STEPS – A Program to Benefit Alcohol Establishments and the Community

STEPS – A Program to Benefit Alcohol Establishments and the Community

Owners, managers and servers at area businesses that sell alcoholic beverages can learn how to detect a fake ID, determine when to refuse service to an intoxicated patron, and avoid serious lawsuits by attending a safety training program at Heartland Community College (HCC). The Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Services… [Read the Rest]


More Parents Talking to Teens About Alcohol

More Parents Talking to Teens About Alcohol

Data collected from the 2008 Illinois Youth Survey indicated 53% of local high school seniors reported drinking alcohol in the last month, while 34% reported consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting within the last two weeks. Due to the fact alcohol consumption during development has proven to… [Read the Rest]


Natural Disasters Teach Us Prevention Works

Natural Disasters Teach Us Prevention Works

In light of the recent natural disasters, I know we have all thought a little more about safety. As the mom of two teens, I thought of them first when the tornadoes hit Central Illinois on November 17th. Are they where they need to be? Do we have the supplies… [Read the Rest]


Because I love you… We talk about alcohol

Because I love you… We talk about alcohol

BN Parents has a new messaging series coming out that asks the question, “How do you keep your teen safe?” and carries the tagline, “Because I love you…” The goal of the new messaging is to encourage parents to put protective behaviors in place to reduce risks for their teens…. [Read the Rest]


Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

Alcohol Use and Teen Thinking

According to the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, 63% of our local 12th grade students self-report they drank alcohol in the last year. To some this number might seem high. To others, it may seem low. What we all know is that alcohol use among high school students is not something new…. [Read the Rest]


STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) scheduled for Summer 2013

Owners and managers of area businesses that sell alcoholic beverages can learn how to detect a fake ID, determine when to refuse service to an intoxicated patron, and avoid serious lawsuits by attending a safety training program at Heartland Community College. The Beverage Alcohol Seller/Server Education & Training (BASSET) program… [Read the Rest]


Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

Talking Prom… Conversations to Have

As excitement enters the air, parents and teens have so many things to consider as they prepare for the night: hair, clothes, flowers…  With all of this to think about, BN Parents wants to make sure parents remember to have conversations with their teens about alcohol and discuss ways to… [Read the Rest]


BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents Strengthens Partnership with Schools

BN Parents continues to strengthen partnerships with District 87, Unit 5 and Central Catholic High School. Since the beginning of the school year, these partnerships have allowed key access to high school parents, the population being targeted with messages addressing concerns related to underage drinking and encouraging parents to talk… [Read the Rest]


The Future of STEPS

The Future of STEPS

We are pleased to announce the STEPS (Safety Training to Encourage Profitable Service) course will now be offered by Heartland Community College (HCC). This is excellent news for alcohol retailers, managers, servers, and restaurant or bar owners as it will ensure there is always a class available to meet your… [Read the Rest]


Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience

Parents: The New Audience  The teen years present some of our greatest parenting challenges. As our children become more independent, they face temptations and dangers that can affect their health and safety, like alcohol and other drugs. For this reason, the BNCCC is reaching out to parents with a new… [Read the Rest]