ANTI-DRUG UPDATE – April 8, 2013
NEW ATI ACTIVITIES: HOW TO KEEP YOUR TEENS SAFE DURING PROM AND GRADUATION SEASON
ONDCP’s “Above the Influence” campaign launches two new youth activities to raise teen’s awareness of risks during this time of year
(Washington D.C.) – With prom and graduation season approaching, teens are soaring with excitement and eager to celebrate these end-of-year moments free from all restraints. But with so many celebrations, it is also a time of increased pressure to fall under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors.
To help teens “stay above” these pressure-filled moments, the “Above the Influence” campaign is launchingtwo NEW youth activities designed to raise awareness of the added risks and challenges youth face during this time of the year. The ATI campaign is offering a webinar to provide partners with guidance on how to successfully plan and implement these activities in their communities.
In preview of the webinar, the two feature activities include the following:
- “Picture It”engages teens in a discussion and a photo-sharing exercise that highlights the potential pressures and risks teens may face during their prom and graduation season. The activity asks them to thoughtfully reflect on what these events mean to them, and what they can do to live up to their own expectations of these celebrations. The activity compels teens to be content creators by encouraging them to use “Above the Influence’s” Facebook page and Instagram as a national platform to share their thoughts and see how others are making safe and healthy choices.
- D.Driver puts teens in the driver’s seat by using video games and real-life scenarios to help them gain a better understanding of the potential consequences of driving after using drugs and alcohol or while distracted.
To serve the high demand for participation, the ATI campaign is happy to offer a second webinar session! To register for the second session, please click the link below:
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the webinar.
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“Above the Influence” is a program of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The “Above the Influence” campaign has been reaching teens for more than seven years through television, print, radio, and online media. ATI’s efforts in local communities focus on connecting directly with teens and local youth-serving organizations to deliver messages, activities, and support to help the Nation’s youth stay “above the influence” of drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors. Multiple scientific findings indicate that teens that have increased exposure to, and engagement with, the “Above the Influence” campaign have stronger anti-drug beliefs than teens with low exposure to the campaign.