The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention 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. The guide was prepared by David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development, George Mason University, with funding from the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
As a substance misuse prevention professional, you may be looking for a way to move your work to a virtual space. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD) and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education have a few helpful resources. Check them out.
This series provides a brief synopsis of the publications, articles, and resource documents available to campuses to assist in their substance misuse prevention and mental health intervention efforts.
In January 2020, DEA published Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides a road map for college- and university-based prevention professionals to address campus-wide drug misuse issues. To complement the guide, DEA also provides this PowerPoint slide deck, which campus- and community-based prevention professionals can use to present information about the guide to their stakeholders.
This page highlights a sample of campus alcohol and other drug policies.
This page highlights a sample of campus biennial review reports.
These publications provide insight into best practices to prevent drug misuse.
This collection of free webinars are focused on issues surrounding drug misuse prevention.
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