Small Talks: Spring 2023 Newsletter

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Small Talks: Spring 2023 Newsletter

Small Talks is a statewide campaign that encourages adults – especially parents and caregivers – to have frequent conversations about the dangers of underage drinking with the kids in their lives starting at age 8.

Participate in Alcohol Awareness Month

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Wisconsin. View the proclamation.

Alcohol Awareness Month is a great time to talk to your kids about alcohol. Get helpful suggestions for tackling tough questions and ideas for getting the conversations started. Still nervous? It's normal. Watch how other parents and caregivers worked through their stage fright and started having small talks.

Social media toolkits

  • The Small Talks: Partner Resources page has social posts (#SmallTalksWI) you can use during April to promote small talks. 
  • The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project created social media templates (#ProofIsInTheNumbers, #Wisapp) you can use during April to highlight the impacts of alcohol use in Wisconsin.

Reach new audiences 

A suite of resources featuring tribal nation members promoting Small Talks is now available on the Small Talks: Partner Resources page. Reach tribal communities with the new materials in the "digital display banners," "radio commercials/PSAs," "drop-in articles," and "handouts" sections. Facebook and Instagram posts also are available.

Get materials

Select Small Talks materials are available for free for a limited time. Order posters, stickers, and window clings.

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