Lots of changes, lots of new developments!
But, the good news is that youth want to hear from adults, and they are listening! In the 2019 Cattaraugus County Prevention Needs Assessment Survey that was administered to students in grades 6-12, it was reported that 96% of students feel their parents disapprove of them using alcohol. It was also found that 81% of students reported NOT drinking alcohol within the Past 30-days, however, only 64% feel that alcohol is harmful. With that being said, the coalition continues to work to educate youth and adults on the dangers of underage drinking, which has also inspired the launch of our most recent contest. In the month of April we launched a poster contest for students to tell us what they like to do that is “better than drinking.” Please stay tuned for contest winners and poster submittals on our website!
Healthy Cattaraugus County
Community Coalition Coordinator