Category: PreventionPortal

Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock brings awareness towards underage drinking, one of the priorities of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute. The stickers are placed on the products throughout the store act as “warning” labels to inform the public of the consequences they can face if they provide or purchase alcohol for minors. The message comes in loud and clear when minors are the ones spreading the word and taking action. Parents, older siblings, older friends, etc. are often unaware that they themselves can get into trouble along with the individual that is not of age. Underage drinking is a serious issue and can be harmful to the individual.

According to SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), adults who had their first drink before the age of 15 were 7 times more likely to experience alcohol problems than those who had not started drinking before the age of 21.

Here are some of the resources that we have provided you with:

Target Area: Underage Drinking
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Tobacco Park Clean-Up

Depending on the condition it’s discarded in, a cigarette butt can take anywhere from 18 months to 10 years to decompose, according to the World Health Organization. Even worse, used cigarette filters are composed of toxins, such as tar, and those chemicals seep into the soil and waterways, damaging organisms that come in contact with them.

If you want to organize a Tobacco Park Clean-Up event here are some of the resources you will need:

Target Area: Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Dirty Laundry

Use this activity to creatively expose Big Tobacco’s lies and tricks by airing out their dirty laundry! Creating a powerful visual display can help people in your community realize the deadly consequences of tobacco use and the tactics used by the tobacco industry to market their products.

Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Poster Campaign

Use your creativity to create posters, bulletin boards, cards, signs, or displays to share information with your school or community about the dangers of ATOD use. Use the information from the fact sheets to create visuals that make sense for your community.

Great for Kick Butts Day (March), World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Great American Smoke out (3rd Thursday of November), Alcohol Awareness Month (April), National Night Out (August), Red Ribbon Week (October), Prom Season, or any time of the year!

Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Public Service Announcement

A lot of the media we consume today comes through the form of video, especially short videos that are available online. Making a Public Service Announcement, or PSA, is a great way to make the public aware of the topics and issues that are important to your group.

Here are some of the resources that we have provided you with:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information

Town Hall

Town hall meetings will provide your club the chance to work directly with the issues in your own community. They give your club and the public a chance to talk about the issues they find important, and hopefully find solutions to any problems. Each community runs its town hall meetings in a different way, but there are a few things all meetings have in common. The instructions below will help the meeting run successfully!
Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Enhancing Access/Reducing Barriers (If childcare is provided)

Mission imPOSITIVE

This activity is a chance for you to spread kindness and positivity throughout your community! Your group will create small positivity challenges and hide them throughout the school or community. As individuals start finding the challenges, you’ll be able to sit back and see how one small gesture can contribute to a culture of kindness.

Target Audience: Students, Teachers, Community Members