OSDFS

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OSDFSOffice of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
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* Registration is now open for OSDFS's National Conference, August 8-10 in suburban Washington, D.C.
Over the past two weeks, the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) has been collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the development of guidance on the H1N1 flu virus--with the goal of ensuring it is understandable and workable for the education community.
This issue contains the following articles: (1) Campus and Community Coalitions--Getting Organized for Prevention; (2) Message From William Modzeleski, OSDFS Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary; (3) Organizing Models for Prevention--A Roundtable Discussion; (4) Exemplary, Effective, and Promising Programs at the 22nd National Meeting; (5) Q&A With Karen Pennington; (6) Organizing for Sexual Assault Prevention at Miami University; and (7) College Drinking New Research From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems Initiative.
The Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) will be hosting its national conference August 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Prince George's County, Maryland (approximately 10 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.).
On Monday (August 18), the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is hosting a National Symposium on Emerging Issues in Character Education in the Department's auditorium (400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.).
In 1999, OSDFS (Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools) launched an important component of the Department's efforts to advance best practices, the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grants.
On June 4, Secretary Spellings announced new awards under two discretionary grant programs administered by the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS).
Also: The Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) has released the latest issue of "The Challenge" newsletter (http://www.thechallenge.org/), featuring articles on preventing school violence.
OSDFS Grants Forecast for Fiscal Year 2007, recent research findings, and resources for finding more information are also included.
Also: The Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) is soliciting applications under several grant programs: Elementary and Secondary School Counseling (eligible: school districts; deadline: January 28), Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems (eligible: states, districts, and Indian tribes; deadline: January 30), and School-Based Student Drug-Testing (eligible: districts; deadline: March 21).
Regarding Virginia Tech, the Department's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) recently awarded the institution a $960,685 grant to assist with recovery efforts and begin to develop a model for assessing and responding to at-risk behaviors in a higher education setting.