This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program provides information on MADD's Tie One On For Safety project and preventing teen drinking.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
Tie One On For Safety and Teen Drinking Prevention

With just a week until Thanksgiving, we have officially entered the holiday season. However, along with the joys of the holidays are the dangers. According to MADD, "some of the most dangerous days of the year on our nation’s roadways are between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day," and "Last year, 1,068 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, which is 29 percent of total traffic fatalities during this time."

In order to help prevent drunk driving, MADD's Tie One On For Safety project promotes safe drinking and driving practices, and encourages individuals to promote safety by displaying the MADD red ribbon on vehicles and social media. For more resources on the Tie One On For Safety project, click here.

Additionally, MADD provides resources on Teen Drinking Prevention including the Power of You(th) booklet, while debunking myths about teen drinking. They also have a Power of You(th) Tookit and the Power of Parents resources.

Other resources to help prevent teenage drinking include SAMHSA's Talk. They Hear You campaign, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Resources to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol Use , and .
Upcoming Classes
K-12 Classes

Student Behavioral Threat Assessment
November 25, 2019 - Joliet (Full)
December 6, 2019 - Chicago Heights (Full)
December 9, 2019 - Joliet (Full)
January 7, 2020 - Waukegan
January 8, 2020 - Chicago Heights
January 14, 2020 - Oglesby
January 15, 2020 - East Moline
January 16, 2020 - Genoa
More classes coming soon!

Advanced Student Behavioral Threat Assessment
Higher Ed Classes

Advanced Campus Behavioral Threat Assessment
TBA - Chicago

For more information on these and other upcoming classes, contact Laura Black at or at 309-298-2646.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program