Best Practices In Alcohol Education: 10 Core Concepts To Teach College Students

 
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Best Practices In Alcohol Education: 10 Core Concepts To Teach College Students

Overview:
Alcohol abuse and dependence continues to rise in the college student population. Faculty, conduct staff, counselors, and student affairs staff, by virtue of their front-line positions, are the ones that often see the effect these behaviors have on students. They are also the ones who have the greatest potential to help guide students with alcohol abuse and dependency problems in the right direction.

So, what should we be teaching these students?

How would you answer these questions:
  • Should you teach an abstinence-only approach like AA or NA?
  • Should you offer a moderation-management or harm-reduction approach?
  • Are all drinking games bad?
  • What are the qualities of successful drinkers?
  • How can students use the biphasic curve to avoid major problems with alcohol?

All of these questions will be answered during this 90-minute webinar with Dr. Brian Van Brunt. In this direct and practical program, he will share over a decade of teaching experience related to drug and alcohol programming with college students and review 10 core concepts for best advising at-risk students.
Objectives:
  • Review best practices in alcohol education and 10 core concepts to teach at-risk students
  • Discover common alcohol myths, how to approach drinking scenarios, and how to build a successful alcohol education program
  • Understand the dangers of a zero-tolerance, abstinence-only message in terms of education programming to both the general student population as well as those involved in sanctions and conduct action
  • Review how to blend face-to-face, online, and passive advertising programs to best educate their student population
Who should attend?
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • First-Year Experience Coordinators
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Student Conduct Officer
  • Retention Specialist
  • Residence Life
  • Counseling
  • Advising