Student Safety Programs
The Perils of The College Drinking Culture
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The next "Perils of the College Drinking Culture" forums are scheduled at:
- McLean High School on Thursday, January 17
- Westfield High School on Thursday, May 16
- Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 22
- Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center on Wednesday, July 31
A question that surfaced at the last program is how to have conversations with your teen about underage and binge drinking. One resource is the MADD Parent Handbook for Talking with Teens about Alcohol. See the link below which is very helpful: http://support.madd.org/docs/madd_handbook_email.pdf
Similarly, please visit the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County's (UPC) website for links to information on the 2010 Fairfax County Youth Survey results and other information including listings of future Perils forums: http://www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org/
We are grateful to the UPC and the Safe Community Coalition, for supporting our communities in deterring substance abuse and to the the McLean HS PTSA for sharing their information with us!
If you have any questions about these two programs, please contact our SCC liaison, Robin Hatanpaa at email@example.com.
It Can Wait - Dangers of texting while driving
Please take a moment to look at a video produced by AT&T as part of their "It Can Wait" campaign which illustrates the dangers of texting while driving. This ten-minute video features stories of real people whose lives have been tragically affected by texting behind the wheel. The video can be found by clicking here.