Social Ecological Model for Prevention
Motivations for engaging in high-risk behaviors vary from person to person, as do the motivations for changing or reducing such behaviors. A comprehensive prevention approach seeks to bring about behavior change by promoting positive behaviors and norms and discouraging high-risk behaviors. This approach involves a range of activities such as: screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for students; policy changes and consistent enforcement at the campus and community levels; awareness activities aimed at groups known to be at higher risk for engaging in problem behaviors; and health protection programs aimed at minimizing alcohol and other drug abuse related harms.
Resources for Your Campus
Starting prevention, treatment, and recovery programs on your campus can be a challenging task. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention’s mission is to offer effective and accessible tools that you can use to guide your team through the process of developing initiatives that can create real change on your campus.
The Higher Education Center has several packages available to assist your campus in creating, implementing and evaluating comprehensive, effective prevention programs, environmental policies and recovery programs to better utilize your available resources. If resources are the issue, the Higher Education Center can help you advocate for additional resources to meet your campus’ needs. Learn more about our resources and tools for prevention and recovery below.
To speak with a HECAOD staff member about how we can assist your campus, please call 614-292-5572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.