep other young people from starting. Below is a link to A Guide to Action for Educators. This Guide to Action for Educators highlights key issues related to underage drinking found in the complete Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking. It was developed to provide educators and other school personnel a guide to what they can do to take action against underage drinking and why.
STOP Underage Drinking Federal Resources
A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here. http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/educators.aspx
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs:
NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities. http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/
Media Detective is a research and activity-based media literacy program for 3rd to 5th grade students, designed to delay or prevent the onset of alcohol and tobacco use. Click here for more information
Media Readyis a research and activity-based media literacy program for 6th to 8th grade students, designed to delay or prevent the onset of alcohol and tobacco use. Click here for more information.