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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"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
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