The Strategic Prevention Framework, also known as “SPF” (pronounced: Sp-if) is an initiative to reduce the alcohol use rate and contributing factors for 8th-12th graders living in Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, and Palatine.
“In 2018, teens in our local area answered unanimously that a source of alcohol supply has been their parents or other adults over 21 years of age (with or without permission) and permissive family rules.”
Let’s take a closer look:
What are contributing factors? Something that can influence or possibly cause a result. In 2018, teens in our local area answered unanimously that a source of alcohol supply has been their parents or other adults over 21 years of age (with or without permission) and permissive family rules.
Where did we get this information? We used the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) to collect local data. This is a statewide student survey on substance use and related issues. It is conducted through schools with grade levels 8, 10, and 12 every even year in the spring.
What are we doing to help prevent underage drinking in our community? We currently have communication campaigns targeting parents and adults over 21 years of age, with messages supporting healthy teen choices and saying no to providing alcohol to teens. In addition, we serve as a resource for parents seeking tips to talk to their teens and/or any information related to underage drinking. We also partner up with local police departments to reinforce the Illinois Social Host Law- a law that holds anyone responsible if caught serving alcohol to minors. Consequences include potential fines up to $25,000 or potential jail time up to 3 years. Check with your local municipality for more information on local ordinances in your area.
Learn More about our Underage Drinking Prevention Services Here
If you have any questions about our underage drinking prevention campaign or would like to get involved or share a story, please contact Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org.