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Webinar: Social Host Policies From Theory to Practice

Social host policies are designed to reduce underage access to alcohol by targeting the social environments in which young people drink. Learn from the experiences of national, state, and community-based underage drinking prevention experts as they discuss ways that organizations might develop, promote passage of, and encourage public compliance with social host legislation. The effectiveness of state laws and local ordinances also are described, as well as challenges to their planning, passage and enforcement. Downloadable speakers’ slides also are provided.

SAMHSA conducted this webinar as part of National Prevention Week, which was from May 18 to 24, 2014. The observance is distinguished by its daily health themes. The health theme for May 19, 2014, was prevention of underage drinking.

Webinar Objectives

  • Learn about social host policies as environmental prevention of underage drinking;
  • Learn about opportunities to engage stakeholders in advocating for social host ordinances, including through youth-led Town Hall Meetings to prevent underage drinking; and
  • Learn about communication strategies to support implementation of social host laws.

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Speaker Slides

Additional Resources

Don't Be a Friend. Be a Parent

(Maryland Prevention Video)

There Are Costs To Being the Life of the Party

(South Carolina Prevention Video)

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking