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Awkward Conversations

Watch: 'Awkward Conversations' Podcast, Season 3

The Drug Enforcement Administration is pleased to announce the next installment of its collaboration with the Elks Drug Awareness Program.

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Enhancing Professional Competencies for Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse Among College Students: Policy and Environmental Strategies (Episode 6)

This sixth episode of the webinar series focuses on policy and environmental strategies. The episode emphasizes, among other things, the importance of a systems approach to policy development, implementation and review, consistency in enforcing the campus’s policy, and communicating the policy to all students, faculty, and staff.

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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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Student affairs professionals

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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Drugs and alcohol

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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College student and counselor

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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Counselor and student

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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Drugs and alcohol

Drug & Alcohol Use Prevention: Video Series

Parents and educators will find this short video series -- a partnership between the University of Virginia's Gordie Center and Region Ten Community Services Board -- helpful in identifying the risks of youth drug and alcohol use.