Our alcohol prevention course has been used by hundreds across the country. Alcohol-Wise utilizes the evidence-based eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention, proven to reduce high-risk drinking behavior. This online course is short, but effective and uses motivational interviewing to provide personalized feedback.
Evidence-based practices are programs, practices, and policies that have been evaluated and shown to be effective at reducing or preventing risky behavior. These effective approaches include family interventions, community reinforcement, and skills training; however, implementing these programs requires coordination, effort, time, and money. Online interventions that incorporate evidence-based practices are a great way to affect behavior change in a timely and cost-effective way, especially for first-time offenders.
Do you have clients with shoplifting violations? Are you tired of seeing them in your courts for the same charges again and again?
The holiday season isn't the only time when shoplifters are busy. With teens out of school and free time on their hands, shoplifting tends to increase during the summer months. Unfortunately, many of these shoplifters are repeat offenders.
This week, May 12th-18th is National Prevention Week. This initiative, started by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, aims to increase public awareness of, and action around, mental health and/or substance use disorders.
National Prevention Week has 3 main goals:
Depending on your life experiences, you may find it difficult to talk to someone who has experienced sexual assault. Every person will react differently to a sexually violent experience, and it’s important to follow the survivor’s lead. However, keeping a few things in mind, you can help create a safe place for a survivor to begin their healing process. Here are a couple of tips from our guide to help get you started:
It's no surprise that individuals who struggle with alcoholism or substance abuse tend to have a harder time controlling their anger. When someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their inhibitions are lowered, and it is harder for them to control their actions. They are more likely to react in violent ways or act in a way they wouldn’t normally act.
As you start to plan for the new school year, it’s important to keep in mind the safety of your students. One way you can do that is to help them identify the characteristics of healthy relationships and their rights under Title IX, which prohibit sexual violence, bullying and more.
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sexual discrimination at any educational institution receiving federal financial assistance. This civil right bans sex-based discrimination, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. When a student has experienced any of these situations and reports them to the school, the school must stop the discrimination, prevent it from happening again, and address the effects it has caused.
There are 3 areas a campus must address in their annual security reports (ASR) to be in compliance with Title IX:
Unfortunately today is seems that we hear reports about sexual assault more often than not. It happens on college campuses and at high school parties. It happens to married people and to single people. It happens to both guys and girls, younger and older.
To put it in perspective: