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SAMHSA News - January/February 2004, Volume 12, Number 1
 

In Brief…

Events

During the week of January 18, SAMHSA will launch Too Smart To Start, an underage alcohol use prevention initiative aimed at 9- to 13-year-olds and their parents. The initiative focuses on increasing the perception of harm, parent-child communications, and public disapproval of underage alcohol use. The initiative is a product of an interagency agreement between SAMHSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (See SAMHSA News, Volume XI, Number 4.) "Too Smart to Start" offers communities technical assistance on a wide range of topics and a variety of materials free of charge. For more information, go to www.ncadi.samhsa.gov.

February 8 to 14 is Children of Alcoholics Week, and SAMHSA will join the National Association for Children of Alcoholics to highlight ways to reach and promote resilience among children and youth living in families with alcoholism. SAMHSA will be sending out materials, including a community action guide, to partner organizations involved in substance abuse prevention. Partners initiate local activities and build support among community leaders and the media to help reach these children and the adults in a position to help them. For more information, go to www.ncadi.samhsa.gov/seasonal/coaweek.

The 12th Annual National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week Campaign, sponsored by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, is set for March 21 to 27. The campaign is designed to increase awareness about the risks of inhalant use. SAMHSA Administrator Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W., will make a presentation at the campaign’s kickoff on Thursday, March 18, at the National Press Club. For more information, visit the Coalition’s Web site at www.inhalants.org. And, see SAMHSA’s online advisory on inhalants at www.samhsa.gov/centers/csat2002/pubs/ms922.pdf. End of Article

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    SAMHSA News - January/February 2004, Volume 12, Number 1



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