Monthly Archives: April 2012

SCOPE Synopsis, April 2012 #4

National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children, The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation http://www.preventtogether.org/Resources/Documents/NationalPlan2012FINAL.pdf The National Plan aims to raise the profile of preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of children in not … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #6: How do we improve our ability to create and reinforce consistent messaging across campuses and schools?

Michelle N. Issadore, M.Ed. The single most important skill I developed as a prevention practitioner was the ability to get others on my campus excited about what I was doing. Whether that meant appealing to their conscience, making them laugh … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #6: How do we improve our ability to create and reinforce consistent messaging across campuses and schools?

Beth DeRicco, Ph.D. We improve by: Collaboration; Relationship building; Linking to institutional mission and priorities; Linking to divisional and departmental mission and priorities. A focus on underlying issues of cost (e.g. hospitalization, accident and injury, environmental recruitment and retention) is … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #6: How do we improve our ability to create and reinforce consistent messaging across campuses and schools?

Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. With programming and prevention efforts originating from many different sources on college campuses, one of the challenges is that many philosophies may be in play, may conflict and may dilute the message of other efforts. If … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #6: How do we improve our ability to create and reinforce consistent messaging across campuses and schools?

Linda Langford, Sc.D. The first question I would ask is “why are messages inconsistent?” One challenge is that campuses are decentralized, so in some cases the left hand simply doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. On other campuses, … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #6: How do we improve our ability to create and reinforce consistent messaging across campuses and schools?

Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D. Consistent messaging is one of the critical elements of effective prevention. If a particular type of message has been shown by research and evaluation to be effective, it must be implemented in a consistent manner. For example, … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #5: What are the foundational concepts of primary prevention that apply across communities?

Beth DeRicco, Ph.D. Foundational concepts include: Readiness; Social ecological model (comprehensive approach); Strategic planning; Policy development, implementation, evaluation and revision; Management/Leadership skills. The question here is for whom?  The day-to-day practitioner with their feet on the ground needs a different … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #5: What are the foundational concepts of primary prevention that apply across communities?

Jane Stapleton, M.A. Prevention is about building skills to stop the problem before, during or after. People need to learn skills and have the opportunities to practice them in supportive and encouraging environments. The target audience must be considered when … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #5: What are the foundational concepts of primary prevention that apply across communities?

Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D. The “principles of prevention” I have noted above are foundational concepts that can be applied across communities and settings and establish the “how to” guidelines for effective prevention work.  The best practices noted above, along with other … Continue reading

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SCOPE Thought Piece, Question #4: What are some common mistakes made by prevention practitioners that should be avoided?

Michelle N. Issadore, M.Ed. We must break out of the cycle of reacting to crises. By its very nature, primary prevention’s goal is to keep crises from coming to pass. However, when a crisis captures the attention of education or … Continue reading

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