How to Achieve a Big Prevention Network as a Small College

naspa groups & divisions small colleges and universities division

Leah Kareti, Program Manager, 360 Proof

March 27, 2019

Small colleges have fewer students, but face many of the same prevention challenges as large institutions, doing so with fewer staff to run programs and stay current on the latest prevention science.  How can your lean staff be the most effective?

Consider using 360 Proof, the free alcohol prevention platform designed by NASPA and the NCAA that provides step-by-step instructions and support to address high-risk alcohol use according to current best practices. 360 Proof connects participating institutions with each other and national content experts through a monthly learning collaborative experience.

Both NASPA and the NCAA have invested in small colleges and universities to help your staff easily expand their prevention network, meet federal requirements, and make a difference by crafting a strategic prevention strategy.

Join 360 Proof, follow some or all of the eight implementation steps and attend the monthly webinars. It really is that simple.

Recent webinar speakers and topics included:

  • Jessica Cronce Associate Professor; Director of Family and Human Services, Oregon presenting “College AIM Version 2: Updates and Implications for 360 Proof”
  • David Wyrick Director of the Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness, UNC Greensboro, presenting “Risk Factors, Protective Factors, and Norms Among First-Year Athletes”,
  • Brian Bowden Lead BASICS Counselor, Dartmouth and Benjamin A. Bradley Assistant Director for Violence Prevention, Dartmouth College Student Wellness Center, presenting “Delivering Brief Interventions to All Student Athletes”
  • Jennifer Jacobsen, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Wellness and Prevention, Grinnell, presenting “Alcohol, Sex, and Sexual Assault: What Message Are You Sending?”.

The steps themselves represent the best thinking of NASPA and NCAA prevention experts, and facilitate use of the NIAAA’s College Alcohol Intervention Matrix, and national best practice research and expertise.

You’re already part of an amazing team so don’t go it alone. Join the 360 Proof community and make the most of your limited time and resources!

Click for a portal tour, and to experience a sample of the 360 Proof PFI.

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