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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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.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Alfred "Chip" Cooke (Drug Enforcement Administration)
Alfred "Chip" Cooke, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s Merrillville, Indiana, District Office in the Chicago Field Division, is this episode's guest. During the interview, Chip discusses the importance of DEA's "One Pill Can Kill" initiative, how colleges can get involved with Take Back Day, and gives advice to campus substance misuse professionals.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Dolores Cimini (University at Albany)
Dr. Dolores Cimini, a senior research scientist within the University at Albany's Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, is our guest for this episode. During the interview, Dolores talks about how her campus used information from the One Pill Can Kill campaign, the similarities between preventing drug misuse among college students and transmitting COVID-19, and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon (SAMHSA)
Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, currently Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is our guest for this episode. During the interview, she discusses her vision for the agency, the latest findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (particularly around young adults and marijuana use), and much more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Bethany Mauch (North Dakota State College of Science) and Dr. Whitney O'Regan (University of Miami)
Bethany Mauch, from the North Dakota State College of Science, and Dr. Whitney O'Regan, from the University of Miami, are our guests for this month's podcast. Last year, both schools shared the first place prize in the annual Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest.During the interview, Bethany and Whitney discuss their experience entering the contest, how they got students involved, the responses from their campuses after they won, and much more!