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 conferences; their professional development must be supported in order for a school’s programming dollars to be spent wisely and effectively.

It would benefit us as a field to understand and cultivate the connections between areas of prevention. Collaboration among staff and offices working on alcohol and drug abuse, sexual violence, hazing, suicide and more will highlight best practices, support a consistent message of prevention and instill an informed and connected campus culture.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s