You have been working at the Wayne County probation office for approximately 6 months now. Your supervisor has given you your6-month employment evaluation which was excellent. As a result your supervisor has informed you that he is to choose one of the probation officers on his staff of 45 to be appointed to a committee on alcohol use and abuse. This committee is being put together by the County Board of Supervisors. Your supervisor asks you to be part of this committee which you excitedly agree to do.
At your first committee meeting the committee chair divides the 30 individuals into smaller subcommittees to explore specific areas of alcohol use and abuse. You are assigned to the prevention and treatment committee along witheight other individuals. The committee is made up professionals from various disciplines including probation parole corrections addiction substance/alcohol abuse social work psychology psychiatry and pharmacology.The board of supervisors has asked that your committee focus solely on prevention issues relating to minors (not adults).
As a group you must choose 3 prevention strategies that are effective with minors (children under the age of 18).For each prevention strategy addressed you must state/explain/discuss the following: