Monday, December 3, 2012

Upcoming Webinars Tackle Underage Drinking

The Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center released its monthly Resource Alert Summary and included dates for a few upcoming webinars that explore the topic and consequences of underage drinking from several unique perspectives.  See below for more information:

Maximizing Today’s Technology to Reduce Underage Drinking

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012 

Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Speakers:  Officer John Schutt, Las Vegas Police Department, NV;  Jared Olson, Traffic Safety Prosecutor, Boise, ID

Everywhere we look, technology is being leveraged to make our lives move faster and more efficiently.  Officer John Schutt will provide an overview of how geographic information systems (GIS) mapping helped the Las Vegas PD focus their EUDL enforcement efforts, resulting in improved alcohol retailer compliance. Traffic Safety Prosecutor Jared Olson will add to the discussion sharing how social networking platforms can be used to develop local intelligence regarding underage drinking events and serve as a foundation for preventative action.  Registrants will learn how using today’s technology can be tools to strategically deploy resources.

Motivational Interviewing: How to Communicate with Defendants and Respondents to Motivate Them to Succeed

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013     

Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Speaker: Roxanne Bailin, Chief Judge, Boulder, Colorado

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented method of communication with particular attention to the language of change. Motivational Interviewing has been shown to markedly improve outcomes for defendants, parents, and juveniles in terms of reducing substance use; changing antisocial attitudes, values, and beliefs; reducing negative peer associates; promoting identification with pro-social role models; increasing self-regulation skills, and increasing relapse prevention skills. Registrants will learn more about this method in this enlightening webinar.                      

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Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013     

Time: 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET

Speaker:  Aaron White, PhD. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and Abuse, MD

Dr. White will share the most recent and compelling research on the effect of alcohol on the developing brain. He brings together a developmental understanding of the adolescent and the structural changes that the brain undergoes which affects behavioral choices. Registrants will learn how early alcohol use can be damaging to the critical developmental process occurring in the brain and the necessity to deter underage drinking.

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