This course discusses preventing drug misuse among college students. It includes: surveying the drug misuse prevention landscape, using the strategic prevention framework to prevent drug misuse among college students, how to assess drug misuse on campus, how to build capacity to prevent drug misuse on campus, how to plan a successful drug misuse prevention program on campus, how to evaluate a drug misuse prevention program, and advice for established and emerging college AOD misuse prevention professionals: a conversation with Dr. Dolores Cimini, University of Albany.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Prevention With Purpose-A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students created by Kimberly Dash, MPH, PhD and Dolores Cimini, PhD in 2020.
Course Material Authors
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Kimberly Dash, MPH, PhD
Kim Dash is a senior research scientist who develops, evaluates, and promotes the use of evidence-informed public health interventions. A thought leader in behavioral and social health and published author, she possesses expertise in prevention and implementation sciences and program and policy evaluation.
Dolores Cimini, PhD
M. Dolores Cimini is a New York State licensed psychologist who has provided leadership for comprehensive efforts in research-to-practice translation at the University at Albany since 1992. Cimini is the director of the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program at UAlbany, an agency recognized as a model/exemplary program in alcohol and other drug prevention.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the pervasive nature of alcohol and drug misuse on campus and value of prevention programs.
Identify the components of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).
Extrapolate implementation and strategic planning, and real world recommendations out of the University of Albany.
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Course Creator: L.A. Rankin
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