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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The PLCB offers a variety of programs, activities, and grants to help prevent underage drinking. If you're working to prevent alcohol-related problems in Pennsylvania, check out the webpage below to read about our programs to learn how we can help.

In addition to a list of legal facts concerning underage drinking, this website offers links to various materials that teachers can use to educate themselves and their students on the dangers of alcohol. To view these programs and brochures, please click here.

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Strategies to prevent underage drinking

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Science Education: Teacher Curricular Materials

This and more information like this is available at Alcoholfreechildren.org

Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix: Fact Sheet

Ask, Listen, Learn and the Century Council put together this document to make parents aware of how early some adolescents begin drinking alcohol. While 65% of children identify parents as their main influence in deciding whether or not to drink, 36% have never spoken to their parents about alcohol.

Most Teens Get Alcohol From Parents, Friends

In a report from the American Medical Association (AMA), it was discovered that nearly 25% of all teens age 13 to 18 obtained alcohol from their parents. And while a small percentage of parents indicated that they had allowed their children and their friends to have alcohol under supervision, a startling 27% of teens reported attending parties where youth were drinking with parents present.

Alcohol Violations and Consequences

Breaking the law is no joke. Alcohol violators face large fines and may even be sentenced to jail time. One night of partying could cost a lot more than you may think.

In the downloadable Code Packet Booklet (below), you will find a listing of excerpts from the Pennsylvania Crimes Code - Title 18 and the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code - Title 75 and Title 30. These excerpts list penalties, including fines and jail time, for alcohol violations. Violators may be faced with fines from $300 to $5,000 and may be sentenced to anywhere from one to ten years imprisonment.

Additional links for Teachers to check out:

Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

Here you’ll find the necessary information for implementing the Building Blocks program in your classroom. Dedicated to helping parents and children make healthy choices, this program teaches through the use of handouts, coloring books, and age-appropriate information.

http://bblocks.samhsa.gov/Educators/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's (NIAAA’s) science curriculum materials

This website provides teachers with downloadable and orderable resources for educating their students on alcohol and its effects. A wide variety of materials are available, from flyers and flash cards to CD-ROMs and videos.

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Science/main.htm

Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior, Grades 7-8

This free supplement provides both print and online methods for teaching students about the dangers of alcohol use, drunk driving, and other topics.

http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements/nih3/alcohol/default.htm

Better Safe Than Sorry

This publication seeks to educate middle school students on the dangers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Supplemental materials such as PowerPoint and video presentations are also available.

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Science/curriculum.html

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Toolbox for Teachers

Another location for information on FAS, this website offers a toolbox for teachers that covers classroom management, learning strategies, and education resources.

http://www.do2learn.com/disabilities/FASDtoolbox/index.htm

Poster: Five Rules for Safe [Children] Riding

This downloadable poster can be used to help children deal with the situation of being in a car driven by someone under the influence of alcohol.

http://www.madd.org/docs/5rules.pdf

Indiana University PREVENTION WEBSITE

This website offers survey data about student alcohol and drug usage. A list of publications can also be accessed for helping inform students about the risks of alcohol.

http://www.drugs.indiana.edu

Century Council

Operating under the premise of open communication, this non-profit center provides a wealth of programs dedicated to helping teachers educate their students on drunk driving and underage drinking. A variety of innovative CD-ROMs are also available for use in the classroom.

http://www.centurycouncil.org/main/educators.html

Stop Alcohol Abuse

This federal website provides resources and information, broken out by age group, about underage alcohol use and provides tips for teachers looking to address the subject with their students.

http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/educators.aspx

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

This website provides teachers with a list of alcohol abuse warning signs, questions to ask their students about alcohol, prevention strategies for underage drinking, and information on establishing policies that clearly state expectations and penalties regarding alcohol use by students.

http://www.alcoholfreechildren.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Applied Studies

This website provides the latest available national and State survey data on underage drinking. A list that highlights the various SAMHSA reports are included on the risk factors and consequences associated with underage drinking.

http://oas.samhsa.gov/

State Treatment Planning Area data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Office of Applied Studies

This website provides the latest available data on the rates of underage drinking and binge drinking by areas within States that have been designated as substance abuse treatment planning areas. In addition to the data tables, the website includes national maps showing the definition and relative position of each treatment planning area.

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/subState2k6/underage.htm

Statewide Underage Drinking Curriculm

Underage drinking contributes to a variety of health, safety, and social problems affecting youth, including poor academic performance, violence, early and unprotected sex, car crashes, and fatalities. This curriculum should be presented to successfully limit or eliminate underage drinking.

Every program developed should include educating the students on the effects of alcohol on their bodies, teaching them how to separate fact from fiction in alcohol marketing, showing them how to recognize and deal with peer pressure, and helping them to change their attitude and those of their community in regards to underage drinking.

This is accomplished through an approach which combines individual change with environmental change. Mentoring, peer education, parenting classes, communication through the faith community and health care providers, and addressing public policy are avenues that must be explored together to achieve the highest rate of success.

For more information on available curricula, please follow this link: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/alcohol/dotpartners/chapter_3.htm