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New Resources   How to Talk about Alcohol and Sexual Assault with College Students The new school year is upon us, and amidst all the excitement, the risks of excessive drinking are very real and serious. Alcohol and sexual assault are connected in complex ways, and it’s important for parents and guardians to know how to discuss these topics. Our website, College Parents Matter, contains a page on alcohol and sexual assault...

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In the News   Realtors in Baltimore County Back Social Host Ordinance Expansion  On Tuesday, the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors (GBBR) endorsed Baltimore County Council bill number 2-17, which would expand the existing social host ordinance into several additional Towson neighborhoods following the initial success of the law that aimed to address loud and unruly parties. The group submitted a letter of support for the bill...

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Just Released: Second Edition of ‘A Guide to Best Practices’ The second edition of ‘A Guide to Best Practices‘ is now available, providing an update from 2013 on the latest research and evidence on best practices to address college drinking.   The Guide includes a detailed description of various strategies, a summary of the research supporting or refuting their effectiveness, and tips for implementation....

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New Maryland Collaborative Website The Maryland Collaborative has updated its website with a new, modern design and responsive layout for mobile and tablet devices. The website features all the Maryland Collaborative resources, including our latest fact sheets and evidence briefs, in addition to special reports on new and emerging topics related to college drinking. You can also find content on our signature projects and initiatives...

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Sexual Assault and Alcohol: An Evidence Brief Sexual assault is a highly traumatizing experience and is a serious issue for institutions of higher education. Research studies have found that about half of sexual assaults on college campuses involve a situation in which the perpetrator, the survivor or both were consuming alcohol prior to the assault. The bottom line is that alcohol does not cause sexual assaults, but it can be a...

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Social Host Ordinance Showing Promise in Stemming Loud, Unruly Parties   On Oct. 16th, the Baltimore County social host ordinance was featured on the front page of the Baltimore Sun, “Law lessens unruly parties”. Enacted by the Baltimore County Council in January 2016, the social host ordinance was adopted to serve as a tool for law enforcement to help stop and prevent loud and unruly parties off campus. The Baltimore...

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