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.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Kristina Canfield
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Kristina Canfield, Executive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. During the podcast, Kristina talks about how the recovery movement has taken hold on college campuses over the past few years; some of the challenges around supporting students in recovery during the past 2½ years; the impact of stigma on a person’s recovery, progress that’s been made in reducing stigma, and challenges that remain; and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Rick Birt
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Rick Birt, Director of the Washington, D.C. Highway Safety Office. During the podcast, Rick talks about what he has learned going from focusing on highway safety at a national level with Students Against Destructive Decisions to a territory level in D.C., why viewers should be concerned about impaired driving among college students, some of the initiatives his office is rolling out in D.C. that are relevant to colleges and universities, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Sean Fearns
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Sean Fearns, Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. During the podcast, Sean talks about DEA’s involvement in preventing drug use and misuse, DEA’s strategic outreach and prevention support to colleges and universities, ways in which institutions of higher education can get involved in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Red Ribbon Week, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dave Closson M.S. (DJC Solutions)
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Dave Closson, founder and owner of the consulting company DJC Solutions. Dave's background includes serving as a T/TA Specialist at SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 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. Dave draws upon personal experience to discuss how prevention professionals can help veterans suffering from PTSD, bolster their relationship with law enforcement, improve their strategic planning, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Beverly Johnson
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Beverly Johnson, Director of Prevention Services for Alabama’s Department of Mental Health. During the episode, Beverly offers advice for viewers who struggle with engaging their state agency around efforts to prevent drug use among college students; discusses how a state agency such as hers helps to support local communities, especially communities of color, in their efforts to prevent drug use; provides an overview of Alabama’s recently launched statewide fentanyl awareness campaign, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Erin Ficker
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Erin Ficker, Prevention Project Director, Prevention Solutions at Education Development Center, who discusses EDC’s planning process to produce DEA’s supplemental resources to Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. Erin also discusses the benefits of using the Strategic Prevention Framework, the challenges that prevention professionals sometimes encounter in using the SPF, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Jim Lange
Join us for this month’s episode of Prevention Profiles: Take Five, which features Dr. Jim Lange, Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, and Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives at San Diego State University. During the interview, Dr. Lange discusses why colleges and universities should be concerned about impaired driving among college students, some of the biggest challenges that institutions of higher education and their surrounding communities are facing right now, resources available from the Higher Education Center, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Jazmine Kelley, Rachel Perse, Dr. Kari Pratt
Jazmine Kelley of the University of Mississippi, Rachel Perse of the University of Miami, and Dr. Kari Pratt of Oklahoma State University served on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, respectively, in the 2022 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest. They discuss how their schools came up with their PSA ideas, the benefits to entering the contest, and the response to their victories.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five-David Anderson
David Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, where he worked for over 28 years and served as Professor and Director, Center for the Advancement of Public Health, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Dr. Anderson discusses findings of concern from the College Alcohol Survey, a new guide on professional competencies for drug and alcohol misuse prevention in higher education, insights from campus-based professionals working on alcohol and drug misuse issues, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Mallory Jordan (NASPA)
Mallory Jordan, Senior Director of Health, Safety, & Well-Being Initiatives for NASPA—Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Mallory discusses ways in which student affairs administrators can provide leadership in preventing drug use and misuse among college students, the impact of states’ legalizing nonmedical marijuana use on the nation’s colleges and universities, benefits and challenges of statewide initiatives to prevent drug use among college students, and more!