“Stay Safe and Smart at College”

By: Elaine Williams

Are you a parent who’s worried about your teen going off to college with all of the added pressures of today’s culture?

Are you an incoming freshman who’s excited but also apprehensive about the social challenges you’ll be forced to navigate, especially when it comes to drugs and alcohol?

This book has saved lives and it could save yours or a loved one too. 

In this book, you’ll learn simple techniques on how to identify the warning signs of addiction, isolation, and depression in a friend, roommate, or family member. 

You’ll get and understand the free and inexpensive resources that are readily available but still not well known. 

You’ll find out what addiction is and what it isn’t. 

You’ll learn quick and easy relaxation and stress relieving tools. 

You’ll be able to see through the myths and misinformation around drinking and drugs. 

You’ll be given the steps to take if a friend or family member is in trouble. 

What This Book Has To Offer

Stay Safe, Stay Smart, Stay Out of The Red Zone!

I was assaulted my freshman year in college. The shame of the gang rape haunts me and has affected every area of my life for the past 29 years. Many parents, administrators, teachers, and students are in denial about this epidemic. Because sexual assault victims are shamed, bullied, disbelieved, intimidated, and threatened, many don’t finish college and suffer low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety attacks. It gets worse. Shame is directly linked to addiction and alcoholism. We send our kids off to college wanting it to be the most memorable experience of their lives. We, as parents, never want it to be memorable because of a traumatic assault.

It’s not that easy, though, to fully prepare our kids. Our culture promotes sexual violence with advertising, popular movies, fashion, and “the rules don’t apply to athletes” standards. Because fraternity men on Ivy League campuses chant, “No means yes, yes means anal!” at the female dorms, and the fraternity president only apologizes after he is forced to. Because our culture uses rape jokes in mainstream advertising: Bud Light, Virgin Mobile, and American Apparel are all brands that are guilty – and kids look up to them.

My goal is that all college-bound seniors are clear that they and they alone are responsible for their own safety once they leave their parents’ houses. They need to be awake, aware, and prepared. They need to know what to do in risky situations, and how to avoid risky people. It’s up to them – no one else.

I hope that this book encourages parents and college-bound seniors to talk about sex, consent, alcohol, drugs, risky behavior, boundaries, and active bystander intervention. I hope this book gives them the framework, so they can start the tough conversations to keep their kids safe and smart!

To Your Safety!

“What does this book mean to you…”

Elaine Williams

Author, Speaker, Comedian and Confidence Coach

“If you’re ready for real success with health and life, work with Elaine. Her program is powerful and you’ll discover what you’ve been missing.”

~ Julian Jackson, Leadership/Military Trainer, Licensed Coach, and Award-Winning Speaker

“If you’re ready for real success with health and life, work with Elaine. Her program is powerful and you’ll discover what you’ve been missing.”

~ Julian Jackson, Leadership/Military Trainer, Licensed Coach, and Award-Winning Speaker

“Elaine made me so much more aware and conscious!”

~ Susan Whitcomb, Educator, Founder of Career Coach Academy

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Author, Speaker, Comedian and Confidence Coach

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