Problem Analysis: The First Step in Prevention Planning

Outlines the first step of the Environment Management approach for addressing student alcohol and other drug abuse and violence (AODV) issues on college campuses. This step, often referred to as needs assessment, is an essential feature of the U.S. Department of Education’s principles of effectiveness for AODV prevention programs. The process outlined is suitable for both two- and four-year institutions, including both residential and commuter campuses.

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