Greetings! Here is your monthly update from Prevention First about programs, training, resources and prevention news from trusted sources.
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

Arthur Ashe

New look, same great resources
We are excited about the new look of the Prevention First website ! You will find familiar pages that showcase the many training events Prevention First programs offer, as well as a new Resources section that provides fact sheets to download, toolkits, and links to even more resources. We now bring you featured events and public awareness campaigns directly from the homepage.

If you haven’t been to our website in a while, now is a great time to visit! 
Alcohol Advertising Restrictions

Children and adolescents regularly view alcohol advertisements in their environment. Typically, alcohol advertisements are lacking or altogether missing any information on the risks associated with alcohol consumption. Alcohol advertising restriction policies are focused on addressing permissive community norms. When youth live in communities where underage drinking is a low priority and adults convey a permissive attitude towards underage drinking, it undermines their ability to grow and thrive in safe and healthy communities.

Communities that restrict alcohol advertisers and advertisements send a message to young people that underage alcohol use is not tolerated by the community. The APRC has a downloadable fact sheet highlighting the importance of implementing Alcohol Advertising Restrictions.  Tips on passing a successful ordinance and a downloadable infographic on the steps to passing an ordinance are also available on the APRC website .  

Check out the Training Highlight section to register for the upcoming Alcohol Advertising Effects on Adolescents webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Henrichs or Jody Heavilin .
We need to hear from all of you!

What does the new normal look like for you? How can we help? What do you need from us to keep your programming going and youth engaged?

These are just a few of the questions we need you to answer for us. We want to provide you with the support and resource to help students in this uncertain time.

What do you foresee working on this year? Substance misuse, traffic safety, mental health & well being?

Please click to answer a few questions and help us prioritize the support and resources we need to provide to you and your youth.

Thank you!
COVID-19 Training Policy

Prevention First remains committed to providing you with outstanding classroom-based training and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all. Toward this end, we have established a COVID-19 Training Policy that is in effect immediately and until further notice. Prevention First will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines and federal, state, and local mandates regarding COVID-19 safeguards. We will continue to monitor and share updates and changes to COVID-19 guidance and adjust our policy accordingly.

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Live Training Events
Too Good for Drugs: High School

Too Good for Drugs: Middle School

Too Good for Drugs: Middle School

Foundations of Youth Prevention

Too Good for Drugs: High School
Alcohol Advertising
Effects on Adolescents

Tuesday, August 18 th
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This webinar will review some of the background, theory, and research on the appeal of alcohol advertising to adolescents, as well as the effects of ad exposure on underage alcohol use.

Presenter: Dr. Alisa Padon
Archived Webinars
at Prevention First

Did you miss a Prevention First live webinar? We've got ya covered!

Check out Archived Webinar in the sidebar of SUPP Training Events. In each description is a link to the recording. Simply complete the registration and submit. The recording will begin and you are ready to go!

NOTE: CEUs are not offered for recorded webinars.
Have you visited the RESOURCES section of the Prevention First website? We create and collect helpful resources for substance use prevention and related issues. Resources include printable documents, video links, full toolkits and curriculums, resource guides, tip sheets and links to agencies that have even more resources.

Highlighted this month are resources from Sesame Street in Communities addressing children dealing with Parental Addiction. Click the image above to view the video.