Alcohol Use and Abuse
Parents Who Host, Lose the Most!
The Parents Who Host, Lose the Most (PWH) public education campaign will begin its eighth year in 2014 and seeks to educate parents about Virginia underage drinking laws and facts associated with teen drinking. The campaign has been recognized yearly by a resolution issued by the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Board and proclamation issued by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. May is Parents Who Host, Lose the Most month in Fairfax County each year.
- View the FCPS School Board resolution issued on April 24, 2014
- Board of Supervisors proclamation adopted on April 29, 2014
- View April 2014 press release from the Unified Prevention Coalition regarding Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Month.
- FCPS Press Release issued on May 1, 2014
Join the Parents Who Host, Lose the Most—Don't be a Party to Teenage Drinking Campaign by:
- Organizing in your high school a parent pledge campaign to chaperone alcohol free teen parties ...Learn more.
- Helping distribute fact cards, newsletter, sports programs. See links below.
- Purchasing a banner for your high school stadium, gymnasium or other events. Contact Sara Freund.
- Letting us know you want to help get out the word about Parents Who Host, Lose the Most campaign.
Parents Who Host, Lose the Most is a project of the Drug Free Action Alliance
The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County donated two PWH banners to each Fairfax County high school in 2012 to put up in sports stadiums and gyms with the phone number to call to report underage drinking parties. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) sports a UPC-donated banner. The number is the non-emergency number of the Fairfax County Police Department, and calls are confidential. The number is 703-691-2131.
- Mother of 15-year-old hospitalized after Va. house party explains her side of the story
- Parents targeted as partners in teen drinking prevention
- Parents: Don't be a party to teenage drinking this prom and graduation season
- Underage Drinking: Officials Warn Parents Who Host
Background: Initial Press Release of 2007 and Proclamation:
Resolution Supporting Countywide Initiative to Reduce Under-aged Drinking
- Drug-Free Action Alliance website
- Health and Human Services: Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking
- Article from Drug-Free Action Alliance: Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don't be a party to teenage drinking