Friday, November 28, 2008

Cheshire Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking 11/25

Here's the CCSUD newsletter from Sarah Bourdon, dated November 25:

A group of seven parents completed the Courageous Parenting 101 workshop series earlier this month. It was well received and I am planning on offering it again in January - stay tuned for the dates. This free workshop series focuses on communicating with your children about substance use as well as becoming as familiar with the current trends. Dinner is provided.

Look for our new Social Marketing Campaign " Don't Provide, Don't Excuse, Don't Ignore" posters up around town soon - we are very excited about this new way of getting information out to parents in the Cheshire Community.

Copies of the Parent and Student Surveys are still available - please email me if you would like a copy. There is lots of info in these reports that parents should be aware of!

Did You Know?

26% of our 11th and 12th graders surveyed said that they had ridden in a car with a drunk driver in the past year? BUT 88% of parents surveyed whose child was in 11th or 12th grade said that never happened in the last year........

Mark your calendar - the second community meeting of the CCSUD will be on January 15, 2009 at 7pm in Town Hall. There will be a panel presentation on the state drinking age - should it remain at 21 or should it be dropped back to 18???? Panel presenters will be announced soon.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

IMO, everyone has it backward. Instead of lowering the drinking age to 18, the age of majority should be raised to 21. The gray zone between 18-21 would no longer be gray.