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Who Are We?

In response to a real need for a publication that could help both parents and students gain a better understanding of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, in 1997 a committee of parents from Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, MD, under the leadership of Mimi Fleury, then President, Parent Board, compiled a booklet, “A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use”© which was published in 1999.

The overwhelming positive response to the booklet by many families led Dr. James Power, Headmaster, and Mimi Fleury to form the Community of Concern not-for-profit consortium in order to share the booklet. The booklet has spread in a grass-roots fashion and there are over 1,900,000 booklets in parents’ hands in 36 states and 4 countries. The e-Learning course here on this website is a companion to the booklet.

The original booklet has been revised and updated 8 times, most recently 2014.

“A Parent’s Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use”© has been reviewed by Marisa Silveri, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, Dept. of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School,
Beth Kane Davidson, M.Ed., CAC, Director, Addiction Treatment, Suburban/Johns Hopkins Medicine and
Jeffrey M. Georgi, M.Div., CCAS, former Director of the Duke Addictions Program.

Highlights:

Awards/Recognition for Booklet and Community of Concern
2013- Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award for ‘outstanding leadership in translating research into practice’ from National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
2007- Educational Excellence Award- Caron Foundataion
2005, 2004- “Community of Concern Day”, Mayor of the City of Houston, Texas
2004- Outstanding Community Service Award, Drawing the Line on Under 21 Alcohol Use
2002- Parents’ Council of Washington Volunteer of the Year Award, Mimi Fleury
2001- Caron Foundation Award for Educational Excellence- Dr. J. Crawford
2001- Outstanding Community Service Award, Drawing the Line on Under 21 Alcohol Use

National Meeting Presentations/Appointments
2011- National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Mimi Fleury, Member, National Advisory Council
2009, 2010- National Institutes of Health, Scientific Management Review Board, Testimony
2005-2004- National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Steering Committee for Underage Drinking Prevention

Participant and presenter at National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Boarding Schools

For more information contact: Mimi Fleury, President and Co-Founder,
Community of Concern
301-656-2481; mlfleury@aol.com