Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, MI) March 15, 2011

"Spring Break is supposed to be a fun opportunity for young people to get away from the pressures of school and the doldrums of winter; but for many young people, Spring Break becomes a time when they choose (or feel pressured) to drink alcohol.
Of course youth need a break, and of course youth need to have fun, but if youth are drinking alcohol, they are putting themselves at great risk for physical harm and legal consequences. Research shows the human brain continues to develop into the mid-20s. Underage drinking (consuming alcohol before the legal drinking age of 21) impairs judgment, leaving the developing brain vulnerable to damage.
Keep Spring Break fun by keeping it safe. Youth, parents, retailers and residents can all work together to keep our young people safe and healthy with the prevention of underage drinking during Spring Break, prom and graduation season, as well as throughout the year." Read More

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