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ERIC Number: ED537679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-23
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
A Comprehensive Approach to Hazing Prevention in Higher Education Settings. Working Paper
Langford, Linda
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention
The Higher Education Center's 2002 publication "Preventing Violence and Promoting Safety in Higher Education Settings: Overview of a Comprehensive Approach," outlines a framework for addressing a broad array of violence issues in college and university communities. This document outlines specific considerations in applying this approach to the issue of hazing. Campuses are diverse settings, and there is no "model" hazing prevention initiative that will work at every institution. Accordingly, the Center recommends a set of "principles" and a "process" that campus and community members can use to collaborate on issues like hazing. This approach allows planning groups to create a hazing initiative that is tailored to their campus circumstances and to the needs of specific groups that may experience hazing. Based on the Center's framework, the following key actions are recommended for creating a comprehensive hazing initiative: (1) Identify and address multiple contributing factors; (2) Conduct a "local" analysis; (3) Include prevention, early intervention, and response components; (4) Use multiple, coordinated, and sustained strategies; (5) Make sure programs, policies, and services are coordinated and synergistic; (6) Ensure that each component of the initiative has clearly defined goals and objectives that are informed by data and research; and (7) Build Collaborations.
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (ED)