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 Environmental Strategies



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 Environmental Strategies

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Course Description:

This two-hour online training is designed to increase the participant's skill level and understanding of environmental prevention practices and share effective strategies for States, Territories, and/or communities to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems from an environmental standpoint.
This is a self-paced course that allows the attendee to come and go from the course at their leisure.

Course Objective:

To train officers and community members to recognize the difference between individually focused prevention and environmental prevention; understand the importance of taking an environmental approach to address AOD problems; and provide concrete examples of effective environmental strategies.

Course Outcomes:

Participants in the training will be able to:

  • Review youth alcohol consumption patterns and the size and scope of the youth alcohol market.
  • Introduce the 4 Ps of prevention as a tool for analyzing community alcohol environments.
  • Introduce the concept of environmental prevention and clarify the difference between individually focused prevention and environmental prevention.
  • Provide concrete illustrations of the concept from the participants’ community.

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet: Access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection.
  • System: Windows Vista or Windows XP with Internet Explorer 7 or higher.
  • Browser: JavaScript, Adobe Flash and Cookies must be enabled, and allowing pop-ups is recommended.
  • Reader: The latest Adobe Reader from It’s free and will ensure you can open the links to the various Adobe (.pdf) documents.
  • Audio: The ability to hear audio through your PC and access to headphones.

 UDETC National Electronic Seminars


Underage drinking laws and their enforcement include many specific topics of substantive interest to various sites. To provide information on these topics efficiently and cost-effectively, a series of electronic seminars has been presented via audio-teleconferences. Each call is hosted by the Center and includes presentations by national experts, researchers, and representatives from OJJDP-funded sites who have experience in a specific area of interest.