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Preventing Underage Drinking Webinar Series

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) hosted a series of webinars during 2013 on underage drinking. These webinars feature national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking. Select a webinar title below to view the full presentation.

Archived Events

Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking (September 18, 2013)

This webinar explores prevention research that strongly supports the use of comprehensive, integrated programs with multiple complementary components to address underage drinking. Panelists are Traci Toomey, Ph.D., Alcohol Epidemiology Project, University of Minnesota; Nicole Holt, executive director, Texans Standing Tall; and Kerri Calvert, Bloomington Normal Community Campus Committee. This webinar was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Role of Public Health in Preventing Underage Drinking and Excessive Drinking by Adults (June 26, 2013)

Excessive alcohol use, including underage drinking, accounts for an average of 80,000 deaths and 2.3 million Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States each year, and cost the U.S. $223.5 billion in 2006. National experts provide an overview of recent scientific findings on underage and binge drinking in the U.S. as well as Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF)-recommended strategies to address it; examine new research findings on the relationship between state alcohol policies and underage drinking; discuss the current status of alcohol regulations in the U.S.; and present case studies on the translation of CPSTF-recommended strategies into public health practice. This webinar was hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws: Accountability and the Role of the Justice System (May 14, 2013)

National experts discuss the importance of justice system involvement in preventing underage drinking and alcohol’s negative impact on our nation’s youth and public health and safety in general; the crucial role enforcement agencies play in preventing underage drinking; and the role of media and policy advocacy in ensuring that collaborative efforts are successful in moving effective strategies forward. Following their presentations, panelists engage with participants in a live question-and-answer period. This webinar was hosted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.

Shape of the Solution (April 17, 2013)

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. National experts expand on the shape of the solution to underage drinking introduced during the first webinar in the series. The discussions focus on evidence-based strategies for preventing underage drinking that are age and culturally appropriate and address both individual and environmental factors.

Brain Research and Underage Screening – Getting Informed, Preparing to Act. (March 7, 2013)

Hosted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), this webinar features NIAAA experts who will discuss the nature of the problem; alcohol’s effects on the developing brain; contextual factors surrounding underage drinking; and the importance of screening youth for alcohol use, risk for use, and alcohol related problems.

Preventing Underage Drinking: Introduction and Series Overview (January 30, 2013)

U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., and SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., describe the ongoing federal response to underage drinking, including this series of webinars by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking. NIAAA Acting Director Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., discusses the nature and extent of the problem. SAMHSA’s Center of Substance Abuse Prevention Director Frances M. Harding describes the "shape of the solution."