BeTheParent.org is an educational website created by the Idaho State Prevention Committee designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Idaho by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.

 

Did you know that by allowing your child to drink before they are 21 hinders their brain development and increases their chances of becoming alcohol dependent by more than 6 times. The objective of BeTheParents.org is to eliminate underage drinking in Idaho, along with the devastating effects that alcohol has on children. We do this by motivating and enabling parents to take a more active role in keeping their children alcohol-free. Research shows parental disapproval of underage drinking is the #1 reason youth choose not to drink. (SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2005.) Idaho’s BeTheParents.org is inspired by Utah’s ParentsEmpowered.org, a media and education campaign funded by Utah Legislature. The Idaho State Prevention Committee is a working partnership of state agencies and other organizations, including the following: Strategic State Prevention Planning Committee:

  • Alan Miller Enforce Underage Drinking Laws
  • Alisha Passey Bonneville County Youth
  • Caitlin Zak Office of Drug Policy
  • Cindy Schiller Community Parent Volunteer
  • Cynthia Mauzerall Idaho College Health Coalition
  • Dee Dee Phillips Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Fred Kesler MADC Coalition Chair
  • Gayle Hines Office of Drug Policy
  • Ivie Smart Ivie Smart, Idaho Project Filter
  • Jack Miller Idaho Project Filter
  • Janeena Wing Idaho State Police
  • Jared Olson Idaho Prosecuting Attorney Assoc
  • Jermaine Galloway Boise Police Department
  • Karen Des Aulniers Community Coalitions
  • Kay Bennett Idaho Liquor Division
  • Kerri Wilfong Kootenai Alliance for Children & Families
  • Kevin Bechen Idaho Dept of Transportation
  • Laura Thomas IDHW
  • Marianne King Drug Free Idaho
  • Miren Aburrusa MADD
  • Nancy Kunau Fifth Judicial District
  • Rhiannon Avery BSU Health Sciences Educator
  • Sally Craven KTVB Community Service Director
  • Teri Carrigan RADAR Director
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