This spring Larchmont Mamaroneck RADAR is focusing its public awareness efforts on the problem of underage drinking. The new campaign addresses parents and empowers them to take a stand against alcohol use by teens. The theme of the campaign, “Be a Parent, Not a Friend,” was developed to reassure parents that the role they play in the health, safety and development of their teenage children is critical. “We parents tend to think that peers are the primary influence on the choices our teens make,” says Janet Buchbinder, president of Larchmont-Mamaroneck RADAR. “But all the research shows that parents are the most influential factor in a teenager’s life. “
Join us for our Community Kick-off Event:
Parenting and Prevention Expert Mike Nerney will discuss:
“Why teens shouldn’t drink, and how parents can make a difference.”
Tuesday, April 17th 7:30 pm Hommocks Auditorium
Is a public awareness campaign designed to educate parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol to teens as well as the legal ramifications in New York of permitting alcohol to be consumed in their home by anyone other than their own child, even with the other parents’ permission.
The "Parents Who Host" campaign runs each year from April through June during Prom and Graduation season when underage drinking parties are more prevalent. The intent is to reach parents and other adults with this important message through different methods across the community.
The campaign was developed by Drug-Free Action Alliance in 2000. www.drugfreeactionalliance.org For a recent article about the legal consequences for adults serving liquor to minors, see Teen drinking leads to crackdown on 'cool' parents. A Few Facts about Underage Use of Alcohol: