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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Safer Campuses and Communities: Tools for Implementing Evidence-based Interventions to Reduce Alcohol Problems


Higher Education Webinar Series:
June 26, 2013, 4:00 pm−5:30 pm ET
June 27, 2013, 11:00 am−12:30 pm ET
DESCRIPTION: High-risk alcohol consumption remains the greatest problem for most college campuses, associated with an estimated 1,825 alcohol-related student deaths, 599,000 student injuries, and 97,000 student sexual assaults or date rapes each year. As such, campuses and communities across the country have been working to reduce alcohol misuse and related consequences.
Based on a translational research project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Prevention Research Center developed a suite of Safer Campuses and Communities resources, including background materials, tools, and procedures to help campuses and communities develop and implement targeted interventions for alcohol problem prevention. The resources can help change the culture of dangerous drinking and related problems, and ultimately improve the quality of learning environment for students, protecting the health and safety of students and community members alike.

In this webinar, Dr. Bob Saltz, Senior Research Scientist at the Prevention Research Center, will review the latest research-based approaches to reducing alcohol-related problems among college students and consider how to apply the Safer Campuses and Communities resources recently developed. Then Karen Hughes, Coordinator of PartySafe@Cal at UC Berkeley, and Genie Cheng, Outreach and Education Coordinator at UC Santa Barbara, will share how their colleges have been implementing evidence-based interventions to reduce alcohol problems on their campuses and in their communities.  > > > >  Read More