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Pre-Conferences


Half day Pre-Conference: 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Ask a Preventionist:  Sharing and Celebrating Campus Violence Prevention Best Practices 

Presenters: Matthew Huffman of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Sarah Ehrhard-Reid from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Women’s Health

Location: Osage B/C

HuffmanReid Our work to address sexual and interpersonal violence on our college campuses takes many forms, such as: bystander education, Title IX compliance, advocacy for survivors, engaging students, campus and community partners to create safer, inclusive spaces. This ever-increasing variety of work often means that staff are pulled in different directions and lack time to learn how other campuses are implementing policies and programs, learning new research on best practices and effective strategies. During this session, focused on networking and resource sharing, facilitators Matthew Huffman of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Sarah Ehrhard Reid from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Women’s Health, will lead a conversation to share best practices, allowing campuses to share and celebrate their work, while answering questions about common challenges. This work is critical to our campuses, so take a break from your day-to-day to refocus, refresh, and ask a preventionist!


Being an Active and Effective Ally

Presenters: Brittani Fults, EEO/Title IX Investigator, University of Kansas; Ashley Brickley, Interim Director, MU Disability Center, University of Missouri Columbia; Shraddha Niphadkar, PhD., Licensed Psychologist, University of Missouri Columbia; and Laura Holt, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, University of Missouri St. Louis

Location: Kansa C/D

HoltBrickleyFults As we continue to experience increased diversity in higher education and to develop awareness that an individual’s cultural identities shapes their experience in the world, we recognize the importance of developing strong allyship within and across universities. This interactive pre-conference discussion will focus on strategies to build more effective and active allyship roles across and within personal and systemic environments. We will also focus on how to increase allyship among stakeholders and develop effective programming related to diversity. In addition, we will discuss challenges and questions about allyship.


Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act: Updates and Review

Presenter: Eric S. Davidson, PhD., MCHES®, CSPS, Eastern Illinois University Health and Counseling Services

Location: Kansa A

Davidson As part of the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, every institution, including community colleges, nursing schools, etc. which receives Federal Funds (e.g. financial aid, Pell Grants, research grants) is required to annually notify students, staff, and faculty concerning alcohol and other drugs, maintain a program to address substance abuse, and complete a full review of their comprehensive substance abuse program on a biennial basis.

Many schools have neglected abiding by the drug-free schools regulations, and are finding themselves in non-compliance when audited. This workshop will review current requirements and mandates of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, including required components of the annual notification, what constitutes a substance abuse program, and best practices regarding the Biennial Review Process.


Higher Education: Understanding the Impact of Legalizing Cannabis

Presenter: Officer Chris Bartolotta and Officer Ryan Snow, M.Ed.

Location: Kansa B

BartolottaSnow This preconference session will look at the impact the increased legalization of cannabis is having on society. A look at data compiled from the states that have already legalized cannabis in some form will provide insight into current issues and trends that have emerged. We will look at the different forms of cannabis and various ways of ingestion that are changing the way enforcement and prevention efforts are being made. Questions are encouraged and possible solutions will be developed using group discussion methods. We will look at the different forms of cannabis, the exponential increase in the potency and the various forms of ingestion.


Prescription Stimulant Medication Misuse Prevention for Peer Education Groups

Moderator: David Arnold, Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives, NASPA

Location: Osage A

Arnold Response to the national opioid crisis demands attention for community prescription medication misuse prevention. However, at the collegiate level, non-medical use of prescription stimulants represents a more pressing concern for prevention practitioners. This session will discuss findings from a multi-site sample and the development of a normative strategy, a peer education pilot program, and other campus strategies to prevent the non-medical use of prescription stimulants and its related harms. Peer educators will each receive a toolkit to replicate programs on their campuses.