The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention is designed to promote enhanced professional skills, and ultimately have greater impact, with college students’ decisions surrounding drugs and alcohol. Available as a free downloadable publication, this comprehensive resource documents the range of competencies required to achieve institutional goals of maximizing student success and well-being with a focus on reducing risky behaviors and harm associated with students’ substance use. Further, this resource is “brought to life” with an eight-part webinar series, highlighting each of the individual competencies.
Finding the right mix of volunteers for local prevention efforts can be tricky. No one wants to waste valuable time or resources, but we are left with a series of questions as we look to involve the next generation of leaders, including young adults (ages 18-25) throughout the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process. What’s their incentive? Who are their connections? Where is their help most needed? How do we bring them into the fold? During this session we will go beyond wishing, hoping, and dreaming that our strategies are sticky enough to move Gen Z (and others) to join local prevention efforts.
The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention (Professional Competencies Guide) was developed to provide a broad understanding of the range of skills necessary for orchestrating comprehensive campus prevention efforts. With the active engagement of seasoned personnel with extensive experience surrounding campus substance misuse prevention efforts, the resulting compilation organizes competencies within eight core areas; further, it provides specific resources helpful for each of these areas and for overall professional development. As a whole, this Professional Competencies Guide provides a current framework that helps campus leaders and dedicated professionals move things forward, to work more efficiently, and to be more effective.
Parents and educators will find the following short videos helpful in identifying the risks of youth drug and alcohol use. The University of Virginia’s Gordie Center released this video series in partnership with Region Ten Community Services Board. To learn more, go to https://regionten.org/blog/talk/.
This toolkit has been specifically designed with our community partners in mind. It is the goal of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) that this toolkit helps our community partners to disseminate information about behavioral health, prevention, and wellness, to the individuals and families they serve. It is CMHA-CEI’s hope that this will equip our partners with easy-to-use and useful information for their audiences. This Facebook Toolkit will increase awareness, promote local resources and training opportunities, and reduce stigma around behavioral health issues affecting our communities.
CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is commited to creating safe, healthy and drug free communities globally
The purpose of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance misuse prevention field
A resource with the nation’s leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, we are a diverse community of researchers, advocates, clinicians, communicators and more.
Education Development Center (EDC) advances lasting solutions to the most pressing educational, health, and workforce challenges across the globe. Our work is guided by evidence, empathy, and experience.
Doreen Turk-White began her career in substance use prevention coalitions before there was CADCA, before there was the SPF. She wrote her Master’s thesis on community-based coalitions and has been honing her skills ever since by founding and facilitating coalitions for over 26 years.
Webinar hosted by the MIHEN with Richard Lucey discussing the Prevention with Purpose document.
Webinar hosted by the MIHEN with Elaine Lyon and Carolyn Chaudhary discussing e-cigarettes