Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

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Daryl Washington
Executive Director
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Virtual "Talk. They Hear You." Underage Drinking & Substance Use Presentation - June 5, 2024

Date & Time
6/05/2024 - 6:00 pm

two women and one middle school aged boy in conversation around a kitchen island while one woman cuts up food and the boy writes on a piece of paperThe Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention team is providing a free online presentation for parents and anyone else with youth in their lives. "Talk. They Hear You." is a national substance use prevention campaign that encourages talking with children early about alcohol and other drugs. This presentation will provide information and resources to assist in having these important conversations early and often.

Small, ongoing conversations can do a lot to prevent underage drinking and other drug use. Starting these conversations early, by age 9, are important, as research shows that children begin to look at alcohol more positively between ages 9 and 13. According to Fairfax County Youth Survey data, about 12.7 percent of eighth grade students say they have tried alcohol; by grade 12, that number jumps to 37.4 percent.

This presentation is for parents and caregivers of children, teens and young adults, to provide practical tips on how start and continue having conversations about underage drinking and substance use.


  • What you can do to prevent your child from drinking and using other drugs.
  • Consequences of underage drinking.
  • Why small conversations make a big impression.
  • Why you should talk with your child about alcohol.
  • Local resources and information to support these conservations.

Join us for a one-hour presentation to learn the five conversation goals to talk with kids about alcohol and other drugs.

If you have questions, please contact the Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team at CSBPrevention@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For information, call 703-324-7000, TTY 711.

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