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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges aren't quite as high on the list of hackers and scammers as institutions like banks, hospitals and four-year research universities, yet the institutional and personal data stored on their servers and in the online cloud can be valuable, so they need to lock down their data like any other entity. This requires a combination of…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Campuses, Community Colleges
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Hegeman, Susan; Ortiz, Paul – Thought & Action, 2018
In the fall of 2017, the University of Florida (UF) and the city of Gainesville were part of a coda to a terrible event in recent U.S. history: the violent torch-wielding rally of white supremacists and extreme far-right groups in the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and at least 33 injured. These events…
Descriptors: Unions, Antisocial Behavior, Labor Relations, Universities
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Eifert, Elise K.; Hall, Michael E.; Gropper, Sareen S.; Kondor, Melissa – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
College life is an exciting time for thousands of emerging adults on campuses across the nation. It is also an opportunity for students to engage in behaviors that can impede personal health. Numerous studies link personal health and wellness to academic achievement.1-3 The core mission of most institutions of higher education (IHEs) is academic…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Higher Education, Universities, Best Practices
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Jozkowski, Kristen N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Over the last few years, there have been some egregious examples of rape culture on college campuses that call into question the effectiveness of current sexual-assault policies. This article contains brief recaps of four recent events that took place at prominent American universities, drawn from a laundry list of contemporary examples. They…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Rape
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Chutuape, Kate S.; Willard, Nancy; Sanchez, Kenia; Straub, Diane M.; Ochoa, Tara N.; Howell, Kourtney; Rivera, Carmen; Ramos, Ibrahim; Ellen, Jonathan M. – AIDS Education and Prevention, 2010
Increasingly, HIV prevention efforts must focus on altering features of the social and physical environment to reduce risks associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. Community coalitions provide a vehicle for bringing about sustainable structural changes. This article shares lessons and key strategies regarding how three community…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Prevention, Testing, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Dunlap, Glen; Iovannone, Rose; Wilson, Kelly J.; Kincaid, Donald K.; Strain, Phillip – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
Although there is a substantial empirical foundation for the basic intervention components of behavior analysis and positive behavior support (PBS), the field still lacks a standardized program model of individualized PBS suitable for widespread application by school personnel. This article provides a description of a standardized PBS model that…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, School Personnel, Behavior Modification
Lazarus, Philip J. – Communique, 2009
On May 9, 2008, Kathleen Norona received notice that she would no longer be working as a school psychologist for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) where she had been employed for the past 5 years. In total 41 out of 240 school psychologists were given official notice that they would be placed on surplus. That is, they would no longer be…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, School Psychologists, School Psychology, Boards of Education
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Bell-Ellison, Bethany A.; Forthofer, Melinda S.; McDermott, Robert J.; Zapata, Lauren B.; Nearns, Jodi L.; Curran, K. T.; Calkins, Susan A.; Bryant, Carol A.; McCormack Brown, Kelli R. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2009
Theater has been used as an educational tool since the Great Depression era, and it is currently considered an effective tool for health promotion and reducing risk-taking behaviors among youth. Theater projects are well suited for communicating prevention messages to youth audiences because they can depict real-life settings and characters who…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Smoking, Prevention, Drinking
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
A spirited campaign to promote "hand hygiene" is under way at the University of Central Florida Orlando campus, and the urinal toter, known as UCF 5th Guy, is its front line. Like their counterparts at many other institutions, health officials at Central Florida want students to think about the germs that lurk on their hands. And then…
Descriptors: Colleges, Hygiene, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Moore, Michele Johnson; Werch, Chudley – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Objective: The authors explored the relationship between self-reported vigorous exercise frequency and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use behaviors among first-year college students who self-identified as drinkers. Participants: The authors recruited 391 freshman college students in Northeast Florida to participate in an alcohol abuse…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Multivariate Analysis, Exercise, Smoking
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Horn, Kimberly; Dino, Geri; Kalsekar, Iftekhar; Mody, Reema – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
This review summarizes end-of-program quit rates from 6 controlled and 10 field-based Not on Tobacco (NOT) evaluations. Approximately 6,130 youth from 5 states and 489 schools participated. Intent-to-treat and compliant quit rates were calculated at 3 months postbaseline (end-of-program). Results from controlled evaluations revealed an aggregate…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Change, Smoking, Program Evaluation
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Morrison, Sharon D.; Talbott, Lara L. – Journal of American College Health, 2005
In response to aggressive marketing of tobacco to college students, Florida's legislature allocated multi-settlement agreement dollars to fund tobacco prevention programming at state institutions of higher learning. The Student Tobacco Reform Initiative: Knowledge for Eternity (STRIKE) was one such program. Its purpose was to increase awareness…
Descriptors: Prevention, Smoking, College Students, Health Promotion
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Zenere, Frank J., III; Lazarus, Philip J. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1997
Reports a five-year longitudinal study of suicidal behavior of students in southern Florida. Describes a district-wide suicide prevention program and offers statistical data organized into annual, monthly, grade-level, and school-level classification of the degree and direction of self-destructive behavior among youth. Program effectiveness is…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Prevention, Program Descriptions
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Carcillo, Joseph A.; And Others – Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1995
Describes an underserved rural community in which health care initiatives increased access to comprehensive care. Over a 3-year period, increased accessibility to maternal and child health care also increased use of preventive services, thus decreasing emergency room visits and hospitalizations as well as low birth weight, risk of congenital…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Birth Weight, Child Health, Communicable Diseases
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Casey, Richard E. – Preventing School Failure, 1996
The New Smyrna Beach Employability Skills Training Program in Florida offers emotionally and behaviorally disordered adolescents the opportunity to learn basic academic, social, employability, and business skills through participation in a school-based business that models an actual job site. Comparative data for suspensions, dropouts, and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Business Education, Delinquency, Dropout Prevention