Parent Awareness and Education Programs

Saturday Night in the Suburbs

UPC Saturday Night in the Suburbs

Saturday Night in the Suburbs is a parent awareness program of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County featuring an evening of dialogue with a panel of high school seniors on drugs and alcohol use, teen parties, parent supervision and enabling, social media, and communication with parents. The program is for ADULTS ONLY.

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Keep Teens Safe This Prom and Graduation Season

It's prom and graduation season -- a time for celebration that is too often marred by the frequently fatal consequences of illegal underage drinking.

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"Perils of the College Drinking Culture” Forums in 2014

Two regional "Perils of the College Drinking Culture" forums were held in 2014 for Fairfax County college-bound students and their parents. The highly acclaimed program of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) kicked off April 29 at Langley High School, and the final forum was held May 21 at Northern Virginia Community College's Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale. The forums aim to prepare families for what students will face at college related to underage and binge drinking. 

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High School, Takes Action After Drinking Party

BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA) -- Underage drinking is one of the most important health issues of our time. Many kids begin drinking as early as middle school -- sometimes sooner. Kids who drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime and sexual assault.

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Anatomy of a Party Bust

BETHESDA, Maryland (WUSA)--On any given night in our area, word of an underage drinking party is just a police radio call away.

Over the last two months, 9NEWS NOW learned that firsthand, by working closely with Montgomery County Police. 

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Hidden Camera Showing Illegal Alcohol Purchases

WUSA9News Now used a hidden camera to show viewers how underage kids have been buying alcohol illegally.  

If Virginia stores are illegally selling alcohol in our communities, they need to be reported. Here's how: