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ERIC Number: ED514327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Building an Infrastructure for AODV Prevention: Coalitions and Statewide Initiatives. A Prevention 101 Series Publication
DeJong, William
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
The environmental management approach to alcohol and other drug abuse and violence (AODV) prevention is based on the principle that college students' conduct can be shaped through concerted efforts to reengineer the environment that shapes their behavior. Constructing a campus, community, and state-level environment that will protect students and help them make healthier and safer decisions is challenging work, which requires an organized and participatory process to develop, implement, and evaluate a sound strategic plan. This process includes three types of participatory efforts. On "campus", the college president or chancellor can begin by appointing a permanent task force that represents several important constituencies, including key administrative staff, faculty, and students, and possibly alumni and parents. To guide "community-level" efforts, the task force can collaborate with, or evolve into, a full coalition that includes both campus and civic leaders. Finally, work at the "state level" can be facilitated by a statewide association of academic, community, and state prevention leaders. This publication outlines how campus officials can organize and work collaboratively with campus and community coalitions and with statewide initiatives to accomplish their AODV prevention goals. (Contains 13 resources.)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.higheredcenter.org/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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)