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Learning collaboratives are a series of web-based trainings on a specific topic. Each series is available for $100 and provides access to live webinars during the current session and archived recordings to all completed webinars. Gain free access to learning collaboratives by purchasing an individual or campus membership.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participation in this event, please contact HECAOD at hecaod@osu.edu or call 614-292-5572.

Featured Learning Collaborative

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Join our harm reduction learning collaborative and learn from our facilitators Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl, as they answer your questions about campus harm reduction efforts, policy considerations, and implementation strategies. Course materials and worksheets will be provided to attendees; each session will build upon the previous and will end with an action plan for implementing harm reduction strategies on campus. Each session will be conducted in a blended format, including webinars and open discussions. Each session will be conducted in a blended format, including webinars and open discussions.

Registration will grant up to two individuals from your campus access to the course materials.

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Live Sessions Include:

From Stigma to Safety: The Evolving Landscape of Harm Reduction and Its Intersection with Social Justice, Prevention, and Campus Health Initiatives

April 19, 2023 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

Learning Objectives:

  • Define harm reduction and identify its key principles
  • Explore the evolution of harm reduction culture and practices over time, including the integration of harm reduction principles into broader campus health initiatives
  • Discuss the role of harm reduction in supporting academic success and enhancing campus safety and community engagement
  • Analyze the relationship between harm reduction and prevention/continuum of care
  • Analyze the connections between harm reduction and social justice, including how harm reduction can address social inequalities and promote equity

Assessing Campus Readiness for Harm Reduction: Engaging Stakeholders, Building Support, and Mobilizing Resources

April 26, 2023 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore effective communication strategies for engaging with leadership and building support for harm reduction initiatives
  • Analyze the cultural and social context of the campus environment and its potential impact on harm reduction efforts
  • Evaluate the existing infrastructure and resources available for implementing harm reduction practices on your campus
  • Identify potential funding sources for harm reduction initiatives on a college campus
  • Understanding the importance of identifying key stakeholders involved in the implementation and promotion of harm reduction practices on a college campus, including administrators, staff, students, local government agencies, community-based organizations, and health providers

Navigating the Barriers: The Case for and Against Campus Harm Reduction Efforts in a Complex Social and Political Landscape

May 3, 2023 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies for reducing stigma and promoting a harm reduction approach to substance use
  • Understand the political and social context of harm reduction policies and practices at the local, state, and national levels
  • Understand the organizational and administrative structures of your campus and its potential impact on harm reduction initiatives
  • Analyze the perspectives and attitudes of harm reduction on your campus, including potential resistance from stakeholders, policymakers, and community members

Turning Plans into Action: Implementing Your Harm Reduction Strategy on Campus

May 10, 2023 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the implementation of a successful harm reduction strategy on a college campus
  • Identify the existing resources and assets available on your campus to support harm reduction initiatives, including personnel, facilities, and funding sources
  • Develop an action plan for implementing harm reduction strategies on your campus, including goals, objectives, and timeline.

BONUS: Post Learning Collaborative Check-In Conversation

May 24, 2023 at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET | Presented by Ahmed Hosni & Dr. Kelsey Schmuhl

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the progress made in implementing your developed harm reduction action plan
  • Discuss the barriers faced in implementing your harm reduction action plan and brainstorm strategies to overcome presenting barriers
  • Share experiences and learn from others
Cost: $100 | Free for HECAOD Campus and Individual Members
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Past Learning Collaboratives

These LCs may be complete, but you can still view them!  Purchase one or all to view the archived recordings of the sessions below on our member portal.

Advocacy Learning Collaborative

What can I do? An Intro to Activism

#DoSomething: Legislative Advocacy for Impact

Put It into Action: Strategies to Create Change on Your Campus Part I

Put It into Action: Strategies to Create Change on Your Campus Part II

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Environmental Prevention Learning Collaborative

Environmental Prevention with a Strategic Prevention Framework

The Role of Assessment in Environmental Prevention

Engaging Community Partners in Environmental Prevention

Interventions to Reduce Impaired Driving

Responsible Beverage Service

Evaluating Environmental Prevention Efforts

Managing From the Middle Learning Collaborative

Effectively Communicating as a Supervisor

Managing Up: How to Lead When You Aren’t the Boss

Making the Case for Prevention & Recovery with Administrators

Putting it Into Practice

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Effectively Utilizing Social Media Learning Collaborative

Strategies for Social Media Use: Implications From Theory & Research

Styling Your Brand Story

Strategically Crafting Your Digital Campaign

Engaging Your Audience & Evaluating Success

Biennial Review Learning Collaborative

Introduction to DFSCA and Biennial Review

Inventory and Assessment of Programs

Policy Review and Policy Enforcement

Annual Notification, Conclusion, and Recommendations

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Partners in Prevention Learning Collaborative

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Bringing Health Promotion into the Greek Community

Engaging Parents in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

Engaging with Community Partners to Prevent Alcohol-Related Problems

Effective Collaboration Utilizing the Social Ecological Model in Fraternity and Sorority Life AOD Prevention Efforts

Harm Reduction Learning Collaborative

An Introduction to Harm Reduction

Community + University: Developing a Winning Team to Move Beyond the Part School Reputation

The Opiate Crisisand Implementation of Naloxone and Training on College Campus: Legal and Policy Perspectives

Naloxone on Campus?: Insight from Bridgewater State University Police Department

Change is Possible: Using a Comprehensice Approach to “Nudge” High-Risk Drinking Culture

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Cannabis Learning Collaborative Update

Evidence-Based Cannabis Prevention and Intervention Efforts for College Students

Using Health Communication Strategies to Address Cannabis Use

Cannabis Culture and Trends

What’s Up with CBD? Campus Policies and Concerns Regarding This Trending Cannabinoid

Plus All Sessions from the 2017 CLC

Cannabis and the Adolescent Brain: What Does the Evidence Say?

Not Your Parent’s Cannabis: Changing Trends in Cannabis Use

Colleges within Legalizing States: What Stays and What Must Change

Blunt Talk: Addressing the Myths of Cannabis with Collegiate Student-Athletes

Brief Interventions For Cannabis: Applying Motivational Interviewing Strategies

Cannabis Use Disorders: Using Evidence Based Interventions To Engage Students in Reducing Harmful Cannabis Use or Enter Recovery

Exploring the Changing Landscape of Cannabis Prevention and Education

Engaging Peers Learning Collaborative

An Overview of Peer Education

Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Peers

Strategies for Working Effectively with Greek-Affiliated Students: Gaining access, Getting buy-in, and Building rapport

Engaging Peers in Health Promotion and Prevention Efforts

Engaging Peers in Intervention and Recovery Supports on Campus

Award Winners and Innovators

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Prescription Drug Learning Collaborative

Why is Collegiate Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Necessary?

The Collegian’s Medication Experience

The Opioid Epidemic

Prescription Stimulants and the College Student

Public Policy Measures Relating to Prescription Drugs on Campus

A Plan for Action and Resources for the Collegiate Community

Recovery Learning Collaborative

College Recovery Programs 101

Built to Last: Change Leadership in Higher Education

Promoting Diversity within Collegiate Recovery Programs

Multiple Perspectives on Co-Occurring Disorders in Collegiate Recovery: Implications & Strategies

Recovery Housing: What You Need To Know

What Does it Take to Have a Healthy Collegiate Recovery Program?

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