|Resident Assistant Life||
This board is a lot of information that all students, though especially freshman, need to be made aware of if they are choosing to partake in drinking. This board has many color components to help students learn and make smart choices when going out or being with friends. I used rainbow colored paper to help guide the students through the information in a logical order. Below are descriptions about each of the parts of the board. Each "section" has a speech bubble that has the section header on it and these are also to help guide the residents through the information.
The title of course is at the top, and I followed it up with some interactive flip ups (red). These have fact or myth statements and within each of them is the truth for residents to learn from.
The next part of the board (orange and yellow) has statistics about how often people drink and what aspects of life, specifically school, that drinking can affect. The green section is next and it has many facts about what other effects alcohol can have on your life. There is only a small blue section, but it is important, it explains how much alcohol is actually in different kinds of beverages. Wine, beer, and hard liquor (with the serving size listed) are explained to have different amounts of alcohol in them and it shows residents how drinking multiple beers or glasses of wine will have different effects than having multiple shots of hard liquor.
The final color is purple and it has some important B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content) information. There are charts for both males and females explaining how many drinks in what amount of time result in certain B.A.C.s and the left chart shows the side effects of that B.A.C.
There is one additional download with this board and that is the option to add some "alternatives to drinking" information. I have included that below however I did not have it on the board originally so it is not pictured above. I recommend this being something that residents could possibly take with them so that they have a reminder of fun activities they could do when their friends want to go out.