What does a trauma-informed approach look like for county behavioral health? This is the first in a series of case studies showcasing California counties that adopted a trauma-informed approach in their policy and practice. Don Carney discusses the transition to > read more
Restaurants that “Morph” into Bars and Nightclubs in California Communities: What’s the Problem and What Can Be Done About It?
This Policy Brief provides historical background describing how morphing restaurants have emerged over several decades to become a growing problem; reviews what the California ABC can and cannot do to help local jurisdictions address problems with morphing; and describes steps > read more
Public Convenience or Necessity? Regulating Retail Alcohol Outlets in California: Challenges and Opportunities
This guide is written for those who work in local government and for those community members seeking to engage in licensing and land use regulation of retail alcohol outlets in California.
Responsible beverage service (RBS) is an environmental prevention strategy that researchers have found to be effective in reducing hazardous alcohol use among bar and restaurant patrons. This publication outlines the minimum standards for effective RBS training and provides a framework > read more
The purpose of this publication is to assist prevention professionals in developing policy strategies to address the problems associated with high-risk and underage drinking in their communities. This paper provides an overview of policy strategies, current research on their effectiveness, > read more
Environmental prevention is a systems approach designed to change structures and community norms that facilitate underage and hazardous drinking. This publication provides an overview of research on environmental prevention, discusses the key elements of an environmental prevention model, and provides > read more
Local policy panels are powerful tools to assist California communities in addressing alcohol and other drug-related problems, such as youth access to alcohol. Policy panels also serve to mobilize new community organizations and leadership in the service of progressive prevention > read more
Many in the prevention field agree that reducing youth access to alcohol is an essential strategy. A student survey showed that thirty percent of youth drink at home with their parents’ permission. These kinds of statistics have motivated prevention advocates > read more