Friday, April 16, 1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
The Updated College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM): What Colleges and Communities Need to Know Now
: Please join ITGA, NIAAA, and panelists Jason Kilmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington; Jessica Cronce, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services and the Prevention Science Institute, University of Oregon; Alicia Baker, Assistant Director, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, University of Florida, for this informative and interactive webinar.
In 2015, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) released the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM). CollegeAIM is (and was) the most comprehensive tool ever developed to support college campuses (and community coalitions) in their strategic planning related to alcohol prevention, intervention, and policies. With two matrices of individually-and environmentally-focused strategies organized by relative cost and relative effectiveness, CollegeAIM could be used to ensure science guides decisions about what is part of a strategic plan (while being sensitive to budgets).
In late 2019, CollegeAIM was updated to reflect the most recent research – adding new strategies and changing the evidence supporting others. Then, of course, everything changed in March of 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been concern about mental health impacts for young adults as well as the possibility that some have increased their alcohol use. If strategic planning has not already begun, this webinar provides the chance to hear about what the science says about best practices in a “mix of strategies,” and to learn how campuses and organizations can use CollegeAIM to plan for Fall of 2021 and beyond. If strategic planning is underway, this webinar provides the opportunity to learn from those involved in bringing CollegeAIM to campuses about new “lessons learned,” what these mean for prevention, and how to boosts support for your prevention efforts. To register, click here
Wednesday, April 28, 12:00-1:00pm (EST)
"Town-Gown Turn Around Round Table: Where do we go from here?" Join moderator Sara Bloom, Executive Director, Downtown Hays Development Corp, Hays, KS, and ITGA Board Member, for this monthly webinar discussion.
ITGA will continue the virtual networking and information sharing monthly through this Town-Gown Turn Around series. Please mark your calendars for the last Wednesday of each month. We will continue our focus on strengthening partnerships between town and college/university stakeholders in 2021 and beyond. Come prepared to share your ideas, frustrations, and strategies that are working in your campus communities. If you would like to address a particular topic, please email the info to moderator Sara Bloom (email@example.com).
In 2020 the extreme health risks caused by COVID-19 forced Colleges and Universities to send students, faculty, and staff home, close campuses, and cancel nearly all institution-sponsored community activities. These decisions profoundly impacted campus communities around the globe, from small college towns to major metropolitan centers and traditional education corridors. Rebuilding those communities and reviving the local economy is a unique Town-Gown challenge that requires partnership, teamwork, and creative solutions. The goal of this webinar will be to discuss what's next. To register, click here.
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