Solutions offered to discourage teen drinkingCommunity Voices
August 13, 2002
Solutions offered to discourage teen drinking
The recent articles by the Havre Daily News on teenage drinking revealed the "sobering" challenges we face as a community in raising healthy and responsible youth. Rather than wringing our hands in despair, I offer three building blocks of hope for consideration and action.
Last spring middle school and high school students took an Asset Inventory created by Search Institute. Their research, based upon surveys of over 100,000 youth, reveals that there are 40 developmental assets that have a critical influence on young people's l...