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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Forums on the College Drinking Culture to be Held in April, May in Fairfax County Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) seniors and their parents are welcome to attend an upcoming program that deals with binge drinking on college campuses. The Perils of the College Drinking Culturewill be presented by the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC), in collaboration with the Fairfax County Police Department.

The programs will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on:

  • Tuesday, April 17, at Fairfax High School.
  • Tuesday, April 24, at Herndon High School.
  • Wednesday, May 16, at Mount Vernon High School.
  • Wednesday, May 23, at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center.

The event will feature a screening of the award-winning documentary,Haze, followed by a question-and-answer session with a panel including representatives from the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, an emergency physician, representatives from the Fairfax County Police Department, the parent of a student who died following drinking at a college party, and a graduate student.

The program is part of an ongoing effort by county leaders to address the significant health and legal risks associated with underage and binge drinking. The UPC has spearheaded the county’s Parents Who Host, Lose the Most public education campaign—now in its sixth year—that educates parents about Virginia’s underage drinking laws.This program is partially funded by a federal Drug Free Communities grant.

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Note: For more information, visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org or contact Lucy Caldwell at the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-246-3271.
 

 

 

 
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Note: For more information, visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org or contact Lucy Caldwell at the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-246-3271.
 
 
 

 

 

 
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Note: For more information, visit www.unifiedpreventioncoalition.org or contact Lucy Caldwell at the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-246-3271.