Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dr. Rivera presents on youth alcohol use to Anchorage Youth Development Coalition

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, discusses her research on youth alcohol use at the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition meeting on February 11 in Anchorage.  Her co-presenter for  "Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol: Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska,"  will be Charlie Daniels of Volunteers of America Alaska (VOA Alaska ). 

The presentation is based on Dr Rivera's report, Youth Alcohol Access, Consumption, and Consequences in Anchorage, Alaska: 2012 Update, prepared for Volunteers of America Alaska Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) Project.

A report was initially prepared for the CMCA Project by Dr. Rivera in 2010 identifying indicators of youth alcohol access, consumption, and consequences in Anchorage and/or Alaska. The purpose of that original indicators report was to provide a baseline description of the underage drinking problem prior to the implementation of CMCA efforts. The 2012 update looks at the current underage drinking problem in Anchorage and/or Alaska and assesses changes to the problem that have taken place over time.