Preventing Underage Alcohol Use Part 1: Identifying and Understanding the Data


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Cost: FREE

Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance)

Target Audience: Professionals or organizations; Community members (members of a community or consumers); Students or educators (including faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.)

Developed for: SAMHSA Region 3


Underage alcohol use continues to be an ongoing challenge facing prevention professionals. Use rates have generally been in decline for many years; however, alcohol continues to be the most used substance among youth. As such, underage alcohol use remains a key prevention priority, including addressing heavy and binge use and its consequences. This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of the current state of underage drinking and related prevention efforts for both younger youth and college-aged underage drinkers. Part 1 will review national and Central East regional data and discuss relevant issues surrounding underage alcohol use. Part 2 will provide information on culturally responsive evidence-based practices for preventing underage alcohol use.


This webinar will provide a broad overview of the current state of underage drinking and related prevention efforts. It will begin by reviewing the most common data sources for underage alcohol consumption and discuss opportunities to improve and expand data collection efforts. The webinar will then summarize the most recent data on alcohol use prevalence and patterns, as well as the consequences of use, at the national level and for the Central East Region (HHS Region 3). It will also describe the research on risk and protective factors for alcohol use among young people. Lastly, it will provide information on how the social determinants of health play a role in underage alcohol use rates.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Describe underage alcohol data sources and opportunities to expand data collection

2. Explain the scope of underage alcohol use and consequences in the Central East region and nationally

3. Identify risk and protective factors relevant to underage alcohol use

4. Recognize the effect of the social determinants of health on underage alcohol use



Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.



Olivia StuartOlivia Stuart, MSW  supports the training & technical assistance (T/TA) team in the development and delivery of knowledge translation products across multiple projects. In this capacity, she assists with webinars, literature reviews, and infographics on a range of behavioral health topics. Prior to joining Carnevale Associates, Olivia interned with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center where she supported projects to reduce inequities in the criminal justice system. Olivia also served as a Graduate Research Supervisor at George Mason University and worked for several years in LGBTQ+ advocacy and fundraising. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from George Mason University.



In order to be eligible for the contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].

Starts: Apr. 9, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 9, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 9, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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