Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators
For over 20 years, the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) has supported college and university prevention efforts across the state. In 2015, NASPA was awarded grant funding through the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health to address collegiate alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Over the next five years, the CADE will support collegiate prevention efforts by helping facilitate data collection surrounding alcohol and other drug use behaviors, creating online professional development opportunities for prevention teams, and providing technical assistance for all campus professionals as we work towards making our campuses a safer space for students to live, work, learn, and grow.
Each year, CADE Project Staff select six institutions of higher education from across the state to implement a project focusing on educational dissemination/ programming, environmental management/ policy change, or screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment.
On November 15, 2018 the CADE will host an annual training for prevention teams across the state. There is no fee to register to the conference, and the CADE has funding to support travel to Golden, CO. In 2017, seventeen institutions from across Colorado gathered to share, learn and network.
The CADE is in the process of creating a statewide dataset through the American College Health Association- National College Health Assessment. A preliminary report of the findings can be found here, though the full data set will be released in 2020.
The CADE facilitates trainings and technical assistance to support prevention professionals on campus to change attitudes and behaviors surrounding high-risk alcohol use. CADE Collaborate also utilizes an online system designed to help college and university prevention teams share resources, implement best practices, and learn from each other. Any member of a Colorado higher education organization can access professional development, resources, and strategies for collaborative problem solving through CADE Collaborate. Enrollment in CADE Collaborate is complimentary for Colorado colleges and universities.
For more information regarding the CADE, please email our project team.