Humboldt State University & Cal State Monterey Bay

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Educational Conference

Monterey, CA
April 16 & 17, 2015

Exploring Best Practices

Session II - Friday, April 17th 9:45 am – 10:45 am

The Role of the Bystander: Encouraging Effective Leadership

Stephanie Waits, Health Educator – Health Promoting Department & David Nava, Student - San Diego State University

Abstract: This session introduces a program piloted by SDSU that applies core concepts of the bystander effect and intervention to leadership. It examines the role of leaders as “upstanders,” and teaches skills necessary to intervene and partake in pro-social behavior. This bystander training model increases leadership skills and provides tools students need to empower future leaders.

Session: 2
Location: San Francisco

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT)

Thomas E. Freese, PhD, Director of Training – UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Abstract: SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used in preventing abuse and illicit drug dependency. This two-part workshop will provide background and rationale for conducting screening, intervention, and referral to treatment in a variety of health settings. Part I will focus on screening procedures for identifying patients engaged in risky substance behaviors; Part II will cover motivational interviewing strategies, as well as intervention techniques.

Session: 2 & 3 (2 hour session)
Location: Colton I

Hazing and Alcohol: A Deadly Mix

Dr. Jamison Keller, Coordinator - Fraternity & Sorority Life, CSU Northridge

Abstract: Incidents of serious injury and death related to the deadly mix of hazing and alcohol are on the rise across the country. In this session, the presenter will share his own personal story of being hazed and subsequently hazing others with alcohol. Strategies will be discussed to eliminate this practice in order to save lives in the fraternity/sorority community.

Session: 2
Location: Ferrante I

Beyond Fear, Shame and Guilt: A New Paradigm for Health Education

Ravin Craig, Assistant Health Educator – Humboldt State University

Abstract: This presentation focuses on the motivating factors for stimulating individual change: fear, shame and guilt. The discussion will explore a new method of education regarding health and ATOD issues that moves away from these factors to focus on more effective motivators. Humboldt State peer educators will be present to share their own experiences in assisting students to make positive choices about ATOD use, while creating positive relationships with themselves and others.

Session: 2
Location: Ferrante III

Up in Smoke: Clearing the Air on E-Cigarettes

Chad Fehr, Director of Residential Education & Marina Herrera, Resident Assistant – CSU Channel Islands

Abstract: Are the facts and information around e-cigarettes a bit cloudy on your campus? Trying to figure out if it’s a new fad, a safe smoking alternative or the next major addiction facing our students? In this presentation, we clear the air around e-cigarettes so you can hopefully breathe a little easier.

Session: 2
Location: Santa Monica

Introducing Beach Recovery: A Collegiate-Community Project

Linda Pena, ATOD/Violence Prevention and Sexual Assault Counselor & Heather Mazzei, LifeFit Program/Internship Coordinator, Allison Borwell, Student – CSU Long Beach

Abstract: Beach Recovery is a group of CSULB students who work together through presentations, support groups and outreach events to educate students about addiction. Its goals are to remove the stigma around the disease of addiction, educate the students and community on recovery, and to empower students to live a life of purpose.

Session: 2
Location: Santa Barbara

Enforcing the Student Code: No Longer “One Size Fits All”

Ben Witt, Associate Dean of Students for Student Rights and Responsibilities – Humboldt State University

Abstract: This session is intended to challenge the participant to look at AOD abuse/misuse by students on a case-by-case basis. It will focus on best practices for student conduct administrators, as well as other campus officials, who must juggle the enforcement of policy with the personal development of students.

Session: 2
Location: Colton II

Social Issues: an Interactive Format Where the Audience Determines the Outcomes

Samantha Albert, Student – CSU Channel Islands

Abstract: With scenes that provoke critical thinking in order to reflect personal skills in decision-making, this presentation is a series of short interactive vignettes representing real life situations of socially relevant issues, such as date rape, texting while driving and domestic violence. The session will require audience participation via texting polls to determine the situational outcomes of each character, and will end with a brief dialogue between audience and actors.

Session: 2
Location: Ferrante II

The Humboldt Model: Challenging the Culture of Sexualized Violence

Kim Berry, Chair of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Maxwell Schnurer, Chair of Communications – Humboldt State University, Paula Arrowsmith-Jones, Community Outreach Coordinator, North Coast Rape Crisis Team, Mary Sue Savage, Prevention Coordinator – Humboldt State University

Abstract: Members of the Humboldt State sexual assault prevention committee (SAPC) will share their approaches and tactics for challenging sexualized violence on college campuses. This presentation / workshop will include specific tools that students, staff, faculty and administrators can use on their campuses. Primary focus of this presentation will be the organizational strategies that Humboldt State has used to build capacity to challenge rape, stalking, and intimate partner violence. All are welcome.

Session: 2
Location: Los Angeles

Marijuana Update: How 2016’s election and beyond may affect campuses and our students

Dr. Jim Lange, State Coordinator and Executive Committee Co-Chair for the Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, and Region VI ATOD Knowledge Community representative for NASPA – San Diego State University

Abstract: In 2010, Proposition 19 barely failed to pass in California, pushing the battle for legalized marijuana to other states. However, the pro-legalization organizations have made it plain that in 2016, California will be one of 5 states targeted for a major ballot initiative effort. Considering this along with national trends towards changing marijuana controls, it is likely that marijuana’s current status will change. This session will explore the plausible forces that will shape policies. Then moving from policy to health research perspective, there has been astonishing growth in the proliferation of research studies examining cannabis on multiple levels: neuronal, brain structure, behavioral and cultural. Highlights of some of this research will be discussed with an eye towards helping prevention professionals understand what is—and is not—clearly relevant to campus program and intervention needs.

Session: 2
Location: Colton III

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