ERIC Number: ED460310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide: Environmental Approaches to Prevention. Second Edition.
Ryan, Barbara E.; Colthurst, Tom; Segars, Lance
This guide is designed to help identify and modify risks that contribute to alcohol-related problems within college and university communities. The guide describes methods and exercises that can be followed to gather and organize information about alcohol use and associated adverse consequences at institutions of higher education and within surrounding communities. Despite general agreement among campus officials and students alike that alcohol use contributes to a range of problems confronting colleges and universities, prevention often does not command a high priority for students, faculty, and staff. Making the case for prevention can be frustrating work, posing the challenge of getting people to understand why problems occur and how they can make a difference. The four goals of this guide are to help gather information on the extent of problems related to alcohol use at colleges and universities; assist with the understanding and description of environmental factors within campus communities that promote or discourage high-risk alcohol use; assist in organizing information on alcohol-related problems in an intelligible way so that one can articulate concerns and generate a prevention support network; and prepare for work in reducing alcohol-related problems by identifying possible issues that can stimulate prevention efforts. Includes exercises to be used with all aspects mentioned in the guide with a list of relevant publications. Provides a list of selected resources and publications as well as a list of Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention publications and fact sheets and prevention updates. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Administrators, Advocacy, Behavior Modification, College Students, Context Effect, Cooperation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Drinking, Environmental Scanning, Evaluation, Higher Education, Mass Media Effects, Peer Influence, Policy, Prevention, Public Health, Recruitment, Risk, School Involvement
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458-1060. Tel: 800-676-1730 (Toll Free); Fax: 617-928-1537; Web site: http://www.edc.org/hec/; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.; Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Newton, MA.