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ERIC Number: ED511643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Experiences in Effective Prevention: The U.S. Department of Education's Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grants
DeJong, William; Anderson, Jerry; Colthurst, Tom; Davidson, Laurie; Langford, Linda M.; Mackay-Smith, Virginia L.; Ryan, Barbara; Stubbs, Helen
US Department of Education
In response to ongoing concern about unacceptable levels of AOD (alcohol and other drug) use on campuses, in 1998 Congress authorized the Department of Education to identify and promote effective prevention through a model grants program. In 1999, OSDFS (Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools) launched an important component of the Department's efforts to advance best practices, the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses Grants. The program's goal is to move the field toward more effective practice. Applying institutions are required to describe an innovative program or policy that was integrated into a comprehensive AOD abuse prevention effort, to provide evidence that the initiative was effective in reducing AOD-related problems, and to propose a work plan for encouraging replication of their efforts. Each grantee institution receives funding to maintain, improve, and further evaluate its efforts and to disseminate information to other campuses where the program might be replicated. A total of 22 institutions received awards under this initiative in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004. Congress did not fund the program in 2002 or 2003. Additional institutions received awards in 2005 and 2006; findings from those two cohorts are not yet fully known. One grant was awarded in fiscal year 2007. Each campus has publicized its work in the usual ways--presenting at conferences, sponsoring workshops, and distributing brochures and other materials. The agenda for OSDFS's annual National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention in Higher Education includes a session for the newest grantees to present on their activities. The primary purpose of this publication is to examine these model programs in order to discover broader lessons for AOD prevention practitioners and thereby move the field toward more effective prevention. The authors aim is not merely to describe the model programs but also to explore the general principles and processes by which the grantees successfully implemented their programs, policies, and interventions. Appendices include: (1) Site Visit Interview Protocol; and (2) Characteristics of 22 Institutions of Higher Education With U.S. Department of Education Model Programs (1999-2004). Individual chapters contain references. A list of resources is included. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)