Higher education includes a wide range of institutions providing study beyond the level of secondary education, such as colleges and universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools. Higher education administrators, prevention coordinators, and community members play an important role in addressing risk factors and promoting safe and supportive environments to maximize opportunities for student success and academic achievement.
NCSSLE resources are based on evidence-based approaches that promote positive behaviors and norms and include:
- environmental management through policy change
- intervention and treatment programs for students experiencing problems
- health promotion programs to support positive behaviors and student success
Areas to Explore
The following pages are organized by the five-step process of The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), which is based on findings from public health research along with evidence-based prevention programs to promote resilience and decrease risk factors in individual students and on campuses and in surrounding communities. Each page includes a number of resources to guide your efforts.
NCSSLE releases a bi-monthly Higher Education e-Digest. Each e-Digest includes resources from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and partner agencies, examples of effective field practice, new NCSSLE resources, and relevant learning opportunities.