FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2011
Contact: Clemmie Phillips
MUW’s McDavis TIPs certified trainer
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Rosamund Claudia McDavis, Mississippi University for Women's alcohol prevention coordinator, is now a certified TIPs (Training for Intervention Procedures) trainer.
McDavis attended TIPs training at Mississippi State University July 11 and 12, where she received a perfect score on her certification test.
The TIPs training provided information to help trainers "create the kind of environment that promotes safety and responsibility wherever alcohol is sold, served, or consumed. The goal is to build skills, instill confidence and empower participants to step in to situations and ensure that alcohol is being sold responsibly and legally."
McDavis’ plans are to first train MUW Student Ambassadors (peer educators) on how to prevent and reduce intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking among their fellow students.
In addition to training MUW Student Ambassadors, McDavis will be able to train others on the MUW campus as well as any establishment where alcohol is available for purchase or consumed on the premises.
Upon completion of the program and passing a certification test, a person will be certified for three years.
If anyone is interested in becoming trained to ensure the safety of MUW and/or the Columbus community, please contact McDavis at (662) 241-7669 or firstname.lastname@example.org