Though we were not able to physically convene for this year’s summit, we have worked with our presenters to provide great content in an electronic format. Below you will find video content sessions for the 2020 LaHEC Annual Professional Development Summit. Please pay careful attention to the instructions listed below in regards to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and evaluation instructions.
We have applied to offer CEU credits through the National Association of Social Workers – Louisiana Chapter (NASW-LA), the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) and the Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority (ADRA).
The videos will remain on this page for your viewing, but for you to receive any CEU credit: you must view the videos and complete the quiz for each by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020. NO CEU credit will be offered for videos viewed after the deadline.
You will only receive credit for any quizzes that are completed the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Monday, June 22, 2020.
If you do not need CEU credit, it is not mandatory that you complete the quizzes (but you are welcome to).
- During this extremely critical time on increased online offerings for programming and professional development, please complete the Evaluation Survey located at the end of this page. This helps our office to bring you the vital programming and content that you need in your work to help keep Louisiana’s college students safe from the negative consequences of substance use.
2020 LaHEC Annual Professional Development Summit Presentations
Senior Fifth is a very dangerous activity that involves students attempting to drink an entire 750ml bottle (fifth) of liquor the day of the last home football game between midnight and kickoff. This unfortunate activity is not unique to Wake Forest. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of a multi-tiered, collaborative prevention program developed and implemented at Wake Forest University aimed at reducing harm related to Senior Fifth. Outcomes shared in this presentation will show a marked decrease in harms suffered by students as a result of participation in Senior Fifth. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the history and structure of the WFU Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition and efforts to extend the reach of the Coalition for this program through partnerships with campus offices, athletics, faculty, graduate and professional schools, student government, student organizations, and community partners (including local Alcohol Beverage Control offices). Coalition building strategies, program development and implementation, and program outcomes will be highlighted throughout the session. A brief, interactive planning exercise will support participants in targeting applications on their own campus.
This session will examine the intersection of alcohol prevention and social justice and strategies to create a more inclusive environment. For years UW–Madison has been focusing its work on reducing high-risk drinking among the high-risk drinking population. Data show that students of color are some of the university’s lowest-risk drinkers. Knowing this, UW–Madison decided to investigate the impact of its alcohol culture on students of color through the Color of Drinking Survey in 2015 and 2017. Findings from both surveys will be discussed in this session.
VIDEO: Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for Community College Students – Dr. Christine M. Lee
Community college students comprise a significant percentage of the total college student population in the United States,however nearly all extant research on alcohol use, its associated harms, and effective prevention methods has focused on students attending 4-year institutions. Community colleges may face several challenges related to alcohol prevention, including limited budgets and personnel to provide brief interventions, diversity in student population, difficulty reaching off-campus students and/or engaging part-time students. We sought to address these barriers by adapting the evidence-based Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students program (BASICS; Dimeff, Baer, Kivlahan, & Marlatt, 1999) for community college students. BASICS is a brief motivational intervention that traditionally involves an alcohol screening followed by an individual session led by a facilitator whose goal is to increase the student’s motivation and commitment to change their high-risk drinking behavior.This session will focus on:(1) our adaptation of BASICS for community college students, including being delivered via web-conferencing and incorporation of text message strategies for reducing alcohol-related risks;(2) the feasibility and acceptability of delivering BASICS with community college students;and (3) lessons learned from our work with community college students.
This presentation will engage participants in learning how to manage their stress and well-being as front line helpers. The presentation will define and assess compassion fatigue with identifying coping strategies to manage this specific type of fatigue especially during a time of crisis or high demand of services.
This session will provide an overview of what is known about e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, including types of e-cigarettes, harms of e-cigarettes for youth and young adults, substances that are used in e-cigarettes, and prevention strategies.