Perkins Presents On Social Norms – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Perkins Presents On Social Norms

Professor of Sociology H. Wesley Perkins was recently invited to present two workshops on “the social norms approach to promoting healthy campus and community environments” for coalitions in New York and Tennessee. He gave a morning workshop, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Collegiate Task Force On Alcohol and Other Drugs, in Rochester, N.Y., on May 15 for prevention specialists, health educators, school administrators and counselors working in college and secondary school settings throughout western New York. On May 20 and 21, Perkins delivered a two-day training workshop in Nashville, Tenn. for administrators, counselors and health educators working at 14 colleges and universities throughout Tennessee that are planning to launch social norms initiatives. This program was sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities and the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. Perkins is a graduate of Purdue University, and he received his M.A., M. Div., M. Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He is the author of dozens of journal articles about substance abuse prevention and has been honored with national awards for his work in preventing alcohol and drug abuse in colleges and universities. His work with Professor David Craig is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a premiere model for substance abuse prevention.