These panels are for all pay grades. Not only for the young or the reckless! A “stand alone safety stand down” not to be combined with other training that focuses solely on DUI and underage/drinking prevention for FULL IMPACT.
√ WHO attends panels? While the panel was originally designed for those arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), related driving charges such as Negligent 1st that include alcohol/other impairing drugs and Minor in Possession (MIP), the panels offer potentially-lifesaving info for all. Therefore this training can be used for:
♦ all military personnel, spouses, DoD personnel as year-round education and awareness
♦ any of above with alcohol/other drug issues or arrested for DUI/related charges or MIP
♦ personnel sent to Captain’s Mast for alcohol/other drug issues*
♦ personnel impacted by DUI/Underage Drinking interested in being a panel speaker
*no fee for CO’s Mast attendance
√ WHAT is a panel? Head and heart knowledge.
First half (head) includes:
* powerful four-minute video
* interactive up-to-date power point presentation
* images where audience members become DUI victim
* video that places audience members in a DUI crash
* volunteer demonstration of a Mock Field Sobriety Test
* award-winning seat belt videos
Second half (heart) includes:
* Three local volunteer speakers
* Five Minute More story
* Q & A
* A Pledge
* A Favor
√ WHERE are the panels held? Skywarrior Theater. This provides the best viewing and sound with the most seating which at times is fully used when two or more commands attend. Commands can either reserve their own panel or join one already reserved.
√ WHEN are panels held? Currently we are able to offer one panel per month. Command can either reserve their own or join one already reserved. This training is encouraged at least every two years; at that point there is enough of a change of personnel that may not have had this training. However, IF a command would like a panel sooner, we can certainly try to accommodate that need.
√ WHY are the panels needed? People suffer on our roads due to DUI every year. Traditional criminal sentencing efforts (fines, jail time, etc) haven’t been enough to curb DUI rates. Impact panels are a way to break down the anger and denial of offenders by enabling them to see how others are impacted by DUI. Influence attitude and you can influence behavior regarding DUI/underage drinking and save lives.
√ HOW long do they last? Base panels run about two hours with a short break, depending on the speaker portion. This allows for thorough coverage of head knowledge and heart knowledge.
√ HOW does my command reserve a panel? Contact IDIPIC director and panel facilitator JoAnn Hellmann at least four weeks in advance at 672-8219 M-F 9am-5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if IDIPIC is available on a specific date. Then:
1. Check if base theater available; reserve for 4 hours (includes set up and take down)
2. Notify IDIPIC and inform how many will be attending.
3. On day of panel your rep picks up theater key/microphone and returns to OOD.
IDIPIC does all the rest!
NOTE: Please notify IDIPIC ASAP if it turns out a substantial amount of your personnel cannot attend. Then we can let others know more seats are available if a full theater. ALSO: As with our town panels, there is no late admittance. Do advise personnel that if they cannot attend the entire panel they should plan on attending another one.
√ HOW effective are the panels? Thanks to funding by the Oak Harbor Navy League and the Officers Spouses Club of Whidbey Island panels were held periodically at NASWI starting in 2006. In early 2007 Navy Region Northwest reps witnessed an IDIPIC panel on base and worked with NASWI, NADAP and IDIPIC to bring regularly held panels aboard the Naval Air Station, funded by NADAP through FY10 and then by NASWI. Panels are now funded by IDIPIC.* Since 2006 over 12,500 have attended base panels. As noted by the air station’s Installation Excellence Awards the panels contributed to a reduction in DUIs from 27% to 41% in prior years. IDIPIC is a 501C3 non-profit organization established in 2000.
* We know commands from time to time hold fundraisers for various local non-profits. Please keep IDIPIC in mind for your next fundraiser. 100% of funds donated this way will go towards the materials and operation of base panels.
“IDIPIC is one of the alcohol prevention best practices that I highlight in my PACFLT Alcohol Prevention brief that is given throughout the Pacific.” Linda Boswell, Alcohol Drug Control Officer, COMPACFLT / 13FEB09
REVIEW OF PACFLT AOR BEST PRACTICES REVEALS THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS INCLUDE APPROACHES BASED ON LOCALIZED NEEDS. NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND’S IMPAIRED DRIVING IMPACT PANEL, COMFLEACT SASEBO’S PRIDE PROGRAM, AND COMFLEACT YOKOSUKA’S INVOLVED AND ENGAGED PROGRAM REFLECT A FEW OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS. / RADM VAN BUSKIRK / COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI / 09JUL09
“... the panel plays a vital role in saving lives. Every funding dollar that is put into this program is worth it to the community and enhances operational readiness within our Navy. A smart, proactive approach in reducing alcohol-related incidents…” / D.R. Worley / OIC / NMC / 22JUN10