2018 Underage Drinking Prevention Toolkit
It's that time of year again, back to school time! Going back to school doesn't just mean buying new school supplies and finding out which teacher the year will be spent with. It means the start of football season, homecoming games & dances, tailgates, and after parties. This is the perfect time to sit down and have "The Talk" about underage drinking and the consequences that may come about. The Center for Prevention & Counseling hopes that this toolkit will provide you with the information and tools needed to address underage drinking in your school and household. We hope that these campaigns will help in engaging youth in conversations surrounding underage drinking and ultimately prevent them from drinking underage.
Click the above logo to be taken to Parent Advice NJ, The Center's portal for underage drinking & drug use articles, information, and much more !
The Statistics:
The numbers may be alarming, but this toolkit is here to help! Continue to scroll down for more information on how to prevent these statistics from occurring in our youth.

Talk. They Hear You
As parents, we all want what is best for our children. We don’t just wish for it; we put thought, time and energy into making sure our kids develop into well-rounded, happy and healthy young adults. Simple everyday actions and conversations can make a big difference including sharing the highlights of your day - everyday during dinner, or trips in the cars. Research shows that parents, more than any other person or thing, influence their child's decision not to use alcohol.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMSHA) "Talk. They Hear You" campaign focuses on underage drinking prevention. The campaign sets out to help parents, caregivers, and educators start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. Press"View More" too have access to all of the prevention tools of this campaign including: PSAs, helpful articles for having the "tough conversation", action plans, information about the consequences of underage drinking, teacher's tips and so much more.
Parents Who Host Lose The Most:
Don't Be a Party to Teenage Drinking

Parents Who Host is a public awareness program that educates parents about the health and safety risks of providing alcohol to teenagers and increases awareness of and compliance with underage drinking laws.
You can click "View More" to be directed to their website and access information on alcohol, community engagement strategies, and planning tools that can help parents and the community share the messages that teenage alcohol consumption is unacceptable.