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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Program Management (Episode 5)

This fifth episode of the webinar series focuses on program management. The episode highlights, among other things, oversight and implementation of the campus’s efforts to prevent alcohol and drug misuse among its students, including attention to staff, resources, advisory groups and task forces, and extensive collaboration.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Needs Assessment, Evaluation, Research (Episode 4)

This fourth episode of the webinar series focuses on needs assessment, evaluation, and research. The episode explores, among other things, the use of quantitative and qualitative measures to help with programmatic accountability by monitoring outcomes and processes at broad and focused levels. It emphasizes reasonable and locally appropriate goals for your efforts, cultural humility, and focuses on improvement.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Strategic Planning (Episode 3)

This third episode of the webinar series focuses on strategic planning. The episode emphasizes, among other things, the entire prevention effort, including the campus and community context, vision setting, orchestrating a systematic process, and engaging key stakeholders.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Prevention Science (Episode 2)

The second core competency area, Drugs and Alcohol, is essential for anyone working with drug and alcohol misuse prevention. The 44-minute discussion helps the viewer understand what is unique and relevant for higher education, such as the setting, the range of audiences and populations, the continuum of use, and individual/group risk factors.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Prevention Science (Episode 1)

Central to increased impact on preventing drug and alcohol misuse is an understanding of the science ungirding effective campus approaches. The first webinar in the series - Prevention Science - emphasizes how to reduce the impact of risk factors as well as strategies for enhancing protective factors. 

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students

Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students

The Guide to the Eight Professional Competencies for Higher Education Substance Misuse Prevention is designed to promote enhanced professional skills, and ultimately have greater impact, with college students’ decisions surrounding drugs and alcohol.

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Communities Talk About: Preventing Fentanyl Use by Youth and Young Adults Webinar

This June, SAMHSA’s Communities Talk to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse team hosted a lively panel discussion where participants learned how fentanyl use as well as fentanyl laced with other substances such as xylazine is a growing threat to young people.

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Drug Take Back Programs – Keeping Your Home Rx Safe

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest-hosts this episode of "Awkward Conversations" and talks to DEA Public Information Officer Carlos Briano, professional wrestler JTG, and others about keeping your home Rx safe for kids. Tune in to learn tips on this, how to talk about safe medication use with kids, and information on the DEA Drug Take Back program.

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Professionals talk with college students

The Value of Communities Talk and Other Federal Prevention Initiatives for IHE Professionals

Learn about the Communities Talk program, prevention resources and materials to reach college and university professionals, and how you can participate and host your own Communities Talk activities this year.

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Making a Difference in Your Home and Community

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On" actress Clare Kramer guest-hosts this episode and speaks with Catie Drew of the Drug Enforcement Administration and others, who share opioid educational resources that can be used by parents, teens, and teachers, as well as schools, faith-based organizations, scout organizations, and more.