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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.

Featured Learning Collaborative

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The Partners in Prevention Learning Collaborative includes institutional access to five live webinars and their recordings. Learn from national experts as they answer your questions about innovative prevention efforts, policy considerations, and implementation strategies.


Live Sessions Include:

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

March 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Brandace Stone, MPH, CPH

Brandace Stone, MPH, CPH is a Health Promotion Specialist – Greek Life at the University of Florida. Her session will explore how the University of Florida is incorporating health promotion in the sorority and fraternity experience through an embedded Health Promotion Specialist. This role provides a network of services directly to the community guided by the “Core Four” health issues and Eight Dimensions of Wellness. This webinar will explore the unique culture that exists within sorority and fraternity communities and how health promotion initiatives are tailored to these needs. Additionally, various strategies for programming will be discussed, with particular emphasis on methods for institutions with varying levels of resources.

*POSTPONED* Building Healthy Brains at the Unversity of Vermont

March 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Jeffrey Rettew, PhD & John Paul Grogan

Join Jeff Rettew, PhD and John Paul Grogan from the University of Vermont to learn about University of Vermont’s approach to health promotion,  harm reduction, and overall student health and wellbeing. The presenters will focus on the history and context of the work that led to the creation of the Wellness Environment, a program designed to create and environment to incentivize college students to build healthy brains and healthy bodies through modern neuroscience and behavioral economics.

Engaging Parents in Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

April 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Rob Turrisi

Dr. Rob Turrisi is currently a Professor at Penn State University with a joint appointment in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and the Prevention Research Center and is also the Director of the Prevention Research to Optimize (PRO) Health Lab. During his session, he will cover topics such as changes in parenting as students transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood; brain development and self-regulatory behavior; what is evidence-based prevention; and evidence-based parenting efforts to reduce high-risk drinking and alcohol-related problems in youth and emerging adults. A major theme throughout the presentation will be on what we have learned from clinical trials evaluating the Parent Handbook, why it works, and what parents can do.

*POSTPONED* Engaging Community Colleges in Prevention: Health and Safety Issues Surrounding Substance Misuse by Community College Students

April 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Tammy Peck

Tammy Peck of Texans for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will present ideas for engaging community colleges in prevention and how to get buy-in from appropriate stakeholders. Additionally, we will look at the health and safety issues that surround substances misuse by community college students. Community colleges differ in many ways to their traditional counterparts but have very similar needs and responses when it comes to reducing underage drinking and the risky behaviors associated with alcohol misuse. This session will address these issues and ways in which administrators, students and the community can tackle the problems specific to the Community College setting.

Cost: $100 | Free for HECAOD 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.

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

Cannabis Learning Collaborative

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

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

Colleges within Legalizing States: What Stays and What Must Change

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

Brief Interventions For Marijuana: 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 Marijuana Prevention and Education

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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

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

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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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