Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students synthesizes the large body of research on college students’ behavioral health and offers guidance on applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies using a comprehensive public health framework. Chapters authored by leading researchers and practitioners address a broad spectrum of important behavioral health issues, interventions, and challenges. Moving beyond a theoretical discussion to strategies for implementation, this book addresses the special issues and potential barriers faced by practitioners as they translate research to practice, such as resource limitations, organizational resistance, challenges to program sustainability, and the unique needs of special populations. This cutting-edge compendium will appeal to both practitioners and researchers involved in providing prevention, early intervention, and treatment services for college students.
"Drs. Cimini and Rivero have assembled some of the leading practitioner and researcher experts in prevention work in higher education. At a time when student well-being and risk-reduction are top priorities on campuses, this volume offers a comprehensive road map to colleges and universities for developing and implementing evidenced-based prevention strategies at the environmental, community/group, and individual levels. It will be an essential resource for campus planning around these very important student issues!"
—John H. Dunkle, PhD, executive director, counseling and psychological services and the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education, Northwestern University
"A comprehensive and current accounting of the behavioral health vulnerabilities and associated prevention-related interventions for college and university students is long overdue. This book provides practical information for preventionists wanting to apply their skills to college student mental health or for mental health and student affairs professionals who need to expand their skills to include public health approaches in higher education. This should be required reading in our field."
—Chris Brownson, PhD, associate vice president for student affairs and director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin
"What a joy to read some of the field’s most notable experts share their thoughts and research on collegiate AOD misuse. Unique within this book is the passionate voice many authors kept, shaping the content into a highly accessible mix of literature review, research results, programmatic examples, and advise that will be invaluable to campus professionals."
—James E. Lange, PhD, executive director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery at The Ohio State University and coordinator of AOD initiatives at San Diego State University
Contributor Affiliations; Editor Biographies; Preface: Reducing Risk, Increasing Protection, Supporting Success, Changing Culture: A Comprehensive Framework, M. Dolores Cimini and Estela M. Rivero; Acknowledgments I. Behavioral Health Risks Among College and University Students 1. The Academic Opportunity Costs of Substance Use and Untreated Mental Health Concerns Among College Students, Amelia M. Arria, Angelica L. Barrall, Hannah K. Allen, Brittany A. Bugbee, and Kathryn B. Vincent 2. Prevalence of Drinking by College Students, Brittney A. Hultgren, Jessica R. Canning, and Mary E. Larimer 3. Marijuana Use by College Students: Prevalence, Trends, Prevention, and Conversations in a Changing Legal Climate, Jason R. Kilmer 4. Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students: Emerging Trends and Challenges, Jessica L. Martin and Rena Pazienza 5. College Student Mental Health: The National Landscape, Daniel Eisenberg, Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Peter Ceglarek, Adam Kern, and Megan Vivian Phillips 6. Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, and Stalking on Campus, Rebecca M. Howard, Sharyn J. Potter, Céline Guedj, and Jane G. Stapleton II. Translating Research into Effective Practice 7. Implementing Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in College Student Behavioral Health Settings, Diane Fedorchak and M. Dolores Cimini 8. Using the Social Norms Approach to Promote Health and Reduce Risk Among College Students, H. Wesley Perkins and Jessica M. Perkins 9. A Comprehensive Model to Promote Mental Health and Address Risk for Suicide, Victor Schwartz and David Davar 10. The Role of Active Bystander Training Within a Comprehensive Prevention Framework, Jennifer J. Jacobsen 11. Policy, Environmental, and System-Focused Interventions to Address Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse and Related Risks, Sally A. Linowski 12. Evidence-based Peer Health Education: New Paradigms and Opportunities, Abigail S. Dubovi and Jacob S. Sawyer 13. Supporting the Behavioral Health and Success of Students in Recovery: Best Practices and Emerging Trends, Lisa Laitman and Lea P. Stewart III. Special Issues 14. Engaging "Human Capital" to Support Implementation and Sustainability of Prevention and Intervention Efforts on Campus and in the Surrounding Community, Peggy Glider, Kaye Godbey, Patricia Manning, and David Salafsky 15. Intervention Fidelity within the Clinical Service Delivery Setting, Karen L. Sokolowski 16. Designing and Evaluating Prevention and Risk Reduction Programs for High-Risk and Marginalized Target Populations: Lessons Learned, Sarah E. M. Nolan, Tania A. Khan, and Angela M. Banks 17. Communicating with Senior Administrators about Behavioral Health: The 10,000-Foot Perspective, Michael N. Christakis; Endnote: "Nothing About Us Without Us": Including the Voices of Students in Prevention, Sarah R. Skolnick and September F. Johnson