Youth Substance Use Prevention Coalition [SUPC] Coalition
Youth Substance Use Prevention Coalition (formerly Preventing Alcohol Abuse in Chicago Teens (PAACT) is a multi-agency coalition of community-based organizations, government agencies and stakeholders from across the city. Convened by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, SUPC works to prevent youth substance use in Chicago.
SUPC also convenes a Youth Advisory Board in collaboration with Voices of Chicago Youth in Education (VOYCE) to ensure that the work of the coalition remains centered on the needs and experiences of young people in Chicago.
SUPC has implemented city-wide tactics including a communications and community engagement campaign is targeted to youth and parents/caregivers (IGotThis) with the goals of increase awareness of the potential harmful effects and consequences of alcohol consumption for underage drinkers and provide support in decreasing young people’s perception of permissive family norms with regard to underage alcohol use.
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Supported by Illinois National Guard Counterdrug Taskforce