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NCJ Number: 171436 Find in a Library
Title: Facts for Families
Corporate Author: Parent Party Patrol
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Parent Party Patrol
Tacoma, WA 98401
Sale Source: Parent Party Patrol
1501 Pacific Avenue
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98401
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape presents information on issues and problems related to teenage drinking, such as lawsuits, insurance coverage, violence, sexual assault, and alcohol effects.
Abstract: The videotape points out both young people and their parents can be sued for intentional acts such as vandalism and date rape and for negligent acts such as driving under the influence and automobile accidents. The videotape also looks at the effects of teenage drinking on insurance coverage and credit and earnings later in life. Additional topics of interest include the responsibility of parents to supervise their children, unchaperoned parties, the link between alcohol and violence and sexual assault, how young people illegally obtain alcohol, binge drinking, differential gender effects of alcohol consumption, and dangers associated with beach parties where alcohol is consumed. In the context of teenage drinking, the mission of the Parent Party Patrol (PPP) is to decrease the number of unchaperoned parties and adult-sponsored drinking parties. The PPP provides free expert panel presentations and disseminates information to educate parents and community groups about social, legal, and civil ramifications of teenage drinking. In addition, the PPP empowers communities to develop strategies and implement corrective action alternatives.
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Acquaintance rape; Alcohol server responsibility; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Citizen prosecution initiation; Community involvement; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug effects; Drug prevention programs; Drug Related Crime; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Legal liability; Parental liability; Sexual assault; Traffic accidents; Traffic offenses; Violence causes
Note: Information packet and 35-minute videotape
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