Mothers Against Drunk Driving Missouri is pleased to announce a new community-based underage drinking prevention program available in our state. Based on scientifically proven results from research conducted by Dr. Robert Turrisi and his colleagues from Pennsylvania State University, MADD has created a parent handbook to provide guidance to parents of teenagers and middle schoolers for communicating with their kids about alcohol. Why parents? Research shows that 74% of kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking alcohol. And alcohol kills more teenagers than all other illegal drugs combined.
The handbook will be given to parents at 30-minute workshops located throughout the community by certified MADD staff and volunteer facilitators. There will be no charge to parents.
If you are interested in learning more about holding program presentations in your community, please contact Missouri Program Specialist Emily Schell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-426-1595, ext. 2964.
MADD Missouri website: http://www.madd.org/local-offices/mo/
Power of Parents website: http://www.madd.org/underage-drinking/the-power-of-parents/