CHASCo Discussion Series: Strategic Prevention on Campus
CHASCo is hosting a Statewide Discussion Series for both current and prospective CHASCo members. We will host a meeting in each region of the state that will include updated information about CHASCo membership including an overview of funding and professional development opportunities.
CHASCo currently awards funding to both start and sustain Prevention-Based Coalitions on college campuses. During this meeting, Josh Greer of the University of TN, Martin, will provide professional development on the Strategic Prevention Framework model, which is the evidence-based framework for prevention planning utilized by CHASCo. This workshop is strongly encouraged for campuses who would like to apply for Prevention Plan funding for the 2017-18 school year.
All current and prospective members are welcome. Lunch will be provided.
Dates and Locations:
May 18th from 9am-12pm at Baptist College of Health Sciences: Register here
May 23rd from 9am-12pm at Walters State Community College: Register here
June 22nd from 8:30am-10:30am at Cumberland University (Prior to PIP Starting): Register here
Professional Development: Strategic Prevention on Campus
The Strategic Prevention on Campus Presentation is designed to provide an overview and understanding of evidenced-based strategies in prevention. This course meets IC&RC and the Tennessee Certification Board requirements necessary for two  credit hours in the Prevention Specialist credentialing process.
•Describe how to assess substance use problems and related behaviors
•Describe how to assess the risk and protective factors that influence (or contribute to) the problems
•Explain how to assess the campus community’s readiness and resources to address its substance use problems
•Recognize the keys to sustainability and how they are integrated into the Strategic Prevention Framework, and
•Identify ways to apply the training material to your school/campus
Josh Greer: Josh Greer is a full-time lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Doctoral candidate, substance abuse prevention and non-profit consultant. He has 9 years of experience in substance abuse prevention, acting in several different leadership roles including: interim director for the Tennessee Certification Board, coach/mentor for the Division of Substance Abuse Services, and coalition directors for the Henry, Obion, and Weakley County Prevention Coalitions.