This article evaluates Western Washington University’s Neighborhoods Engaging with Students project—a comprehensive strategy to decrease disruptive off-campus parties by increasing student integration into and accountability to the neighborhoods in which they live. The intervention includes increasing the number of and publicity regarding “party emphasis patrols” and collaboration with the city to develop a regulatory mechanism to reduce repeat problematic party calls to the same address. The enforcement components are complemented by campus-based, late-night expansion programming, as well as neighborhood engagement strategies.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Evaluating a Comprehensive Campus Community Prevention Intervention to Reduce Alcohol-Related Problems in a College Population created by Robert F. Saltz, Ph.D., and Mallie J.Paschall, Ph.D., Lara R. Welker, M.P.H., and Maggie A. Feeney, B.S., and Patricia M. Fabiano, Ph.D. in 2009.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Supplement No. 16, July 2009
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Robert F. Saltz, Ph.D., and Mallie J.Paschall, Ph.D.
Robert F. Saltz and Mallie J. Paschall are with the Prevention Research Center, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Berkeley, California.
Lara R. Welker, M.P.H., and Maggie A. Feeney, B.S.
Lara R. Welker and Maggie A. Feeney are with Prevention and Wellness Services, Western Washington University, Bellingham.
Patricia M. Fabiano, Ph.D.
Patricia M. Fabiano is with the Department of Educational Leadership, Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about campus-community prevention intervention to reduce alcohol-related problems in a college population. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Explain the rationale for combining interventions aimed at risky drinkers with universal alcohol abuse prevention strategies, and discuss previously implemented community-based universal intervention programs.
Describe the method employed by researchers evaluating Western Washington University's Neighborhoods Engaging with Students (NEST) project.
Discuss study results, including NEST intervention effects on alcohol-related behaviors.
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