BUILDING STRONG & RESILIENT COMMUNITIES TO COMBAT YOUTH ALCOHOL USE

Preview to the course content

Harmful alcohol use in early adolescence can lead to adult alcohol abuse and dependence and a greater risk of severe psychiatric and other consequences.

We are working with schools, parents and the community to build an understanding of the short- and long-term risks of alcohol consumption in youth, whilst also aiming to prevent underage sales through retailers. We stress that consumption can weaken the immune system making people more susceptible to infections with, and complications from, COVID-19.

Alcohol use during teenage years negatively affects two important regions of the brain Hippocampus (affecting memory and learning) and Prefrontal lobe (affecting planning, judgment, decision making, impulse control and language). Evidence shows that the more teenagers delay their alcohol drinking, the less likely they are to become regular consumers, as adults.

OUTCOME

  • Promote good health & alcohol free culture among students
  • Educate young people on laws related to underage drinking
  • To delay young people to start drinking alcohol early
  • To engage young people & parents in alcohol prevention

Prerequisites

  • Learner has to be between 15-30 years of age or parents or teachers
  • Be fluent in English and basics of Hindi
  • Have access to laptop/ smartphone with good internet connection
  • Have basic knowledge of working with google documents/ folders, MS Office tools, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Additional take away

  • Course completion certificate
  • Free access to webinars and forum's conducted by Nada India as part of additional reading material
  • Similar workshops can be organized offline in your schools/ university as on request
  • Volunteer as mentor or peer educator with Nada India during your course

About the course facilitator


Dr. Mehak Segan (B.D.S, MPH, PgD (Health Promotion))

Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Disease Dynamics & Molecular Epidemiology, Amity Institute of Public Health, Amity University, Noida, India

Dr. Mehak Segan has an experience of more than 5 years and has worked extensively in Reproductive Health area. She is a passionate educator and focuses on Health advocacy and promotion as a tool for improving Health in community based settings. 


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