Health Messages that Support Motives for not Drinking Among Abstainers and Drinkers
Coordinating Presenter: Kimberley Timpf (EverFi)
Additional Presenter(s): Robyn Priest (Boston College)
While many students choose to drink, more and more students are interested in experiencing college life that is much less - or not at all - dependent on alcohol. Traditional prevention efforts often consider the needs of these groups separately. But research has identified that they share similar motives for not drinking: concern for their health. What are the implications for traditional prevention? This session will explore that question, hearing how one campus eliminated their AOD prevention office, creating a health promotion program to address concerns shared by all students.
Recovery on Campus: the ‘Not So’ Impossible Dream
Coordinating Presenter: Jenna Parisi (Transforming Youth Recovery)
Additional Presenter(s): Ivana Grahovac (Transforming Youth Recovery), Sarah Nerad (The Ohio State University), Alexis Janda (The George Washington University), Elaine Viccora (George Mason University)
The collegiate recovery movement is sweeping the nation and we want you to be a part of it! Come hear from a dynamic panel of staff administrators, researchers, advocates AND students as we talk about collegiate recovery and the various forms it takes on college campuses. If you are looking to initiate or expand upon an alcohol/drug addiction recovery community this is the place to find the experience, strength and hope to inspire your campus.
Implementing the Step Up! Bystander Intervention Program
Coordinating Presenter: Doug Everhart (University of California - Irvine)
Additional Presenter(s): Irvine Renee Bateman (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania), Karla Fonner (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania), Nick Jones (Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)
Over the last few years, bystander intervention training has become one of the most recommended strategies to address campus problems. The Step Up! Bystander Intervention Program was developed using some of the leading research and theories around bystander behavior, and hundreds of campuses are using it to address a wide variety of campus issues and concerns. Whether its AOD use, violence, mental health or any other concern, proactive bystander behavior is something we all can use to help someone in need.
Using Multiple Data Sources to Triangulate Your AOD Prevention and Maximize Impact
Coordinating Presenter: Jennifer Sell Matzke (St. Cloud State University)
Additional Presenter(s): Robert Reff PhD. (Oregon State University), Meghan Fitzgerald (Oregon State University)
Individuals engaged in campus prevention efforts are often charged with changing a campus culture of high-risk alcohol use. This can only be achieved through an approach that has laser-like focus on the needs of our students while supporting campus and departmental strategic plans. Two campuses will present their comprehensive approach to assessment, data collection, and informed decision making. Participants will leave with an understanding of national, state, regional, local and campus data to collect and mine. Examples will be shown on how to put this data in to action and show decreases in key indicators.
Peer-to-Peer Models for Outreach and Prevention
Coordinating Presenter: David Arnold (NASPA)
Additional Presenter(s): Mike Condra (Queen’s University), Mia Dineen (Queen's University), Aimee J. Hourigan (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Blake Marble (The Ohio State University), Ann Quinn-Zobeck (NASPA)Student affairs professionals recognize the important effect that peers have on one another and as a result look to these students to play a pivotal role in educating and supporting college students as they deal with mental health issues, alcohol and other drug abuse, and violence on campus. Trained peers can provide support to students in need and present educational programs designed to change perceptions, behavior, and support on a range of issues impacting college students. This presentation discusses how to build and sustain effective peer–to-peer outreach, mentoring, and education programs by exploring successful peer helper group models. Participants will discuss key considerations for establishing a peer helper program, program models, and evaluating efforts.