This webinar examines the potential influence of various forms of media on teens’ decision to drink. The session will look at music, movies, TV shows and other popular media to decipher the potential take-away messages that kids could internalize. Alcohol advertising in particular will be explored in terms of the contents that grab kids’ attention and the messages ads send about alcohol once our kids are paying attention. This session can be used to raise the awareness of prevention professionals or youth leaders about the tactics of the alcohol industry. The webinar will close with a discussion of how this information can be used to make parents more aware and willing to talk to their kids about media literacy.
This training is designed for Substance Abuse Block Grant Prevention Staff and other community-based youth advocates who wish to learn more about integrating youth and younger adults in overall community-based activities.
The event is intended to serve the professional needs of moderately experienced professionals or anyone interested in improving their ability to better manage projects.
Dana Mitchell - Prevention Coordinator, Dover Youth to Youth - Dover Police Department
Dover Youth to Youth Participants
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 Administration.