Course Description: This session will introduce the participant to the concept of conducting alcohol and tobacco purchase surveys as a mechanism to effectuate change in the community regarding age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco. The session will discuss the need to conduct purchase surveys utilizing standardized protocols, collecting appropriate data points, and sharing the results with the community, stakeholders, and enforcement agencies to persuade those sectors of the importance of active compliance in reducing the sales of alcohol and tobacco products to underage youth.
In this session the participant will be able to distinguish the difference between a compliance check investigation and a purchase survey.
In this session the participant will learn the benefits of a conducting “young adult alcohol & tobacco purchase surveys”.
In this session the participant will learn the “Best Practice” steps for conducting “young adult alcohol & tobacco purchase surveys”.
In this session the participant will learn to collect appropriate data points to share with change leaders in the community.
In this session the participant will learn the required NC DHHS Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) policies to ensure consistency in performance.
Presenter: Nancy McGee
Skill Level: The event is intended to serve the needs of all skill levels. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THIS TRAINING CONTENT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR NOR APPLICABLE TO YOUNG ADULTS.
The training is intended for provider and coalition staff who will be implementing purchase surveys. The training is required for supervisors/coordinators who will be in charge of planning and overseeing implementation. If chaperones/monitors have already been identified, they are welcome to attend, but it is not required. The training is not required for young adults recruited to make purchase attempts. Attendance at one of the two sessions is a requirement for any organization that intends to conduct purchase surveys.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
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