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 have significant short and long-term […]

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 will take place from 5 to 9 […]

Students are learning what it takes to “Step Up”

On January 27, 2013, a total 26 students from ISU, IWU, Lincoln College-Normal and Heartland Community College underwent the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Facilitator training. The trainers represented three of the four schools. A small grant was received from MidAmerica College Health Association to assist with costs associated with the training. The students are expected […]

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 to their children about alcohol. […]

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 needs. To help kick off […]