Prevention with Purpose: The Importance of Strategic Planning in Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students
This presentation will feature an overview of drug use rates among college students, including alcohol, marijuana, vaping, and prescription drug misuse; DEA’s strategic planning guide and supplemental publications to preventing drug misuse among college students; and resources available from the DEA to support your prevention efforts, as well as information on how to leverage community coalitions to help implement prevention science on college campuses.
- Have a better understanding of the DEA’s role in the prevention space, as well as the DEA’s Prevention Resources for Colleges and Universities.
- Increase their knowledge of how to use the Strategic Prevention Framework on College Campuses.
- Increase their knowledge of the current drug use rates among college students.
- Have a better understanding of how to collaborate with community coalitions to support campus wide prevention practices, and strategies which will increase a healthy campus culture.
Rich Lucey is a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. Rich plans and executes educational and public information programs, evaluates program goals and outcomes, and serves as an advisor to the Section Chief and other DEA officials on drug misuse prevention and education programs. Rich formerly served as special assistant to the director for the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and worked as an education program specialist in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Capacity Building in Higher Education Primary Prevention: Dynamics in Coalition/Committee Work
This presentation aims to provide an interactive and authentic discussion of how to increase capacity for prevention work in higher education, even if you are a “office of one”. Monica Keele, Manager of Substance Abuse Prevention and Assessment, and Christina Berg, Director of the Health Education and Prevention Services, at Colorado State University will provide a high-level overview of the historical work done to increase stakeholder buy-in and foster collaboration at CSU in the real of prevention work. Participants will gain a more nuanced understanding of approaching coalition/committee work and the challenges and barriers that arise.
- Participants will be provided a high-level overview of the capacity building strategy Colorado State University Health Education and Prevention Services implemented over the last decade to meet the campus community needs.
- Participants will gain knowledge on leveraging stakeholder capital to increase capacity in prevention-based initiative work.
- Participants will gain nuanced understanding of the dynamics of coalition/committee work with emphasis on challenges/barriers, budget/fundraising, and stakeholder engagement.
Monica Keele (she/hers) is the Manager of Substance Abuse Prevention and Assessment with the Health Education and Prevention Services (HEPS) of the Colorado State University Health Network. She obtained her bachelor’s in Spanish and doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2005 and 2010 respectively. She went on to acquire her master’s in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2014 and made the professional shift to health education and prevention.
With 7 years of working in higher education in the realm of substance misuse prevention, Monica has extensive experience in both running and participating in numerous coalitions and committee work focused on primary prevention. She has had opportunities to collaborate and engage with both campus-specific and greater community groups within this area. Monica also has considerable experience in utilizing student behavioral health data in innovative ways to better address the needs of the student body. Monica’s research interests include bystander intervention, collegiate recovery advocacy and development, harm reduction and primary prevention of cannabis misuse.