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Individual-Level Strategies
Cognitive-behavioral skills-based approach

Skills training, alcohol plus general life skills: Parent-based alcohol communication training

Parent-based alcohol communication training is a campus-sponsored program for parents of students, particularly incoming freshmen, to train parents to effectively talk with their children about alcohol use, avoidance, and consequences.

  • Effectiveness: = Moderate effectiveness
  • Cost: $$ = Mid-range
  • Barriers: # = Lower
  • Research Amount: **** = 11+ studies
  • Public Health Reach: Focused
  • Primary Modality: Offsite
  • Staffing Expertise Needed: Coordinator
  • Target Population: Individuals, underage, specific groups, or all students
  • Duration of Effects: Short-term (< 6 months) effects; mixed long-term (≥ 6 months) effects

NOTE: Cost ratings are based on the relative program and staff costs for adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a strategy. Actual costs will vary by institution, depending on size, existing programs, and other campus and community factors.

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