The Northland Coalition and Tri-County Mental Health Services provides free presentations and education at various locations throughout Clay, Platte, and Ray counties. Presenters are trained and equipped to cater the information to your audience and topic. A sample of topics addressed are listed here. To inquire about your upcoming event, please submit this form:
The Northland Coalition and community teams host various parent and community education programs throughout the year. Each event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Upcoming programs are listed here
To inquire about your upcoming event, please submit this form:
Those Who Host, Lose the Most Campaign
This campaign communicates the serious legal ramifications for providing alcohol to minors. Yard signs, handouts, posters, and window clings are available with the following information. Request products for distribution here.
What you should know:
- You cannot give alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 under any circumstance, even in your own home, even with their parent’s permission.
- You cannot knowingly allow a minor to remain in your home or on your property while consuming or possession alcohol
If you break the law:
- In addition to possible criminal charges, you can be sued if you provide alcohol to a minor and they, in turn, hurt someone, hurt themselves or damage property.
Things you can do as a parent to prevent underage drinking:
- Refuse to allow minors to consume alcohol in your home or on your property
- Be at home when your teen has a party
- Make sure that alcohol is not brought into your home or onto your property by minors
- Talk to other parents about not providing alcohol at other events your child will be attending
- Create alcohol-free opportunities and activities in your home so teens will feel welcome.
Puking Isn’t Pretty, Hangovers Aren’t Handsome
Youth are at a much greater risk for underage drinking during prom and graduation season. To help keep these events safe, the Northland Coalition works with alcohol retailers, high schools, florists, formal wear merchants, hotel and motel managers, law enforcement, limousine services and prosecuting attorneys to educate and help prevent underage drinking and illegal activity at parties. To request products, please email Karas@tri-countymhs.org.
Information Nights/Family Universities
Various Parent Education Evenings and Family Universities are hosted throughout the school year. Events are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Upcoming programs are listed here
Responsible retailers are key to the success of prevention programs. The Northland Coalition, in partnership with the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, offers free alcohol and tobacco retailer education and information. To request this, please contact Laura Bruce at 816-877-0498.