A Parent Handbook For Talking With College Students About Alcohol


Welcome to Parent-Teen Partnership, the home of A Parent Handbook for Talking with College Students About Alcohol. This is still the only evidence-based parent-based intervention that has undergone the rigor of 10 well-controlled clinical trials, but now the research on the parent handbook has been vetted and reviewed in the most recent Surgeon General’s Report as one of the two prevention approaches that met the rigorous criteria to be considered “efficacious” for preventing college student drinking and consequences. In addition, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s College AIM Matrix has stated that the handbook is an “effective” intervention to produce changes in attitudes or behaviors related to alcohol use rather than the environments in which alcohol use occurs. The data continues to show that the parent handbook not only prevents students drinking when they come to campus, but also reduces the drinking of those students who come to our campuses with established high-risk drinking habits. These findings are truly unique and extremely important.


The materials are available in both English and Spanish.

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