Summertime is here which means more staying out, staying up and an overall increase in free-time activities for many teens. Teens are more likely to be on the road this time of year; but parents beware, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the "100 Deadliest Days" for teen drivers. According to AAA, an average of 399 teens died in traffic crashes during each of the summer months (May-August), compared to a monthly average of 346 teen deaths during non-summer months. The seven most dangerous days on the road for teens during summer are May 20, May 23, June 10, July 4, July 9, August 8 and August 14.
Just in time, the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) will be hosting an online webinar to provide families with skills to help keep teens safe.
Please join the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce by attending this important webinar.
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:14 p.m. ET
Registration Link: http://www.udetc.org/audioconfregistration.asp
Successful Family Skills to Prevent Underage Drinking will discuss seven essential family skills, such as; communicating politely, establishing rules and routines for success, setting boundaries, monitoring youth activities, using positive discipline, etc.
“The webinar will discuss strategies to help prevent underage drinking and substance abuse in families,” stated Cathy Finck, Coordinator for Cobb Alcohol Taskforce. “Parents do not want to miss this opportunity to learn these skills that have been proven to help keep your teens safe from the dangers of underage and youth binge drinking.”
For more information on the webinar and to register go to http://www.udetc.org/audioconfregistration.asp