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ERIC Number: ED537624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Getting Started on Campus: Tips for New Prevention Coordinators. Prevention Updates
Stubbs, Helen
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
Prevention coordinators have an important role on campus. To be effective, they must demonstrate the right balance of accurate information, clear strategy, and open collaboration with others. A strong prevention program requires understanding the problem, identifying the contributing factors, taking action to intervene, and then evaluating to see if the problem was prevented. To be effective, prevention must be a deliberate process that applies science-based principles of planning and action to produce desired outcomes. Furthermore, it requires an assessment of local problems and resources in order to identify the necessary changes to reduce the risk for problems. This "Prevention Update" outlines the critical elements in this process and identifies helpful resources to support campus-based prevention efforts. Intended as an overview, it includes many references to publications from the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention and other resources, for more in-depth information. (Contains 11 online resources.)
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention. EDC, Inc. 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453. Tel: 800-676-1730; Fax: 617-928-1537; e-mail: HigherEdCtr@edc.org; Web site: http://www.edc.org/projects/higher_education_center_alcohol_drug_abuse_and_violence_prevention
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary 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)