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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Sally Linowski (UMass Amherst)
This month's episode features Dr. Sally Linowski from the University of Massachussets Amherst. Linowski, an Associate Dean of Students, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, talks about the challenges in building and maintaining a relationship between the campus and the community, the easiest and hardest parts of strategic planning, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Peggy Glider (University of Arizona)This week, the University of Arizona's Dr. Peggy Glider, who serves as coordinator for Evaluation and Research at the school's Campus Health Service, is our guest. Topics include: the importance of program evaluation, challenges around the process, her advice for for campus drug prevention professionals, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dr. Jason R. Kilmer (University of Washington)
Dr. Jason Kilmer from the University of Washington is our guest this episode. Topics include: the impact legalized marijuana has had on colleges in his state, the differences between alcohol prevention and drug prevention, what he loses sleep over (when it comes to college drug prevention), and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Fran Harding (SAMHSA)
Frances (Fran) Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), discusses her early days in the prevention field, college substance abuse, and how parents can play a role in preventing college-age loved ones from abusing drugs.