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The Regional Forums are an extensive focus on increasing community capacity for implementing environmental strategies. The concept of Regional Forums was developed to take information and skills learned at state level conferences and infuse it into the grassroots community setting. The Forums educate and equip the community to address youth substance abuse through environmental prevention, utilizing only evidence-based environmental prevention strategies from credible sources (eg. The Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control, and Surgeon General’s reports). Texans Standing Tall Forums increase the knowledge base, capacity, and readiness to act by increasing the number of community members with pertinent information, materials, state-level contacts, and strategy implementation skill set development. This process creates grassroots action for local community members and gives state leaders personal knowledge of the community prevention work.
CommunityThese premier events further support to our coalition members, bringing state level and local prevention advocates to the table for creating community change, and building on the strength of our statewide coalition. Participants are equipped with tools, information, and resources to help prevent youth substance abuse.
CollegeSince 2010, Texans Standing Tall has been collaborating with college campuses, community coalitions and organizations across the state to host College Forums focused on preventing underage drinking and binge drinking at institutions of higher education (IHEs) and in their surrounding communities.
Community - Social HostTexans Standing Tall, along with our regional partners, will be hosting a day-long forum on implementing a strategy effective at holding social host accountable for youth access to alcohol. Join with colleages, your friends, and neighbors to determine your community's capacity and willingness to act. Interact with experts to learn ways to mobilize for action on this community-based prevention strategy.
Regional - Alcohol Excise TaxTexans Standing Tall, along with our regional partners, will be hosting a day-long forum to demystify the use of alcohol excise taxes, an evidence-based prevention strategy, to reduce underage drinking. Connect and collaborate with prevention experts, educators and like minded indviduals as wel learn and plan to create for our youth a healthy, safe and economically stable Texas.