FCPD Co-hosts Community Forums on Dangers of College Drinking Culture

            Are you a parent of a college-bound teen? If so, don't miss this critical community forum educating parents and teens on the serious dangers of college binge drinking and hazing taking place on campuses across the country.

            The event features a screening of the award-winning documentary "HAZE"; a graphically-told true story about the death of a freshman at the University of Colorado. The film serves as a way to open the eyes of attendees by putting a realistic face on college campus drinking issues.

            After the screening, attendees will engage in a panel discussion with local experts including: Raymond F. Morrogh, Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County, Dr. William Hauda, Emergency Physician at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Chief Dave Rohrer and Captain Bruce Ferguson, Commander of the Youth Services Division, Fairfax County Police Department, a current college student, and Jeff Levy, father of a student who died following a night of drinking at a college party.

Attend any/all of the forums listed below:

    Tuesday, May 17, 7-9 p.m. Langley High School Auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike, McLean
    Tuesday, May 24, 7-9 p.m. Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
    Wednesday, July 20, 7-9 p.m. West Springfield High School Spartan Hall, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield
    Wednesday, July 27, 7-9 p.m. Westfield High School Auditorium, 4700 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly

            This film and panel discussion will provide an important beginning to a discussion every family should have before their student leaves for college later this summer. Find time in your busy schedule to attend this important forum. There are several dates/locations; no reservation is required and all are welcome to attend, with or without their teen.

            The forums are a collaborative effort and presented by the Unified Prevention Coalition (UPC) of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and its Countywide Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking (CIRUD), the Fairfax County Police Department and the Safe Community Coalition.For more information, contact Lucy Caldwell at the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-246-3271 or visit the Unified Prevention Coalition website.

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