HEC/News e-DigestJuly 8, 2011
From the Center
New Center This Week! Features, publications, Prevention Updates, and learning and training opportunities   

This Week! "Safe Campus, Strong Voices" Campaign Launched

Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment (PAVE) and Security on Campus, Inc. (SOC) have joined together with other leading sexual assault groups for a national campaign during September for National Campus Safety Awareness Month. "Safe Campus, Strong Voices" is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and shatter the silence of college sexual violence. The campaign provides materials, training, and ideas to bring prevention education programs to campus, to hold tabling events, and to collaborate with other groups and offices on campus throughout the month of September and beyond.


More information about This Week! Features can be viewed at the Center's Web site.
In This Issue
From the Center
Announcements from the Field
The Latest Research
Recent News Articles

ND college binge drinking rates continue to fall


Blackouts linked to future drinking injuries in college students


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 Announcements from the Field

Upcoming conferences and events, new resources and publications, and job opportunities in the alcohol and other drug abuse and violence (AODV) prevention field. The information shared on this site does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education or the Higher Education Center. The U.S. Department of Education and the Higher Education Center do not necessarily endorse the events and resources listed below, but offer this information as a service to the AODV prevention field.  


Save the Date! National Hazing Prevention Week Webinar Series 2011 Registration Coming Soon

HazingPrevention.Org will offer a series of webinars in celebration of National Hazing Prevention Week. Topics include:


Breaking the Code: Hazing Investigations Webinar

Presented by David Westol

September 7


For Students, By Students

A Student Panel Discussion Facilitated by Kim Novack

September 13


Preventing Hazing in Residential Communities

Presented by Amanda Horvat and Lynda O'Malley

September 22


Hazing Culture

Presented by Tim Marchell

September 29


For more information, visit HazingPrevention.Org's Web site.


24th Annual National Prevention Network Prevention Research Conference  

The National Prevention Network (NPN) Prevention Research Conference provides a forum to explore the latest prevention research, application and practice to empower and promote positive outcomes in community, state and federal environments. With renewed insights and new learning, prevention professionals, researchers and practitioners contribute to a healthy and balanced society.


Dates: September 20-23, 2011

Location: Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia


For more information, visit NPN's Prevention Research Conference Web site.


Job Opportunities  

The following positions were recently posted to the Job Opportunities section of the Center's Web site:


Health Assistant Professor

Stephen F. Austin State University


Assistant Director for Health Education and Promotion

Eastern Illinois University


Interpersonal Violence Prevention Specialist

University of Texas at Austin


Director Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Services, Administrator III (Job #11-54)

Humboldt State University, Arcata, California


From the U.S. Department of Education
Announcements and news from the U.S. Department of Education.

New FERPA and HEA Emergency Guidance
The Department's new guidance,Addressing Emergencies on Campus (June 2011), is intended to assist campus officials who may be reassessing their campus safety policies by offering a summary of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), as well as pertinent provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) that apply to postsecondary institutions.
To read the complete guidance, visit Addressing Emergencies on Campus.


Questions about this guidance or other requirements of FERPA may be e-mailed to



Questions about the HEA requirements can be directed to campussecurityhelp@westat.com.


ED's Safe and Supportive Schools News

If you would like weekly e-mail updates on Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools programs, as well as other information related to school safety, substance abuse and violence prevention in education, and the promotion of student health and well-being, you may be interested in subscribing to ED's Safe and Supportive School News. Subscription information is at http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/listserv/preventioned.html.

The Latest Research
The latest research related to campus-based alcohol and other drug abuse and violence (AODV) prevention, with a special focus on the scope of the problem and promising strategies and interventions.     


Ahrens, C.E., Rich, M.D., Ullman, J.B. (2011). Rehearsing for real life: The impact of InterACT Sexual Assault Prevention Program on self-reported likelihood of engaging in bystander interventions. Violence Against Women, online May 31, 2011


Borden, L.A., Martens, M.P., McBride, M.A., Sheline, K.T., Bloch, K. K., Dude, K. (2011). The role of college students' use of protective behavioral strategies in the relation between binge drinking and alcohol-related problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(2), 346-351.


More research studies can be viewed in The Latest Research section on the Center's Web site. 


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