Monthly Archives: March 2012

SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Michelle N. Issadore, M.Ed. It takes a village. In truth, no single practitioner can drive environmental change without institutional commitment (top-down) and proper positioning (bottom-up) — be that in the form of: an office tasked with prevention efforts; a seat … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Beth DeRicco, Ph.D. Three key take-ways for me include: Process is critical; The most important thing is asking the right questions and then doing the right thing based on readiness (which is a whole other issue); It is a process … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. I have learned the value of centralized prevention planning as contrasted with the scattershot efforts seen on some campuses.  Centralizing the planning process can allow your campus to program strategically with respect to timing, dosage, message … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Jane Stapleton, M.A. An important thing that we have learned in the development and research on prevention strategies is the importance of the target audience, both in the creation of prevention strategies and in the evaluation of them.  Prevention strategies … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Linda Langford, Sc.D. Given that I work for two national training and technical assistance centers that aim to answer this question comprehensively, I’ll be as succinct as I can! We’ve learned a tremendous amount about effective campus prevention in the … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #2: What have we learned to date in our prevention efforts that practitioners should know about?

Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D. There are many specific prevention approaches that have been shown to be effective in scientific studies.  Broadly speaking, these approaches attempt to change both the peer culture and/or the larger environment in which problems occur and may … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #1: What are the critical challenges facing the prevention field?

Michelle N. Issadore, M.Ed. A lack of evidence-based programs and initiatives will undermine the efforts of practitioners and limit the continued availability of resources and institutional support. It is imperative that prevention specialists remain current via listservs, journals, webinars and … Continue reading

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