Red Watch Band
The most recent NIAAA statistics estimate that 1,519 college students die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes and overdoses.31These deaths are preventable, and they can be prevented by fellow students.
The Red Watch Band bystander training is a two-hour course that provides students with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths.
The mission of the Red Watch Band is to provide students of the college/high school community with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect.
LCAC supports this program, which was designed by Dr. Shirley Kenney in 2008. Dr. Kenney was the President of Stony Brook University and a doctor at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Along with Milton Glazer, a prolific graphic artist, Dr. Kenney collaborated with alcohol and drug specialists and colleagues from the Office of Student Affairs to provide a comprehensive intervention program for Stony Brook students. It is also being offered to High School students.
The Red Watch Band curriculum has been implemented in the Levittown and Island Trees School Districts for 12th graders.