Humboldt State University & Cal State Monterey Bay

Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Educational Conference

Monterey, CA
April 16 & 17, 2015

Exploring Best Practices

Session III - Friday, April 17th 11 am – 12 pm

The Biennial Review

Heather Dunn Carlton Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards University of the Pacific

Abstract: This session will provide easy to follow guidelines on how to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA) regulations. This federal legislation requires an institution of higher education to certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees or risk the loss of federal funds.

Session: 3
Location: Ferrante II

An Introduction to SMART Recovery

Krystal Jacob, Staff Psychologist – Humboldt State University

Abstract: This session will provide an introduction to SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training), a program that utilizes tools from REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) to help cope with urges and change addictive behaviors. SMART is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group that is based on scientific research and is an alternative to traditional Anonymous groups.

Session: 3
Location: San Francisco

Creating a Successful Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop

Eric Velasquez, Residence Life Coordinator & Amy Harmer, Residence Life Coordinator – CSU East Bay

Abstract: This session will showcase what components are important in developing, creating and executing a successful Sexual Assault Awareness Workshop. Participants will gain a variety of ideas on how to incorporate multimedia resources, such as viral videos, social media pages, and media advertising, to keep the workshop educational, engaging and relevant.

Session: 3
Location: Colton II

Increasing Alcohol Awareness: A Student Approach

Georgianna Negron-Long, Health Educator, DAAWG Advisor – Fresno State

Abstract: Working as DAAWGS (Drug & Alcohol Awareness & Wellness Guides), this student volunteer group promotes safe decision-making on campus in the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. During this session, we will explain how it was formed, its role in assisting students on campus, and provide an overview of alcohol consumption and myths, as well as tips on responsible drinking and how to help someone suffering from an alcohol overdose.

Session: 3
Location: Colton III

Survivor Advocacy and Title IX: The Role of the Campus Advocate

Mayra Romo, Coordinator and Survivor Advocate – Cal Poly Pomona

Abstract: Survivor advocates have been providing services to survivors of sexual assault in community rape crisis centers, and now many universities are moving toward the model of survivor advocacy in their efforts to provide ongoing support for students who have experienced sexual violence. This presentation will provide an overview of the role of Campus Survivor Advocates in supporting students and the university with an emphasis on the connection with Title IX.

Session: 3
Location: Ferrante I

Nightmare on PHUN Street: Alcohol Awareness in a Halloween Maze & Spring Break: Healthy Behavior Choices

Olivia Hill, Peer Health Educator, Shireen Ady, Peer Educator, Christine Lim, Peer Educator – CSU Fullerton

Abstract: Nightmare on PHUN Street is a multidimensional event held in recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Its purpose is to educate students on what actions to take in order to prevent or save someone from risky situations associated with alcohol use. Using interactive booths in a Halloween maze, participants learn how alcohol affects different aspects of one’s health. This presentation includes a visual video tour through the maze and engages audience participation by simulating four of the educational tables used during the Nightmare event.

Beat the Heat is a safe spring break event aimed at providing students with the knowledge to make healthy behavior choices whether at the beach or at a music festival. Subjects include sun safety, hydration, alcohol consumption, illicit drug use, sexual consent, marijuana and healthy spring break alternatives.

Session: 3
Location: Ferrante III

Drugs and Alcohol: Understanding the Path toward Addiction

Randy Haveson, RISE Speaking and Consulting.

Abstract: This one-hour interactive program uses the “continuum of use” model to define different stages in abuse of drugs and alcohol, an effective tool for anyone assessing the severity of an AOD problem. Useful information for students, staff and faculty, this presentation will provide guidance in understanding the addictive path, as well as how to assist students and colleagues in abuse or addiction.

Session: 3
Location: Santa Monica

Four Factors of Resilience: A Cross-cultural Exploration for Young College-aged Adults

Vincent Feliz, MSW - Care Services Coordinator, Humboldt State University

Abstract: This interactive workshop will examine the role of protective factors (sense of identity, family, peers/mentors, traditional culture/rituals) and how these can assist young, college-aged adults overcome obstacles, such as AOD use/abuse by adult caregivers, mental health struggles, social barriers, etc. A study which included 14 American Indian adults (18-35) will be discussed in a cross-cultural fashion to relate to general young adult populations.

Session: 2
Location: Santa Barbara

Flipping the PHE Model

Shantille Thompson, Health Educator, San Diego State University

Abstract: Throughout the years, the Peer Health Education program at San Diego State University has evolved with the department. After exploring best practices, Health Promotion recently flipped the PHE model to place a stronger emphasis on the students’ experience through educational, personal and professional development opportunities. The rationale, successes and limitations of flipping the model will be discussed in this presentation.

Session: 3
Location: Los Angeles

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

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