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Prevention Profiles: Take Five was launched in January 2018. Each podcast is posted monthly and features interviews with individuals at the federal, national, state, and local levels, based around five questions related to drug misuse prevention among college students.

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David Arnold
November 8, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - David Arnold (NASPA)

David Arnold, Assistant Vice President of Health, Safety, and Well-Being at NASPA, is our guest for this episode. Arnold, who has been at the organization since 2014, has spoken at dozens of conferences regarding peer education, college substance abuse prevention, and health promotion. During this episode, he discusses the impact of Colorado's marijuana laws on the state's colleges and universities; the benefits and challenges of being in a statewide coalition, and much more.
Diane Fedorchak
October 16, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Diane Fedorchak (UMass Amherst)

Diane Fedorchak, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is our guest this month. Fedorchak -- who is in long-term recovery from addiction -- is very involved in the school's community. Currently, she serves as director of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program, coordinator of the Fresh & Sober program and an active member of the Campus and Community Coalition to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. On this episode, she talks about the challenges with implementing the BASICS program, the recovery movement on college campuses, and much more.
Dave Closson
September 18, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dave Closson M.S. (Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies)

Dave Closson, who now works with the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, joins us this episode. Closson's background includes serving in the Illinois National Guard, as a campus police officer at Eastern Illinois University and as Assistant Director of the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention. Drawing from these experiences, he discusses what prevention professionals need to know about students who return from military deployment, challenges he faced trying to connect law enforcement and prevention on campus, plus much more.
Dolores Cimini
August 21, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - M. Dolores Cimini (University at Albany)

M. Dolores Cimini, PhD., who serves as director for the Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research at the University at Albany, The State University of New York, New York is our guest this episode. She discusses why it's important to evaluate prevention products, gives advice about working with students, and much more.
Sean Ferns
July 24, 2018

Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Sean Fearns (Drug Enforcement Administration)

Sean Fearns, the Chief of DEA's Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, is this month's guest. During the episode, Fearns talks prevention, his agency's efforts to reach out to college students, challenges with getting law enforcement and prevention professionals to work together, and much more.


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