Jane Stapleton, M.A.
No, I wouldn’t suggest this, but I would encourage prevention practitioners (across issues) to work together and to collaborate with researchers/evaluators to help ensure that they are implementing effective prevention strategies. I love the idea of colleges and universities working on a comprehensive prevention strategy to address multiple issues. I do think it is important to have prevention practitioners also very connected to people who are providing direct services (i.e. crisis counselors, AOD counselors, etc.)