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Learn more about each of our available learning collaboratives, including our latest series on harm reduction strategies.

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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 Harm Reduction Learning Collaborative includes institutional access to five live webinars and their recordings. Learn from national experts as they answer your questions about changes in harm reduction efforts, policy considerations, and implementation strategies.


Live Sessions Include:

An Introduction to Harm Reduction Efforts

October 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. James Lange

Dr. James Lange is the Executive Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, an academic center of The Ohio State University. He does this while also remaining the Coordinator of Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives for San Diego State University. During his session, he will explore what harm reduction is, a brief overview of harm reduction history, and the implications it has for campus wellness professionals.

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

November 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Terry Koons, Chris Knisely, Andrew Powers and Tom Pyle

Terry Koons is the Associate Director of Health Promotion at Ohio University, Chris Knisely is the President of Athens City Council, Andrew Powers is the Ohio University Campus Chief of Police and Tom Pyle is the Chief of Police at the Athens Police Department. Their session will discuss a brief overview of their campus’s culture and how collaborative efforts were implemented to successfully reduce harm around their campus’s high-risk party culture.

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

November 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Dr. Sandra Valente & Corey Davis

Dr. Valente is a Professor and Coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor (DARC) Program at Naugatuck Valley Community College, in Waterbury, Connecticut, and Corey S. Davis, JD, MSPH, EMT is the Director, Harm Reduction Legal Project, Network for Public Health Law and Deputy Director, Southeastern Region, Network for Public Health Law. In this session, they will identify best practices for campus naloxone access, how to overcome some of the common challenges of getting Naloxone on campus and dive into the specific laws associated with Naloxone on a college campus. There will be allotted time at the end of the webinar to field questions to our session experts!

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

November  21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Deputy Chief of Police Glen Anderson & Detective Sergeant Robert McEvoy

Deputy Chief of Police Glen Anderson and Detective Sergeant Robert McEvoy from Bridgewater State University Police Department will share their experience of setting up a Public Access Naloxone Program on their campus. They will discuss the barriers they had to overcome and how they went about effectively educating their campus community.

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

December  12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET | Presented by Tanya Villauer

Tanya Villhauer is the Director for Student Wellbeing and Har, ReductionInitiatives at The University of Iowa. She coordinates the implementation of UI Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan and oversees operations for the Partnership for Alcohol Safety. During her session, she will share her experience coordinating the UI Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan, the outcomes it has had for the University of Iowa’s campus, and recommendations for how you can begin developing a program on your campus.

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.

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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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