Using Social Norms to Prevent Drinking and Driving – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Using Social Norms to Prevent Drinking and Driving

David W. Craig, professor of chemistry, presented to Maryland State Highway Administration staff how social norms theory can be used to prevent drinking and driving on Oct. 30 in Baltimore, Md. He presented to adminstrators and students at The Park School in Baltimore, Md., a workshop, “Principles of Social Norms: An Education Model for Successful Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug Prevention in Middle and High Schools” on Oct. 30.

He also on Oct. 30 presented to Goucher College faculty and dean's staff a presentation on “A Role for Faculty Leadership in ATOD Prevention.” The Hobart and William Smith social norms prevention model with curriculum infusion developed by craig and colleague, Wes Perkins, was presented as a catalyst for conversations on how staff at Goucher College could be similarly engaged. Staff from Johns Hopkins University and the State Liquor Control Board were also present.