Higher Education
Volume 2 / Issue 23
August 13, 2014
In This Issue:


New Suite of CAPT Tools Target Youth Marijuana Use


This new suite from SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT) is designed to help practitioners identify which factors are associated with youth marijuana use in their communities and to assist them in selecting appropriate strategies and interventions. It includes detailed descriptions of interventions that have been shown to prevent or reduce marijuana use among youth, along with a complete bibliography of the literature contained in the suite. Throughout the suite, guidance is provided to practitioners on how best to use these tools to meet the prevention needs of their community.


America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014

This report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics provides a snapshot of the status and well-being of young adults, defined wherever possible as ages 18-24. Specifically, this report provides data on young adults, focusing on their demographic characteristics, living situations, and overall well-being. The data come from several nationally representative, federally sponsored surveys.


National Center for Campus Public Safety


Funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Center for Campus Public Safety is a resource for campus police chiefs, directors of public safety, emergency managers and key campus safety stakeholders. It brings together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities. The Center's Weekly Snapshot provides subscribers with the latest news, tips, or resources related to campus safety and security. To receive this resource, sign up for the Center's mailing list


Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services


People who have experienced trauma especially chronic or repeated trauma - are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders and conditions. SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 57, Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services provides evidence-based and best practice information for behavioral health practitioners and administrators working with people who have experienced trauma.


Alcohol, Drug and Sexual Misconduct Education


Talk About It at the University of San Francisco represents a collection of workshops, programs, and educational materials designed to engage and promote change among the entire USF community. It provides students with the opportunity to continue the dialogue about issues around the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs as well as sexual assault prevention topics that were introduced in the required online course, Think About It. The initiative is designed to engage and promote change and to maintain a safe and healthy campus culture by empowering students to become socially responsible community members.


The OnLine Training Institute for Sexual Assault Investigations


The OnLine Training Institute, an initiative of End Violence Against Women International,  provides an opportunity for professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting-edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault, with particular emphasis on those crimes committed against an adult or adolescent by someone who is known to the victim (i.e., a non-stranger.) The self-paced training modules include knowledge checks and are free of charge.

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Calif. Law Would Require Defining Consensual Sex

The Boston Globe, August 11, 2014 


Veishea Ends at Iowa State; New Traditions Will Begin with 'Thoughtful Approach'

Iowa State University News Service, August 7, 2014


Fines Increase Accountability

Corvallis Community Relations, August 7, 2014


On Top of Everything Else, Sexual Assault Hurts the Survivors' Grades 

The Washington Post, August 6, 2014


Carnegie Mellon Students Developing Safety Apps 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2014


UM Announces Plan for Leadership on Issues of Race and Diversity

Ole Miss-University of Mississippi News, August 1, 2014


Campus Sexual Assault Bill Relies on Public Shaming of Colleges 

The New York Times, August 1, 2014


Alcohol Citations for Students Rarely Issued, Law Enforcement Survey Finds 

The College Fix, August 1, 2014


College Lacrosse Players Use More Marijuana than Other Student Athletes, Says NCAA Poll 

The Washington Post, July 31, 2014


Oklahoma State Mandates Sexual Violence Training for Students 

Stillwater News Press, July 30, 2014



Amar, A.F., Strout,T.D., Simpson, S., Cardiello, M. & Beckford, S. (August 2014) Violence and Victims


The Effect of Enrolling in a Minority-Serving Institution for Black and Hispanic Students in Texas 

Flores, S.M. & Park, T.J. (July 2014) Research in Higher Education


Effects of the Campus Watch Intervention on Alcohol Consumption and Related Harm in a University Population 

Cousins, K., Connor, J.L. & Kypros, K. (July 2014) Drug and Alcohol Dependence


Local Support for Alcohol Control Policies and Perceptions of Neighborhood Issues in Two College Communities 

Fairlie, A.M., DeJong, W. & Wood, M.D. (July 2014) Substance Abuse 




Pay to Play: Student-Athletes as Employees

August 27, 2014, 12-1PM EDT  


This Center for Higher Education Law and Policy webinar will help to answer the complicated new questions arising at universities regarding the potential characterization of student-athletes as employees. It will explore the issues underlying the student-athlete union movement, scholarship athletes versus walk-on athletes, and the potential ways the NCAA and colleges may address these student-athlete issues. Learn more about this webinar.



NAADAC 2014 Annual Conference & 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 26-October 1, 2014, Seattle, WA 


The NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals) 2014 special conference (combined with NAADAC's 40th anniversary celebration) offers daily breakout sessions and keynote speakers in plenary sessions over three and a half days of education, plus numerous full-day pre- and post-conference seminars, and a new two-day gambling track. It focuses on the latest trends and issues that impact all addiction-focused professionals. Learn more about this conference.


Instructional Space: Maximizing Use and Capacity on Your Campus

November 3-5, 2014, San Diego, CA


Maximizing use of instructional resources is critical as institutions across higher education struggle to balance limited instructional space with increased student course demands. Campuses that collaborate across academic, enrollment, and facilities departments pool data and develop instructional space use strategies that increase student retention, improve learning experiences, and better inform capital project decisions. This conference is about how to develop instructional space models that maximize institutions' limited resources in ways that benefit both students and faculty. Learn more about this conference.

About NCSSLE's Higher Education e-Digest

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments Higher Education e-Digest addresses campus and community engagement, health, safety, and security. Regular contents include news from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other federal partner agencies and organizations, salient research summaries, examples of effective field practices, announcements submitted by IHEs and other subscribers, and relevant upcoming events. The Higher Education e-Digest also highlights NCSSLE resources and the availability of ongoing services, including technical assistance, products, and tools. 

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