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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

The 21st Birthday Project
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Presenter: Megan Katt, Health Educator, Lafene Health Center, Kansas State University

Lafene Health Center, Kansas State University, implemented an innovative program: The 21st Birthday Project. The harm reduction program, developed for college students turning 21, was originally designed by Virginia Tech Hokie Wellness. College students turning 21 are invited to meet with a certified peer educator for a brief (15 minute) educational session regarding responsible alcohol use and harm reduction strategies. Once the eligible student completes the educational session, the student receives a “celebration coupon book” as an incentive for participation in the aforementioned brief intervention. This celebration coupon book provides exclusive coupons from community partners for free and/or reduced price food along with coupons promoting alternatives for healthy and fun activities to celebrate their 21st birthday. This has proven to be an effective, well-accepted program.

Prevention 101: Utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework
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Presenter: Kathleen Ratcliff, MPA, CPS, Executive Director, Upstream Prevention Inc.

This Prevention 101 session will cover the core phases of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) a process which every prevention professional should be aware of and follow to increase the strength of their planning process. Designed for those who need a refresher (or introduction knowledge!) on the basics of risk/protective factor and behavioral data driven decision making, this session will break down and explain the importance of each of the five phases (Assessment, Capacity-Building, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation) prevention professionals should utilize, while considering and incorporating cultural humility and sustainability. Participants will engage in some theory based information, but also have a chance to apply the concepts in small groups and share out.

Marijuana for Morning Sickness: The Role of the Nurse in Dispelling Modern Marijuana Myths
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Presenters: Lauren Roberts, Nursing Student, and Dr. Janice Putnam, Faculty, University of Central Missouri

Currently, there are 15 states and three territories where cannabis is legalized for recreational use and 36 states and four territories where cannabis is legalized for medicinal use (State Medical Marijuana Laws, 2020). With more states legalizing cannabis use, there is a rise in usage rates in pregnant women. Some data indicate that pregnant women are more likely to smoke cannabis if it has been legalized for recreational use. Data from one children’s hospital in Michigan reported a 32.5% increase in newborns born with traces of THC in their meconium following the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2018 (Downey, 2020). This poster reviews the guidelines and standards of practice available for maternal cannabis use and the role of the nurse in education and advocacy.
Health and Well-Being

Intuitive Eating: An Innovative Approach to Nutrition Programming
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Presenters: Maggie Fox, VP of Quality Improvement; Koby Gooden, VP of Outreach; Claudia Hypes, Mental Health and Mindfullness Peer Educator, Mizzou Health and Well-Being Peer Education, University of Missouri

In the past decades, health and nutrition research has strayed away from strict dietary rules to a more holistic approaches that view eating through a self-care framework. One of the most scientifically studied of these methods is intuitive eating, which involves tuning into body cues and resisting food restriction and other harmful aspects of diet culture. This presentation includes an overview of the principles of intuitive eating, empirical evidence supporting them, and a discussion of possible strategies for implementing intuitive eating into peer education programming.

The Social Determinants of Health and Student Well-being
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Presenters: Margo Leitschuh, Communications Coordinator and Kayleigh Greenwood, Graduate Research Assistant, Missouri Partners in Prevention

This session will focus on the social determinants of health (SDOH), the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play which affect a wide range of health outcomes, including their impact on college students’ well-being. The five SDOH are health and healthcare, economic stability, education, social and community context, and neighborhood and the built environment. Students' lives are shaped by the SDOH before they ever set foot on campus; their needs and well-being can vary greatly depending on their experiences both prior to and while attending college. Data from the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors (MACHB) survey will be shared to show key findings on the impacts of the SDOH (using proxy measures) among students at institutions of higher education in the state. Overall, we see that the SDOH and resulting inequities are impacting students’ basic needs (food security), their mental health, their well-being and flourishing, and more. The findings from the data highlight the need for prevention and health education professionals to understand the SDOH, look for data sources on their own campus, and work to address the causes of health inequities and provide resources for students.

Health and Wellness Support from Afar: Adapting Health and Well-Being Programming During Distanced Learning, and What That Means for the Future
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Presenters: Laura Woods-Buchanan, Wellness Coordinator and Hannah Cooper, Peer Wellness Educator, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Engaging students in a remote environment is one of the many challenges campuses face amid the pandemic. This presentation will provide recommendations and examples of how to adapt, build, and sustain virtual health and well-being programming to meet these new demands.

Advocating for Students with EDs Through Campus Response And Community Involvement
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Presenters: Casey Tallent, Director of Collegiate & Telebehavioral Health Initiatives, Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Behavioral Health

Early identification and treatment of eating disorders is particularly important for college students given the prevalence rate, the burden that mental illness have on the college population, and the increasing and lasting consequences that eating disorders can have on college students when not identified or treated. Although campus providers are often knowledgeable about the higher than average prevalence rate of eating disorders on campus compared to the general population and the need for treatment, a lack of resources, staff, specialized training, and time often makes eating disorders identification and treatment challenging. This interactive and informative presentation will demonstrate how campus providers can advocate for students with eating disorders through planned campus responses and coordination with community resources.
Mental Health

How Faculty and Staff Can Support Student Mental Wellness
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Presenter: Brett Hartley, Wellness Coordinator, Missouri University of Science and Technology

"I'm too busy." "I don't know what to do." "It's not my place." "What if I am wrong?" These are all common responses why faculty and staff at colleges and universities are hesitant to reach out to students who may be experiencing distress. Learn proven Bystander Intervention strategies to recognize and respond confidently and competently no matter who you are.

Breaking Barriers : Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work Education and Resilience)
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Presenter: Caleb Hatz, Program Coordinator for Bear POWER, Missouri State Univeristy

Bear POWER ( Promoting Opportunities for Work Education and Resilience) is an inclusive model to help individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to gain higher education at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Bear POWER is modeled after other programs around the nation to promote inclusive practices for individuals with all ability levels. Raising the bar and expectations for students with disabilities propels everyone in the community forward.
FSL Leadership Day

Understanding Hazing Perceptions of Students And Administrators Using a Four Frame Approach
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Presenter: Emily Feuer, Project Leader, RISE Partnerships and Assistant Director, Student Affairs Assessment and Planning, University at Albany

This session reviews findings from doctoral dissertation research that examined how students affiliated with fraternities/sororities and administrators who work with these students frame hazing behavior. The results provide direction for how student affairs professionals should engage with students around discussions of acceptable behavior and prevention of hazing. The session will include a presentation of the study and its findings as well as a group discussion on implications for practice.

Evaluating Your Hazing Prevention Strategies
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Presenters: Jenny Damask, Project Leader; Dan Wrona, CEO, RISE Partnerships; and Emily Feuer, Project Leader, RISE Partnerships and Assistant Director, Student Affairs Assessment and Planning, University at Albany

The presenters of this session have coached multiple institutions and organizations through a problem analysis of hazing in their communities. This session will review areas most commonly identified as contributing factors to hazing across these groups. Participants will learn where they should look first to determine whether their hazing prevention efforts are appropriate and gain an outline they can use to begin evaluating their hazing prevention efforts.