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Reducing alcohol harms among university students: A summary of best practices (PDF file — 50 pages)
This paper presents a framework that can be used to implement programs and policies that can serve to reduce alcohol harms among the university student population. Nova Scotia, Spring 2012.
Alcohol in the Vulnerable Lives of College Women (PDF file — 2 pages)
Article by Devon Jersild that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2002.
The College Alcohol Risk Assessment Guide (website linking to PDF and text only formats — 105 pages)
Compiled in 1997 by Ryan, Colthurst, & Segars, the CARA Guide is a “how to” about environmental scanning and problem analysis (including exercises), responses, and assessments. Includes plenty of anecdotes from actual campus experiences.
Designing Environmental Messages for Local Communities (PDF file — 27 pages)
The majority of college alcohol prevention consists of messages aimed at individuals and their behaviors. This book chapter fills in what’s missing: messages aimed at the environmental side of the behavior equation — how to design messages that focus on outcomes, build shared responsibility, and make good use of local data and observations.
Field Experiences in Effective Prevention, follow-up to Experiences in Effective Prevention: U.S. Deptartment of Education’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses (website)
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education revisited 22 campuses that received alcohol and drug abuse prevention grants from 1999 to 2004 and summarized the current thinking and lessons learned in the 2007 publication. In this 2010 follow-up document, the experiences of the 2005, 2006, and 2007 model program grantees are described.
NIAAA College Task Force Site — College Drinking: Changing the Culture (website)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s website, offering materials for college students, parents and presidents, special features, and statistics and summaries.
Prevention Challenges for Community Colleges (PDF file — 32 pages)
This publication from the Higher Education Center addresses how community colleges are different and provides strategies for alcohol and other drug prevention in the community college setting.
Safe Supportive Learning
Campus SaVE Act: Options for Victims of Discrimination, Harassment & Sexual Assault
, Mid-Plains Community College Things you Need to Know about Sexual Misconduct
, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bystander Intervention Survey Behavior
, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Binge
(website with video/audio)
This NET News production looks at young adults drinking too much, too fast. Hear from law enforcement, university officials, and bar owners trying to change lives before it’s too late. The site includes a locally produced television special, video extras, a NET Radio series, and other web resources.
Your Kids Are Drinking (website with video/audio)
This NET Television/NET Radio project explores how lax attitudes among adults aggravate the youth drinking problem and how adults can provide realistic solutions.
Nebraska Collegiate Consortium Memorandum of Agreement / Commitment Form (PDF file — 2 pages)
For institutions of higher education in Nebraska to join the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium to Reduce High-Risk Drinking.
Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey 2010 – 2012 Summary Report
Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey Summary Report October 2010 (PDF file — 36 pages)
Data on alcohol use and alcohol impaired driving among young adults in Nebraska are limited. As a result, the Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey was administered by mail to 19–25 year olds in Nebraska between December 2009 and March 2010. A total of 3,466 young adults completed the survey, and results were weighted to represent young adults statewide.
Nebraska Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Report for 2004-2006 (PDF file — 151 pages)
Data for Nebraska residents 18 and older. See pages 70-74 for answers to alcohol questions, and page 75 for answers to the drinking and driving questions.
Nebraska Crash Data from the Department of Motor Vehicles (website)
Charts and graphs for alcohol-related crashes for high school age under the linkYoung Drivers. Also, check out charts and graphs under the linkAlcohol Related.
Nebraska Risk and Protective Factors Student Survey (on Nebraska Prevention website)
After you link here, scroll down to see Results from 2007, with comparable results from 2003 and 2005, for Grades 6, 8, 10, and 12, statewide and by region.
2007 Nebraska Highway Safety Annual Report (PDF file — 108 pages)
Notes progress in reducing alcohol-involved crashes in Nebraska.
The 2006 Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report (PDF file — 18 pages)
See especially page 25: alcohol-involved crashes by driver age. This report is published annually by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Nebraska Adolescents: 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results for Nebraska (PDF file — 24 pages)
Data for Nebraska public health students, grades 9-12. See page 4 for answers to drinking and driving questions, and pages 16-17 for answers to alcohol questions and trends in alcohol use.