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 - 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!
Supporting College Students in Recovery
Diane Fedorchak, Program Director, and Tommy Claire, Health Promotion Specialist, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst are this month's guests on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Diane and Tommy discuss how the recovery movement has grown on college campuses during recent years, some of the challenges around supporting students in recovery during the past 2½ years of the pandemic, advances and challenges in reducing stigma and discrimination against people with a substance use disorder, and more!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Prevention
Allison, Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Commissioner for Student Health and Wellness at the Louisiana Board of Regents, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Dr. Smith discusses a significant experience she had during an internship; the importance of cultural competence and cultural humility across all five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework; approaching diversity, equity, and inclusion in the prevention space for students and staff; ways in which diversity, equity, and inclusion can be increased for new professionals, and more!
Reflections on a Career in Higher Education and the Federal Government
Paul Kesner, recently retired from the U.S. Department of Education, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Paul reflects on his career serving in both higher education and the federal government. During the interview, Paul discusses some of the changes in drug issues from when he was a Vice President for Student Affairs to now; how being a VP for Student Affairs helped inform his work at ED to prevent drug use not only among college students, but also among students in elementary and secondary education; and some of the issues in K-12 that are having an impact on students now entering college.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five Featuring Tessa Miracle, Ph.D. and Emily Baker, Ph.D.
Tessa Miracle, Ph.D., principal investigator of the 2022 College Prescription Drug Study and a lecturer in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, and Emily Baker, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University.