Underage Drinking: What’s New and Why Parents May Be Important in More Ways than We Think

Dr. Robert Turrisi, Penn State University
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:15pm


STEPS, Rm. 290
Dr. Turrisi has conducted parent-based interventions to prevent adolescent and emerging adult drinking, drunk driving, binge drinking, and skin cancer. During his tenure, he has received significant grant funding to study adolescent and emerging adult decision-making and parent-teen communication with respect to drinking and drunk driving. Dr. Turrisi also serves as a consultant/grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and National Cancer Institute. His presentation focuses on the role of parents in reducing student alcohol-related risks and how higher education personnel can involve parents in supporting college/university policies. Topics that will be covered include:
i. The Problem of High-Risk Drinking in Adolescents and Emerging Adults
ii. The Role of Parents, Peers & Availability of Alcohol
iii. Advantages/Disadvantages of a Prevention Framework
iv. Components of Parent-Based Interventions for High School and College
v. Overview on Evidence Based Parent Programs to Prevent Student Drinking
a. Do they Work?
b. How Do They Work?
c. Do They Work For Everyone?
vi. Considerations for Large-Scale Dissemination and Evaluation
Department of Psychology
Co-sponsor: Health, Medicine and Society


Health, Medicine and Society