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Communities Talk What’s New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

Social Media to Promote your Event, #CommunitiesTalk Twitter Chat, and Upcoming Webinar: Maximizing the Power of Youth and Young Adult Leadership


Social Media to Promote Your Communities Talk Event
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. How can you use these social media platforms to promote your Communities Talk event? The Communities Talk Social Media Guide provides tips for using social media, from selecting platforms to guidelines for writing and posting content. SAMHSA also provides sample content to promote your event. Visit the Sample Content Overview to browse the messages and choose the ones that may resonate best with your community.

#CommunitiesTalk Twitter Chat
Are you a prevention professional on a college or university campus? On June 4, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) co-hosted a Twitter chat with Communities Talk about preventing and reducing college student drinking. Check it out by searching #CommunitiesTalk on Twitter. The chat discussed groups that are most at-risk for binge drinking among college students, activities and programs that have worked on college campuses, and resources used for planning underage drinking prevention programs on campus. Don't have a Twitter account? You can see what was discussed by clicking http://twubs.com/communitiestalk.

SAMHSA has resources for college and university prevention professionals to use when educating their communities about the risks and harms associated with underage college drinking. Move your college community to action with these resources:

Upcoming Webinar: “Leading the Way: Maximizing the Power of Youth and Young Adult Leadership in Communities Talk” on June 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
Register now for SAMHSA’s Communities Talk webinar featuring insights from youth presenters on increasing youth engagement in your underage drinking prevention efforts. When youth are involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating Communities Talk events, they are more invested in reducing substance misuse and underage drinking. Their meaningful involvement is a powerful force for positive behavior change among their peers. Keep an eye out for registration information.