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HEALTHY EXPECTATIONS: SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION BLENDING THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. Presented By: David S. Anderson, Ph.D. Associate Professor Jennifer Maltby Program Coordinator

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Presented By:

David S. Anderson, Ph.D.Associate Professor

Jennifer Maltby

Program Coordinator

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITYGraduate School of EducationDepartment of Health, Fitness and Recreation ResourcesCenter for the Advancement of Public Health

in loving memory of sally g coleman july 5 1941 october 21 1999
In Loving Memory Of:Sally G. ColemanJuly 5, 1941 – October 21, 1999

We are all treasures, enduring survivors, bright, beautiful, and full of goodness……..We are more than we imagine. We are connected through our love and tears to one another. We are all equal, and worthy of love, freedom and fellowship. We are beautiful at this moment, exactly as we are today.

From Sally’s book Seasons of the Spirit

workshop objectives
Workshop Objectives

Learning outcomes:

  • Identification of ways that life health planning can be incorporated into meaningful programming for first-year students and young adults.
  • Specification of strategies engaging technology and other relevant approaches.
  • Preparation of ways in which a new program for healthful living, blending theory and research, can be incorporated into existing campus-based approaches.
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Workshop Objectives

Learning outcomes:

  • The inspiration for the development of distinct, creative strategies for promoting healthy living.
  • Articulation of linkages between substance abuse, life health planning, the seven life health principles, and social norms expectations.
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We know . . .

. . . alcohol contributes to damage and crime on college campuses.

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We know . . .

Alcohol's Involvement With Campus Problems

College Alcohol Survey: 2000

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We know . . .

Alcohol's Involvement In Personal Behaviors

College Alcohol Survey: 2000

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We know . . .

. . . alcohol use negatively impacts academic performance.

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We know . . .

Alcohol's Involvement In Academic Issues

College Alcohol Survey: 2000

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We know . . .

. . . students overestimate the level of alcohol and other drug use by their peers.

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We know . . .

Actual and Perceived Annual Alcohol Use:

Virginia Colleges/Universities

Virginia Core Survey: 2000

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We know . . .

. . . comprehensive and planful approaches are stressed and widely used.

task force planner

We Know….

Task Force Planner

Groups

  • Campus Leadership
  • Coordinator
  • Health and Counseling
  • Student Life
  • Police and Security
  • Faculty
  • Residence Life
  • Student Government
  • Student Groups
  • Community
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We Know….

Task Force Planner

Components

  • Policies & Implementation
  • Curriculum
  • Awareness & Information
  • Support & Intervention
  • Enforcement
  • Assessment & Evaluation
  • Training
  • Staffing & Resources
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We Know….

www.promprac.gmu.edu

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We know . . .

. . . heavier alcohol use is relatively resistant to change.

campus effort and heavier use patterns

We know . . .

Campus Effort and Heavier Use Patterns

Level of Effort

Monitoring the Future

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We know . . .

. . . a national conference was held in 1995 to identify new strategies to better address drug and alcohol abuse.

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We know . . .

The Challenge 2000 conference, convened at the University of Notre Dame, engaged 200 professionals in an intensive process. Vision groups of 8-10 members identified meaningful approaches for healthier campuses. Emerging from this conference were seven life health principles.

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SERVICE

NATURE

COMMUNITY

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-CARE

VALUES

OPTIMISM

We know…

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Healthy Expectations

The overall purpose of Healthy Expectations is to alter the campus environment through extensive attention to first year students prior to and during their first year in college.

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Healthy Expectations

Healthy Expectations focuses on the quality of the campus environment through a wide range of strategies and philosophies.

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Healthy Expectations

This innovative initiative is organized around six frameworks or constructs:

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Healthy Expectations

  • Audience
  • Means
  • Modes
  • Focus
  • Sponsorship
  • Theoretical Foundations
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Audience

  • Students during their first year
  • at GMU
  • GMU first year students, prior
  • to their matriculation to campus
  • Local high school seniors
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Modes

  • Technology
    • Email
    • Website
    • OptionFinder
  • Traditional
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Focus

  • Fall Freshmen Survey
  • Parent Survey at Orientation
  • Spring Campus Survey
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Sponsorship

  • Student Affairs
  • Academic Life
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Theoretical Foundation I

Correct Misperceptions of Peer Alcohol and Other Drug Use

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Life-Health Pyramid

Theoretical Foundation II

Address the Underlying Needs of Students

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We believe that human beings are basically good and that, despite setbacks, our history is on a path of progress and promise.

Optimism

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We believe that values are at the core of self and community and are essential to any meaningful change.

Values

OPTIMISM

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We believe that an ethic of balanced self-care is fundamental to flourishing as a human being in the world community.

Self-care

VALUES

OPTIMISM

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We believe that learning how to be in working relationships is an essential developmental task for young adults.

Relationships

VALUES

SELF-CARE

OPTIMISM

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Community

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-CARE

VALUES

OPTIMISM

We believe that creating a culture of community through rituals, symbols, traditions, and heroes is needed to insure quality educational experiences.

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Nature

COMMUNITY

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-CARE

VALUES

OPTIMISM

We believe that the connection of the biological, natural being to the larger planetary system is essential and insures the health of the planet and our well-being, including our ultimate spiritual survival.

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We believe that service is indispensable in engaging people in authentic and meaningful learning experiences and in creating positive social change.

NATURE

COMMUNITY

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-CARE

VALUES

OPTIMISM

Service

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SERVICE

NATURE

COMMUNITY

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-CARE

VALUES

OPTIMISM

Theoretical Foundation II

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Existing Campus-based

Approaches

  • Residence Life
  • Orientation
  • University 100
  • Data collection
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Residence Life

  • RA Training and Fair
  • Discussion Series
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Honors Banquet
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Orientation

  • Orientation Leader Training
  • Parent Orientation
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University 100

  • Freshman year experience class
  • Presentations
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Data Collection

  • AOD Survey: Campus wide
  • Freshmen only survey
  • Campus wide, electronic survey
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New Initiatives

  • Emails
  • High Schools
  • Peer Theater
  • GMU TV
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Emails

  • Getting addresses
  • Format of email
  • Responses to email
  • Change in frequency
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High Schools

  • Access and overload concerns
  • Parent/Student nights
  • Assembly
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Peer Theater

  • Originated in the high schools
  • Theater Department
  • Health Educator
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GMU-TV

  • Use in high schools
  • Script development
healthy expectations

HEALTHY EXPECTATIONS

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Healthy Expectations

4400 University Dr., MS 1F5

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

Phone: 703-993-3697

www.caph.gmu.edu

www.healthyexpectations.gmu.edu

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