A big thank you to Taylor Farms and all who have supported the PARTS Coalition over the past 25 years. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible.
Check out the interview on the history of PARTS with our founder, Martin H. Dodd Jr. here.
Since 1992, Monterey County advocacy coalitions have worked towards preventing alcohol-related trauma and youth initiation of alcohol, tobacco and drugs. With multi-agency collaboration the PARTS (Preventing Alcohol Related Trauma) coalitions provide proven effective change in the community by promoting education and awareness, advocacy, policy enforcement and environmental policy changes.
In 1992 PARTS – Preventing Alcohol Related Trauma – in Salinas was established by the Prevention Research Center of Berkeley through a grant from NIAAA – The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
In 1996, PARTS merged with Sun Street Centers into our Prevention program because our missions aligned. Since then we have grown PARTS to establish a separate PARTS coalition for South Monterey County and another for the Peninsula. We have aligned our STEPS program – the Safe Teens Empowerment Project – to be able to assist in the PARTS Action Plans. We have grown the neighborhood parent group into Parents Creating Solutions, now volunteering and advocating in Salinas and King City.
Environmental Strategies can include:
The Parents Creating Solutions/Padres Creando Soluciones is a bilingual subcommittee of the PARTS coalition that is made up of parents, grandparents and caregivers. The group meets weekly address issues of youth substance abuse through advocacy work, flyer distribution, trainings and educational sessions. For more information, please contact your local PARTS chair.
For more about our history click here.
PARTS Coalition in South County
Founded in 2001
Chair – Dee Acosta firstname.lastname@example.org