What Every School Counselor Should Know About Underage Drinking
Underage drinking is a reality that school counselors encounter frequently. It is important for school counselors to understand the facts about underage drinking, including why kids drink, short- and long-term consequences of drinking and the role parents and schools play in helping to prevent alcohol use and alcohol-related problems. Schools in particular can provide students with the knowledge, skills, motivation and opportunities to remain safe and resist the temptations to drink. Hear how to address the issue of underage drinking from the perspective of adolescent development, adolescent brain function and overall health and safety.
Learning objectives:
After attending this webinar you should be able to:
  1. Identify common underage drinking patterns.
  2. Explain how alcohol affects the developing teenage brain.
  3. Discuss long- and short-term consequences of underage drinking.
  4. Identify what you and parents can do to help prevent and manage underage drinking.
Aaron White, Ph.D., is the senior scientific advisor to the director at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and is an expert in adolescent development, the influence of alcohol and other drugs on adolescent development and strategies for promoting adolescent health. He has appeared in dozens of educational videos and documentaries and is featured regularly as an NIAAA expert in news stories. White has delivered hundreds of presentations and published 50+ scientific articles and book chapters, mostly related to excessive alcohol use and its impact on adolescent brain function and behavior.
Apr. 18, 2018, 1 p.m. Eastern