Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join our next webinar, Preventing and Addressing Substance Use Among Students Transitioning into Higher Education.
Preventing and Addressing Substance Use Among Students Transitioning into Higher Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
Adolescence is a critical phase of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development and is frequently a period of initiating and engaging in risky behaviors, including alcohol and other substance use. Results from CDC’s newly released 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show that nearly 1 in 3 high school students reported substance use in the last 30 days. Because many of the incoming students transitioning to institutions of higher education may have access to alcohol and other substances, colleges and universities are working to prevent and address student substance use in a variety of ways. For example, across the country, colleges and universities are implementing programs and strategies that build pro-social relationships among students and staff, provide alternative activities, and reduce harm. In this webinar, we learned about the most recent YRBS data and hear from several higher education practitioners about what they are doing to prevent and address substance use among students transitioning into institutions of higher education. Panelists shared how some supports they are implementing may be implemented in secondary education to help students transition into institutions of higher education.
- Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Training Specialist, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)
- Dr. Grant Baldwin, Director, Division of Overdose Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Richard Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager, Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, Drug Enforcement Administration
- Jonah Neville, Health Promotion Specialist, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, University of Florida, FL
- Marjorie Cook, Assistant Director, Academic Initiatives & Student Engagement Residential Life, Temple University, PA
- Vicky Nucci, Assistant Director, Student Behavior Residential Life, Temple University, PA
- College Drinking, NIH/NIAAA
- College Drinking – Changing the Culture, NIAAA
- College AIM Alcohol Intervention Matrix, NIH/NIAAA
- Student Perspective: The Importance of Student Voice and Advocacy in Prevention, DEA/Campus Drug Prevention
- The Student Center, DEA/Campus Drug Prevention
- Youth Risk Behavior Survey MMWR Supplement
- Drug-Free Communities (DFC) | Drug Overdose, CDC
- Stop Overdose, CDC
- National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), CDC
- Getting Candid, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
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