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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.

New Resources for Summer Prevention and Celebrating Safely


Now Available in Spanish: Popular Prevention Resources from SAMHSA

SAMHSA has released Spanish-language versions of its underage drinking prevention fact sheets and data visualizations. These resources help parents and youth who are Spanish speaking learn more about the risks and harms caused by underage drinking and why it’s important to prevent underage alcohol use by youth and young adults.

Fact sheets:

Data visualizations:

This Summer, Urge Parents to Talk With Graduates About Celebrating Safely

NIAAA’s new fact sheet “Parents—Talk With Your High School Grads About Celebrating Safely” is a key prevention resource for parents this summer. It emphasizes the important role they play in preventing underage drinking and provides information about the negative impact of alcohol on a teenager’s developing brain, the importance of setting rules about alcohol use, and why serving as a role model is important. Parents are encouraged to talk with their teens—and other parents in their communities—to support alcohol-free celebrations and protect graduating teens from the dangerous consequences of alcohol use.

Communities Talk About Webinar Available for On-Demand Viewing

SAMHSA recently launched a new online learning series called “Communities Talk About…”. The inaugural webinar episode, “Communities Talk About: Young Adult Leadership in Addressing Intersectionality to Advance Prevention,” explored the importance of prevention strategies that prioritize the intersecting identities and lived experiences of youth and young adults. The session also focused on the role of youth leadership in the success of those strategies. Watch the on-demand video of the webinar to learn more about implementing these prevention strategies in your community!