Youth Programs

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A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA developed this guide to support adults-parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, and other youth mentors-in their efforts to help children aged 7 to 18 make good decisions, feel safe and protected, and have successful lives. The ultimate goal is to promote youth mental health and discourage youth drug use.

An Implementation Guide for Juvenile Holdover Programs: Executive Summary
The intent of the Executive Summary is to introduce juvenile holdover programs and the Implementation Guide for Juvenile Holdover Programs.

An Implementation Guide for Juvenile Holdover Programs
What is it? Who needs it? What can it do? These questions are often asked of any new program, and for the purposes of this manual the questions apply specifically to juvenile holdover programs. A juvenile holdover program (JHP) is both an old and a new concept.

Community How To Guides on Underage Drinking Prevention
Nine guides were developed in partnership with the National Association of Governors’ Highway Safety Representatives as a part of the Underage Drinking Prevention Project that was launched in 1995.

Download Free Collegiate Impaired Driving Prevention Manual
BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network offers you a comprehensive, year-round campaign to prevent impaired driving. The That’s What Friends Are For, manual & resource guide provides information and practical steps to implement a campus-wide campaign.

SADD and the Law
SADD and NHTSA have partnered to provide students with a kit containing information  and media tools for students and law enforcement working together to reduce impaired driving and underage drinking. More than 250 SADD chapters across the nation have already signed on to be a part of the latest campaign, SADD and the Law. Other organizations are welcome to  download the materials from the SADD web site.

Speak Out & Make NOYS Project Manual
This project manual acts as a step-by-step project guide. The first three chapters help you analyze the health and safety needs of your community, define your project goals, develop a team, and organize the details of your project.

Sentencing and Dispositions for Youth DUI and Other Alcohol Offenses.
This guide was developed by an interdisciplinary expert panel to help judges and prosecutors sanction juveniles and youth more effectively, and work cooperatively with administrative agencies and community organizations in an effort to reduce youth DUI, underage drinking, and other alcohol-related offenses.

Youth Fatal Crash and Alcohol Facts, 2008.
The figures and data in this report focus on alcohol-related fatal crashes involving young people.

One significant factor affecting the crash rate of young drivers is their propensity to engage in risky driving behaviors. Understanding these risk factors may help structure traffic safety programs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored a literature review to document what is known about the cognitive development and information processing capabilities of youth.

Youth Impaired Driving Manual for Sheriffs.
Combating underage drinking and driving in rural areas is a primary emphasis of sheriffs in their effort to protect the motoring public. By combining many of the proven methods of enforcement and education approaches with new or different programs, the desired results can be achieved.

Zero Tolerance Means Zero Chances.
This activity kit was created with the assistance of the National Organizations for Youth Safety for use by high school age youths in an effort to reduce underage drinking and impaired driving during Spring break, prom and graduation season.

Matching Traffic Safety Strategies To Youth Characteristics.
One significant factor affecting the crash rate of young drivers is their propensity to engage in risky driving behaviors. Understanding these risk factors may help structure traffic safety programs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored a literature review to document what is known about the cognitive development and information processing capabilities of youth.

Zero Tolerance Laws
As of February 1998, all but 4 states had passed zero tolerance laws. These laws make it illegal per se (in and of itself) for people under 21 to drive with any measurable blood alcohol content (BAC) in their blood.

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