Partners for Healthier Communities, a Program of Goodall Hospital, Looks to Connect Families to Discuss Underage Drinking
Underage drinking is a serious problem inMaine, and parents can be a powerful influence in preventing youth from drinking. In fact, according to data reported in the Maine Youth Drug Alcohol Use Survey, teens are far less likely to drink alcohol if they believe their parents will disapprove or if they believe their parents will find out. Yet alcohol can be a tricky subject, and all to often, parents are unsure about how to talk about it with other parents.
Partners for Healthier Communities, a program of Goodall Hospital, is looking for parents who would like to host a Table Talk discussion. This initiative is tailored to help parents gain knowledge about teen alcohol use and offers pointers on how to approach the subject with youth.
Table Talks: Parents Connecting for Alcohol Free Youth brings parents together to discuss underage drinking in an informal setting. The discussions, usually held in a parent’s home, are led by trained facilitators who will share some of the latest research around underage drinking, and will help parents discuss underage drinking and how to prevent it.
Parents who would like to get involved should contact Connie Roux at email@example.com or call 490-7704, ext. 311. Also for more information, check out Office of Substance Abuse, http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/osa/prevention/adult/tabletalks/index.htm