Top Leaders Join the First EVER Community Town Hall on the Prevention of Underage Drinking!
On November 2, 2016, HPDICE sponsored an event called Our Community. Our Kids’ Health. Our Future. This event was tailored around addressing the following data collected by members of the coalition:
60.8% of 12–17 year olds perceive no great risk from having 4–5 drinks at a setting –SAMHSA.gov
29% of Hilton High School students indicated they had at least 1 drink in the last 30 days. – 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- 58% of Hilton High School students indicated they tried their first alcoholic drink between 8 and 16 years’ old –2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- 37.5% of local respondents surveyed indicated they knew someone who purchased, served or allowed someone under the age of 21 to drink/have alcohol– 2015-2016 Local 14468 Survey
- 50% of Monroe County students responded to having one or more drinks in a lifetime compared to 60% of Hilton High School students.– 2015 Monroe County and Hilton District Youth Risk Behavior Survey
- 177 – The number of alcohol related arrests in Hilton and Parma from January 2014 through November 2015. That averages to almost 8 per month. – GRANET
Lee Livermore, Public Educator from the Upstate New York Poison Center, did a wonderful job as Moderator. The event kicked off with opening remarks from Senator Joe Robach followed by a welcoming from Hilton School District Superintendent Casey Kosiorek. Audience members then heard from our panel of experts on ways to address underage drinking in our community.
Peggy Duffy – Personal Testimony STOP-DWI
Deputy Joseph Resch – Social Host Law Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention, C Zone
Nick Mieney,- Home and Automobile Liabilities with respect to underage drinking Agent State Farm
Stephanie Rago, M.Ed, NCC – Parenting Tips Substance Abuse Prevention, Greece CSD
Darlene Schmitt – College Age Drinking (under 21) The College at Brockport
At one point, the audience split out for a brainstorming session led by volunteer Facilitators, the majority who were High School Students. There was quite a buzz during this time where many ideas were generated to help decrease underage drinking in the Hilton Parma Community.
We want to Thank everyone that attended the event and allowed us to use 2 hours of your time in the spirit of helping to make a safer place for kids under 21 around alcohol in our village and town.
Thank you to our sponsors! Please visit their businesses and mention how much you appreciate their support of our efforts towards community wellness.
|Mr. & Mrs. Gary Comardo|