January 2014 Newsletter


January 2014 Newsletter



Screening and Brief Intervention Training at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

TST and TAMU-CC are partnering to implement a Screening and Brief Intervention program to reduce risky alcohol use on campus (SBI) and will hold their first training in February.

TST staff will also travel to Washington, D.C. in February to give a poster presentation on SBI at the CADCA National Leadership Forum.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about this innovative program.



Texas Youth are Standing Tall

This month, TST staff will meet with the Zero Alcohol for Youth Team in Longview to provide booster training to further guide them in collecting data and performing a needs assessment for their community.
The Youth Leadership Council will hold its monthly conference call next week to plan their activities for engaging with state and national experts and planning strategies at the TST Statewide Summit.

To learn about how you can be involved with the Zero Alcohol for Youth campaign or the Youth Leadership Council, contact us.


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February 25-26 in Austin

The Texans Standing Tall Statewide Summit is a must for anyone interested in preventing youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. This two-day event gives you access to national experts working on the cutting edge of research on evidence-based environmental prevention strategies. TST will present the 2013 Report Card containing the latest statewide data and trends on youth substance use. You'll also learn about programs going on in Texas communities and on college campuses that you can replicate in your community to make a difference.

Space is limited, so register today!



April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The theme for 2014 is "Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow." The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence wishes to heighten awareness of alcohol use disorders and the pervasive impact they have on the lives of millions of Americans.

Texans Standing Tall will be hosting forums and other events in April as part of Alcohol Awareness Month. Stay tuned for details.

How will you take part in Alcohol Awareness Month? Share your plans with us on Facebook and Twitter!



Smoke-Free Forum in Fort Worth was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Fort Worth for the regional forum on Advanced Strategies for Smoke-Free Advocacy last week. If you're interested in taking part in a future smoke-free training forum or would like to learn more, please contact us.


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