The Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center, July 2021
This is a recording of the RIPRC’s PFS Panel Discussion, which was held on July 20th, 2021. During this webinar, the PFS (Partnerships for Success) Panel addresses education and messaging around best practices regarding alcohol sales during COVID. The PFS grant focuses on reducing underage drinking and reducing alcohol-related harms to youth in Rhode Island by utilizing evidence-based programs to educate youth and adults and reduce access to alcohol by minors. This session provides information on the importance of the Social Host Law and its impact on parents/guardians not allowing underage drinking to occur in and on their property, as well as violations of the law and its role in reducing risks associated with youths and alcohol. During the webinar, Steven Eiland and Scott McGovney discuss a new “SAFE HOMES” initiative that focuses on educating parents and the community, pledging involvement in reducing alcohol in the homes. This panel also discusses the use of community surveys to gather information on challenges and best practices employed by businesses to reduce youth access to alcohol during COVID, as well as an analysis of what other methods can be employed to further reduce alcohol sales to youth.
To view this recorded webinar, click here.