ERIC Number: ED465361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
What Parents Need To Know about College Drinking.
National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
In April 2002, a special task force of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse issued a report, A Call to Action; Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges. The report was the culmination of a 3-year, extensive analysis of research literature about alcohol use on college campuses, including: (1) the scope of the college drinking program; (2) the effectiveness of intervention programs; and (3) recommendations for college presidents and researchers on how to improve interventions and prevention efforts. The purpose of this brochure is to highlight practical information from A Call to Action that parents can use in choosing a college for their son or daughter and to help parents better understand campus culture. Parents contribute to the decision making of their children by helping them choose the right college, which means being aware of campus statistics on alcohol use and college policies related to alcohol. Staying involved is crucial, especially during the first 6 weeks on campus. Parents should find out about the campus environment and make sure that their children understand the penalties and consequences for underage drinking and any abuse of alcohol. Parents who must face an alcohol-related crisis need to be aware of sources of help. A list of resource materials and organizations is included with this brochure. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Students, Drinking, Higher Education, Knowledge Level, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parents
For full text: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/images/Parents/FINALParents.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.