CWU Wellness Center Annual Report 20092010
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
JU Executive Summary
Teamwork & Collaboration
Budget & Financial Overview
Sexual Assault Response
Recognition & Awards
Student Health 101
Sexual Violence Education & Prevention
CCC & Neighbor hood Relations
Assessment 1819 & Evaluation Prevention & 2021 Research Photos
The mission of the Wellness Center is to provide services within a framework of cultural competence to reduce highrisk behavior related to alcohol and drug misuse; to provide sexual assault prevention, response and advocacy; and to promote other positive health behaviors among all CWU students. A core value of the Wellness Center is that educational programs and services are developed through the application of scientific evidence and relevant research. The strategic plan of the Wellness Center begins with the following four goal statements: Decrease the misuse of alcohol and marijuana by CWU students. Decrease the incidence of sexual assault and improve the sexual assault response to the CWU community. Promote positive health behaviors of CWU students through collaboration with other departments. Deliver all programs and services with respect and with special attention to the racial, ethnic and other diverse backgrounds and needs of our students.
A Message from the Director As another exciting year winds down, the Wellness Center has contin ued to expand its reach in promoting positive health behaviors among all CWU students, making a difference in the lives we touch. Through both new and expanded collaborative efforts with students, faculty, and commu nity, we continue to use researchbased environmental strategies to re duce highrisk behavior related to alcohol and drug misuse and provide sexual assault prevention, response and advocacy. For the second year in a row, all incoming students were required to take an online alcohol education class, and we have seen a dramatic de crease in number of first year students who are involved in alcohol incidents in residence halls. Approximately 200 students access alcohol and drug classes offered by the Wellness Center each year. Assessment data confirms that students are chang ing their highrisk behaviors and are experiencing fewer negative consequences. We reached more than 400 students, faculty and staff at our second annual Rock against Rape. The Green Dot violence prevention program continues to gain momentum. Sixty students participated in the Green Dot bystander training programs, and student evalua tions indicate they will do something in a high risk situation to reduce the likeli hood of violence. Through our work, the university is setting a standard in violence pre vention not only on this campus but among statewide institutions. More than 55 partici pants from 15 different agencies attended the Green Dot facilitator training in May. We have collaborated with faculty to provide students with meaningful, real life pro jects. Sociology students in SOC460 (Community Structure and Organization) looked at the issue of late night transportation, and HHPN students in HED440 (Social Marketing), developed social marketing proposals for our neighborhood relations program. Our own social marketing efforts have reached into niches most used by students, including Face book pages for Wellness, Green Dot, and the CampusCommunity Coalition and twitter accounts for Wellness and the CCC. Another vehicle reaching students through online media is Student Health 101. With monthly, relevant articles written by our own peer health educator (student) staff, this is not only an efficient and cost effective way to dis seminate important heath information to college students, but it has also dramatically improved readership and provided us with great feedback. The good neighbor campaign expanded from offcampus neighborhoods to a collabo rative effort with housing staff to work with students in residence halls and oncampus apartments. Work on neighborhood relations on campus, in the neighborhoods, and downtown, is showing results. An increasing number of community members sur veyed think CWU students make good neighbors. And these are just the highlights. In the pages that follow, we will expound upon these and much more as part of the 20092010 Wellness Center Annual Report. Sincerely, Gail Farmer, Director
Team Work and Collaboration
Andrew Carnegie said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a com mon vision. The ability to di rect individual accomplishment toward organizational objec tives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain un common results.” As a university, we are a united team, preparing stu dents for responsible citizen ship, responsible stewardship of the earth, and enlightened and productive lives. The Wellness Center plays its part through positive health promotions and prevention of highrisk behaviors. Our mis sion could not be accomplished without the collaborative fuel from the campus and the com munity that continually gives life to our activities. We are grateful for the energy, creativ ity and vision of all our partners this past year. It has been particularly ex citing to expand our work with faculty and students, helping us gain a broader perspective from the student point of view while also giving us the opportunity to provide reallife learning ex periences to students. What a great twoway street! While not an exhaustive list, some highlights of collaborative partnerships this past year in clude: Work with Assistant Profes sor Judy Hennessy (Sociology) and SOC 460 class (Community Structure and Organization) on late night transportation project, along with collaborative work on this issue with members of the ASCWU BOD and other students. Work with Art Professor Glen Bach’s graphic design
class to develop the Rock against Rape logo design. Work with Public Health As sistant Professor Jennifer Lehmbeck’s HED 440 (Social Marketing of Health Educa tion) to create social market ing campaigns for on campus Good Neighbor pro grams. Support from Public Health faculty Jennifer Lehmbeck and Becky Pearson to deci pher results from the 2009 Safety Survey. Provide CCC job shadow op portunities to students from Public Relations and Adver tising Assistant Professor Xiaodong Kuang’s classes. Collaborate with Assistant Professor Kara Gabriel (Psychology) on a number of research projects, including analyzing the Alcohol Wise/ Electronic Check Up To go data, revising and strength ening the evaluation of Prime for Life, and developing poster presentations for a national conference in New Orleans and for CWU Source. Collaborate with the Civic Engagement Center to pre sent training for our student staff and for Ellensburg Downtown Association Board members on the CEC Take Action web site, to expand its utilization by campus and community partners alike. Marketing support for SH101 articles from University Rec reation and Outdoor Pur suits, and course design, bibs, water and race day support from them for the First Annual Run for Water 6K. Developed partnership with the ROTC Air Force program and presented prevention
education regarding prob lems associated with alcohol at the ROTC Leadership Seminar. Amazing support and crea tivity from the Housing web support staff (including stu dent staff), on the develop ment of Green Dot and Neighborhood Rela tions web sites. Strengthened part nership with the El lensburg Chamber of Commerce in train ing for event volun teers on ID check and overservice, participation on each other’s committees, and marketing sup port through Face book, Twitter, and articles in the Cham ber monthly news letter promoting the work of the CCC. Continued monthly collaboration with local prevention pro viders to share in formation and re sources and elimi nate potential dupli cation of efforts in the community. Renewed collabora tive efforts with CWU students and administrators to develop a late night transportation system for students.
we can do so
together we can do so
Thanks to all of our partners, together we have been able to do so much. We look forward to keeping this fuel burning in the year to come.
Performance Indicators 1. DRINKING TRENDS, PRIME FOR LIFE, ALCOHOL WISE
2. ALCOHOL WISE 28% increase in average test score between pre and post test concludes that students are educating themselves on alcohol and the associated behavioral health issues.
Results show a positive behavior change and awareness of consequences of drinking and driving *62% reduction in student driving after consuming 3 or more drinks *59% reduction in students being a passenger with a driver who had 3 or more drinks
Students agree that the course provides valuable information and is helpful.
*41% of students increased their agreement between pre and post test regarding correlation of alcohol and academic success *48% of student increased their agreement between pre and post test regarding correlation of alcohol use and adverse effects on their peers’ quality of life
3. CAMPUSCOMMUNITY COALITION
If I was having a party I would... 100% 75% 50% 25%
CWU students have shown some improve ment in areas charac teristic of safe & re spectful partying.
2009 Notify Control # Check with Shut it neighbors Invited neighbors down when after out of control
Most areas of concern in the neighborhoods have shown a slight decline over the last few years.
Problems in the Neighborhood 30% 20% 2008 10%
0% Parking Parties Garbage Speeding Noise
# of Tickets for Noise Complaints 150
North End 50
The number of nonstudents who believe CWU students make good neighbors has steadily increased over the last few years.
Noise complaints in the north end of town, where the Good Neighbor Survey has been a focus, have de creased.
4. SEXUAL VIOLENCE PROGRAMS *72.41% of students said they would DEFINITELY do or say something next time they see a situation that feels “high risk” or concerning to them. *98.25% of students said they would do at least one proactive green dot to communicate the importance of the issue, and may do many more.
As a result of SAVA training, 90% of participants feel they can effectively advise a sexual assault victim.
31% of females, and 15% of males reported experiencing some sort of unwanted sexual experience since becoming a CWU student
Budget and Financial Overview The Wellness Center continues to be an ex cellent steward of stu dent monies. We have been vigilant in keeping costs down while at the same time providing excellent evidence based programs and services to students. A little history: until fall 2008, the Wellness Center was housed with Student Health & Coun seling (SHCC). Well ness operations were funded by an allocation of the Student Health, Counseling and Well ness fee approxi mately $12 of the $72 SHCC fee was used to fund Wellness opera tions. In addition, we received state money to fund about 25% of the Campus Commu nity Coalition position. Budget concerns fueled an analysis of services, programs and the types of students served and resulted in a realign ment of the Wellness Center. In fall 2008 we joined the Office of Housing and New Stu dent Programs.
The unprecedented economic downturn and consequent reduc tion in state support at CWU effectively elimi nated 100% of all state money from the Wellness Budget. Funding sources are now limited to the stu dent fee (reduced 25% to $9) and the Office of Housing and New Student Programs. As Table 1 on page 7 indi cates, next year Hous ing will provide 21% of our total operations and 36% of staff sala ries and benefits. As chart 1 illus trates, professional salaries have risen modestly but benefits, an expense we have no control over, con tinue to rise and will likely continue to do so. Goods and Services refers to expenses that support the program ming efforts of the Wellness Center. De spite a significant re duction in Goods and Services, the Wellness Center has consistently
improved both the quantity and quality of programming to CWU students! This includes a budget line that financially supports students who need access to community based al cohol assessments. Chart 2 reveals that Goods and Services have been kept in check while our em phasis on student employment has re sulted in an increase in this line item over time. Chart 3 demon strates that profes sional salaries as a percentage of our to tal budget are antici pated to decline while student salaries are expected to rise. The Wellness Center is committed to pro viding students with opportunities to gain significant work ex perience in their field while at the same time earning money to contribute to the cost of tuition and living expenses.
TABLE 1 Total Salaries Total Benefits Student Salaries Goods & Services
165,911 46,455 20,491 44,815
167,085 46,784 9,963 51,713
168,425 50,528 24,007 40,229
163,804 57,331 29,250 41,430
Goods & Services
Student Salaries and Goods & Services 61,000 68,000 51,000
58,000 41,000 48,000 31,000
Goods & Services
Budget and Financial Overview (cont.)
Goods & Services
Total Professional Salaries
Percentage of Total Budget Student Salaries Staff Salaries
Salaries as % of Total Budget 15% 14%
Student Salaries Staff Salaries
Wellness Budget State Budget Housing Budget
Total Salaries 165,911 167,085 Professional Benefits Wellness Budget 40,108 28,886
Total Professional Sal & Ben
Goods & Services Total Budget Student fees ($9)
% of total budget covered by student fees
Sexual Assault Response Over the past few years we have seen an increase in the number of students (see chart below) seeking services from the Sexual Assault Re sponse Coordinator (SARC). Especially in the last year there has been a renewed collaboration with our local agency, ASPEN, and copies of resource information hand
outs were placed in the rest room placard holders in the SURC, both likely contributors to the spike. Collaboration with faculty and staff continues to help spread the word about ser vices, and the addition of Green Dot (see page 11) has certainly provided more visi bility to the issue. In spring of 2010 an evaluation was devel oped to de termine stu dent satisfac tion with ser vices pro vided by the SARC, as well as other departments such as Fi nancial Aid, Registrar’s
Office, Student Affairs, and the local police agencies. Re sults from students seen during the 20092010 year will be available in fall of 2010, but preliminary data shows CWU is doing a great job supporting victims. With nationally publicized cases like the one involving partner violence of two la crosse players at the Univer sity of Virginia, we are re minded that this can happen anywhere. We will continue to actively promote a culture of safety, express utter in tolerance of violence through programming and individual actions, and sup port victims of violence in order to reduce the amount of violence within our com munity.
Recognition and Awards Our staff and students have been recognized Lindsey BorgensMost Creative, Wellness with various awards this year and we’d like to Center. share those accomplishments here. Andrea EaslickOutstanding Peer Education Advisor, Bacchus Network Area 1; Top 5 Pro Nikki NewsomeStudent Empowerment gram, NWACUHO; nominated for Most Inspira Award, Women’s Achievement Celebration; nominated for Student Employee of the Year. tional Staff Member and Partners in Excellence Amanda SellImpact Award, University Hous Award. ing; Professionalism Award, Wellness Center. Lynne Harrison10 years of service to CWU. Kate SansomDean’s Award: Health, Human Gail Farmer10 years of service to CWU. Rock Against RapePACURH Program of the Performance and Nutrition; Most Willing to Year (regional); Finalist for NACURH Program Lend a Hand, Wellness Center; Women’s of the Year (national). Health Month Video Winner, Student Health Congratulations to all of you, and thank you 101. for your continued dedication to our office!
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“I’ve recently been having a problem with a friend that was up set with me and de cided to share her feelings with our group of friends. Needless to say, their opinion of me was not too great. I was really hurt and frustrated that she would talk so poorly of me and that she didn’t bother to find out what was go ing on in my life. After using the techniques presented in the arti cle, ‘How to Talk To Anyone,’ we resolved the issue and she apologized to our friends for not being fair. Thank you so much!” Feliciti
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**All comments are from CWU student readers of Student Health 101**
2nd Annual Rock Against Rape This year’s second
annual Rock Against Rape took place on Wednesday, April 28. Over 400 attendees visited the event, surpassing the in augural event in 2009 by more than 100 people. Increased atten dance was likely due to a full lineup of bands including Poor Folks, Poor Folks, Live Live Well Well, the Holly Star Band, Lauren Short, and head Holly Star liner Red Means Go. Approximately Band ten new interactive stations were Lauren added to the roster Short which also at tracted a larger au dience. New learn Adam ing opportunities Lange included booths sponsored by the Red Means Center for Excel lence in Leadership, Go Black Student Un
2010 RAR Band Lineup
ion, Residence Hall As sociation, EQUAL, and Planned Parenthood. Students also had a chance to learn more strategies to prevent future instances of powerbased personal violence by taking part in a Green Dot bingo game. Returning favor ites from 2009 included
2010 RAR logo by CWU student Janie Winslow
Walking the Walk, an interactive game to learn about a real life survivor’s story of sex ual assault, These Hands Don’t Hurt, at which visitors could take a pledge stating they would not commit violence, and the Art Battle. Over 220 visitors completed program evaluations at the event. When asked “What did you like about the activity that was most enjoyable for you?” 61% said it was interactive, and 37%
said because they learned new infor mation. Overall, 94% of respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with the event. A special thanks goes to the following groups for their con tributions to the suc cess of this year’s event: University Housing & New Stu dent Programs, Pub licity Center, CWU Dining Services, Wildcat Shop, Jerrol’s Book and Of fice Supply, Equity & Services Council, RHA, Scheduling Center, Shirtworks, 88.1 the Burg, and CWU Police. Thanks for an other great year and we look forward to RAR 2011!
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Violence Prevention with Green Dot Bystander Training In the fall of 2009 CWU launched its newest violence pre vention effort, Green Dot. This innovative strategy which fo cuses on the role of bystanders in high risk situations, began in Kentucky and has slowly saturated the state of Washington, especially CWU. This year five by stander trainings were held for students, each about seven hours in length. Rep resentatives from stu dent government, athletics, Music, Black Student Union, and more were taught how to recognize highrisk situations, identify their personal obsta cles to action, and brainstorm realistic examples of interven ing. Small group dis cussions and various uses of technology are popular highlights of the workshop, and re sulted in very rich conversation.
Approximately 60 participants were trained and most of them plan on helping spread the word about the issue to others. More than 72% of students said they would DEFI NITELY do or say something next time they see a situation that feels “high risk” or concerning to them, and 98.25% of students said they would do at least one proactive green dot to communicate the im portance of the issue, and may do many more. A campus wide survey will be con ducted in spring 2012 to determine the broader effect this program is having on our campus.
Facilitator Training In May 2010 Green Dot creator Dorothy Edwards and fellow trainer Jennifer Sayre visited to train folks from CWU and 13 other agencies to be certified facilita tors. The in tensive four day seminar was attended by approxi mately 55 indi viduals from various univer sities, and non
“My hope is renewed. I can be a part of violence prevention. My community‐ profit and govern mental agencies. Attendees were trained on the re search foundation and building blocks of the program, en couraged to tap into their own per sonal connections with the issue in order to connect with their audi ences, and given resources to facili tate the bystander trainings at their home agencies. Without the support of Univer sity Housing, the S & A Committee, the CWU Foundation Len Thayer grant program, the Equity and Services Coun cil, and Conference Services we would not have been able to market CWU as one of the leading institutions in the field of power based personal vio lence prevention.
Ellensburg‐ will become a safer place. Less people will be hurt. We can do this, one green dot at a time. I know it, I feel it, and now I’m going to live it! Thanks so much!” ‐Facilitator Training Participant
Neighborhood Relations The Good Neighbor mes During the fall and winter sage took front and center quarters, student teams once prominence on and off campus again went to neighborhoods this year. Precipitated by com with a high incidence of noise munity needs, in the neighbor complaints. They talked with hoods and the downtown, the students and community mem CampusCommunity Coalition bers, conducted the Good focused much of its efforts on Neighbor Survey, and distrib good neighbor programming uted educational door hangers this year. containing information on laws The Neighborhood Relations and sanctions, tips on being a Committee works to increase good neighbor and how to have students’ knowledge of state a safe and legal party, and how and local laws and sanctions to recognize and respond to regarding alcohol, increase signs of alcohol poisoning. landlords’ knowledge of their This year, 294 Good rights and responsibilities under Neighbor surveys were com law and as members of the pleted (compared with 281 in community, and improve com 2008 and 209 in 2007), more munication among students and neighborhoods were visited, and community members. The goal more community members par is to change the environment ticipated (84 in ’09; 67 in ’08; within which students make de 24 in ’07). cisions about drinking. Results showed that the In the fall we launched the committee’s work is having an Neighborhood Relations web impact. Of particular note were site http://www.cwu.edu/~nr responses demonstrating com to enhance students’ off munity members having higher campus experiences through satisfaction rates regarding stu connections with the greater dents as neighbors. According to Ellensburg community, to im the Ellensburg Police Depart prove neighborhood relations, ment, noise complaint citations and to improve quality of life in north end Ellensburg for all. neighborhoods (where our work
We don’t like the problems pigeonholed against the college kids. It is not always college students; they are getting a bum rep. It used to be worse.1
1Comment from Downtown Perception
of Problem Survey, Fall 2009
was concen trated) dropped nearly 15% from 2008 to 2009. In addition, door to door follow up was conducted in the spring for the first time, increasing fol low up participation exponen tially (from 3 responses spring 2009 to 37 in spring 2010). The surveys provide us with data from which to develop educational program ming and help us evaluate our work. Students with offcampus noise citations are also now referred for a discussion about good neighbor strate gies, as part of their sanction with the university. For the 20092010 academic year, 59 students followed through on their noise sanction referral. We also initiated on campus good neighbor pro gramming, in collaboration with Housing staff. On campus door hangers and posters were created, infor mation is slowly being added to the web site to help stu dents living oncampus, and posters were created to be placed in each residence hall and apartment. Program ming to develop skills to communicate effec tively and reduce stu What is going on with the downtown can really serve as a dent to student con template for a broader effort, flict was piloted in the mirroring the work by the CCC. spring and will be part Daily Record Editorial, 10/22/09 of next fall’s first six weeks programming. Oncampus program ming both helps stu dents as they live on “There’s a misperception campus and as they that this is a problem caused by CWU students, but prepare to transition drunken disorder is not the off campus. exclusive province of any one demographic.” Daily Record Editorial, 10/22/09
Downtown Relations The downtown is also our neighborhood. Concerns in volving students, alcohol and downtown nightlife issues be came a focal point for many City Council meetings this past year. Specific problems articu lated to the Council included noise, disorderly conduct/ pub lic urination, vomit on the sidewalks, fights, vandalism and destruction of property. The Hospitality Resource Alli ance (HRA), working collabora tively with the City Council and the Ellensburg Downtown As sociation (EDA), worked to ad dress these problems and de velop measurable outcomes to
assess progress. One of the first steps was to develop baseline data. Two surveys were developed and imple mented in the fall – the Down town Perception of Problem survey and the Downtown Business Survey. Follow up was conducted in the spring and data is being analyzed. The HRA continued its efforts through education and train ing, and supported three other new programs: the downtown sidewalk cleanup through the EDA and increased enforce ment efforts by the Ellensburg Police Department (Serving the Standard) and
LATE NIGHT TRANSPORTATION On and off the table for the past two years has been the issue of late night transporta tion. It is back on and moving forward this year in collaboration with students from SOC460, student Board of Trustees member, the ASCWU BOD, and university staff and com munity partners.
the Liquor Control Board (Location of Strategic Inter est). These are all parts of the CCC’s environmental manage ment approach, using strate gies designed to change the environment within which high risk drinking takes place.
In addition to using social media ven ues for communicating with students and community, we presented monthly guest columns in the Daily Record. The columns covered issues of alcohol and substance abuse. Through ads and articles, we also kept a presence in the Observer throughout the year.
Recent data from the Washington State Liquor Con trol Board (LCB) shows that the work of the HRA is having an impact. LCB citations in Ellensburg for fur nishing alcohol to minors or allowing minors to be in a bar or tavern consuming alcohol decreased from 21 in 2007 to 4 in 2009. Citations for sales to or allow ing an intoxicated person to consume went from 14 in 2007 to 3 in 2009. And the total number of alcohol citations went from 35 in 2007 to 18 in 2009.
Assessment and Evaluation in Progress Project Project
Expected Expected Completion Date Completion Date
PRIME FOR LIFE (PFL) an 8 hour inperson class for students who violate alcohol policy
Pre, post & follow up surveys that measure learning outcomes and be havior change.
Ongoing. Most recent data analyzed fall and winter 2008, fall 2009.
Annual assessments indicate strong outcomes. PFL is effec tive.
ALCOHOL WISE a 1hour webbased curriculum that all first year students are re quired to take
Pre, post & follow up surveys that measure learning outcomes and be havior change.
Ongoing. Most recent data for fall 2009 com pleted April 2010.
In 2009 we conducted re search to see if Alcohol Wise demonstrated superior out comes to Electronic CheckUp to Go. (See below) 627 stu dents completed the pre and post tests, and 384 completed the followup. Assessment indicates Alcohol Wise is ef fective.
SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVISOR (SAVA) TRAINING free workshop avail able to CWU students, staff, and faculty to be trained in basic re sponse techniques for sexual assault victims.
This workshop is evaluated using a posttest that as sesses whether or not the learning objectives of the workshop were met.
At least one workshop is offered each quarter and at the end of the academic year all of the workshop data is looked at collectively and assessed on whether or not the learning objectives were met.
2009 annual assessment indi cates the workshop is helpful and the learning objectives are being met in each session. Approximately 175 partici pants have been trained since the creation of the program in 2004.
GREEN DOTBYSTANDER INTERVENTION PROGRAM provides information, knowledge, and skills to students about how to address potentially high risk situations among their peers.
The goal of this program is to re duce instances of powerbased per sonal violence among CWU stu dents.
There is baseline data regarding instances of powerbased personal violence from the spring 2009 Safety Sur vey that will be re peated in either spring 2011 or spring 2012 to determine the change in these statistics.
Approximately 60 students have attended the Green Dot Bystander Trainings since its launch in fall 2009 and anec dotal data suggests they are putting the skills and knowl edge into practice.
SEXUAL ASSAULT RE SPONSE COORDINATOR (SARC) SERVICES the SARC provides various services to stu dents who have experi enced sexual violence including assistance with academic accom modations, information regarding reporting options, referral infor mation to other campus and community re sources, etc.
The purpose of the SARC is to increase the likelihood that students will con tinue enrollment at CWU following a sexual assault, and to aid in the stu dent’s recovery process by facilitat ing access to re sources.
An evaluation of SARC services was recently developed and will be disbursed to students served beginning in early spring quarter 2010. This will be an ongoing process to con tinually evaluate the effectiveness of these services.
There has been a slight in crease in students seeking SARC services from 18 (07 08), to 20 (0809), to 34 (09 10).
Expected Expected Completion Date Completion Date
CAMPUS COMMUNITY COALI TIONDowntown Perception of Problem Survey The Survey was created in re sponse to City Council request to Hospitality Re source Alliance & Ellensburg Down town Association to develop meas urable outcomes regarding late night issues.
The purpose of the Per ception of Problem sur vey was to establish baseline data specifically regarding problems re lated to noise, trash, hu man waste, and vandal ism.
It was administered October/November 2009; a followup survey was com pleted in May 2010; results are being tal lied.
Survey sample included 83 busi ness owners, managers and resi dents in the downtown core. Re sults showed that noise was not perceived to be as great a problem as had been communicated to the Council by some. Areas of con cern, including trash and disor derly conduct, are being addressed by a sidewalk clean up program, increased educational efforts, and increased enforcement programs by EPD and the LCB. The follow up survey is to see if programs have created a positive change in per ceptions.
CAMPUS COMMUNITY COALI TIONDowntown Alcohol Business Survey the Busi ness Survey was also created in response to City Council’s request to develop meas urable outcomes regarding late night issues.
The purpose of the Busi ness Survey was to de termine if businesses with alcohol licenses had written policies for em ployees regarding sales and service of alcohol, and to find out about other activities to reduce drinking and driving. Businesses without poli cies are aided in develop ing one.
The survey was ad ministered October/ November 2009; a followup survey in process, to be com pleted by the end of the summer.
Survey sample included 13 busi nesses with alcohol licenses in the downtown core. We found that the majority of businesses did NOT have a written policy; however, all but one of the bars did have a pol icy, and the one that did not had one in progress. We are working with the businesses to help them develop policies; the follow up will be to see how many have devel oped written policies since the fall.
GOOD NEIGHBOR SURVEY (GNS) part of the Neighborhood Re lations program, survey assesses how people deal with parties, knowledge of is sues related to alcohol, and the state of neighbor hood relations.
The survey is adminis tered in person by stu dent volunteers going door to door in neighbor hoods that have a high incidence of noise com plaints. Data from sur veys is used to guide educational programming and to assess progress.
The third annual GNS was administered October 2009 – Feb ruary 2010. A follow up survey was com pleted in May and results are being tal lied.
Survey sample included 294 stu dent renters (71%) and non student residents (29%). There has been a significant increase in the number of nonstudents who think students make good neighbors, from 66.7% in 2007 to nearly 83% in 2009.
ALCOHOL WISE/ ECHUG comparison of two webbased alcohol tools.
Pre, post and Followup surveys that measure learning outcomes and behavior change.
Data collected from all 3 surveys and awaiting analysis by Dr Kara Gabriel. Due end of May 2010.
Encountered some problems with retention. Only 400 students vol unteered for the research and on followup, that number had dwin dled to less than 90.
The Prevention Puzzle
Research based, comprehen sive, wellcoordinated programs with a focus on student engage ment form the guiding principals at the Wellness Center. Our Pre vention Planning Model ad dresses the general student population (Universal Preven tion); students who are known to be in a highrisk group (Targeted Prevention); and students who have demonstrated highrisk be haviors (Indicated Prevention). All first year students who came to campus in fall 2010 were required to complete a web based alcohol prevention cur riculum from 3rd Millennium Classrooms called AlcoholWise. AlcoholWise was created to change campus culture, educate college students about the harm ful effects of alcohol, and act as prevention for future alcohol related violations. Prime For Life is an 8hour class that is offered four times a quarter to students who have been sanctioned by the courts, Student Affairs, or the Office of Housing as a consequence of vio lating state alcohol laws or the student code of conduct. In ad dition to the class, students com plete an online alcohol and drug assessment and a oneonone interview with the facilitator of
the class. Except for DUI related the classes because they are of offences, Prime For Life is a court fered in a nonbiased, non approved alternative to the AL judgmental format with protocols COHOL & DRUG INFORMATION SCHOOL emphasizing personal choice, (ADIS) offered in the community. support for change, and chal If a student has been court or lenging outcome expectancies. dered to receive an alcohol and Gail Farmer, Director of Well drug evaluation, they need to ness was invited to present a have this completed by a state poster at the national Alcohol certified agency in the commu Strategies Conference sponsored nity. by NASPA* in New Orleans in Under The Influence and winter 2010. The poster, A Marijuana 101 are both web based classes that take approxi Comparison of Two Web based, Brief Alcohol Interven mately 1.5 – 2 hours to com plete. Typically a student will be tions for First Year Students provided a summary of the re asked to take Under The Influ ence for a minor alcohol offense search collaboration with Gail that violates the student code of Farmer, Dr Kara Gabriel, CWU and Dr Jason Kilmer at UW. conduct or the housing policy. Marijuana 101 is typically as *National Association of Student signed to students who violate state law or university policy with Personnel Administrators respect to marijuana. The courts often accept it as an alternative to the ADIS, but students need to confirm this with their probation contacts. Evidencebased alcohol & National data and evi dence collected at CWU drug programs that are support the efficacy of all successfully challenging of these interventions. These classes are effec beliefs & attitudes that tive because they follow directly contribute to best practices as noted by the NIAAA, NASPA* highrisk drinking and others. Students like
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Alcohol Wise Prime for Life
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Marijuana 101 Under the Influence
During fall 2009 we con
ducted a research experiment to see if we could duplicate the excellent results we have received with Alcohol Wise by utilizing another webbased tool called Electronic Check Up To Go. This research would not have been possible without the assistance of Dr. Kara Gabriel, Central Washing ton University and Dr. Jason Kilmer, University of Washing ton. Study Design – The fall 2009 incoming class was randomly assigned to two groups; one completed AlcoholWise and the other Electronic Check Up To Go. We had roughly 800 students in each group. Participating in the research was entirely voluntary and we were able to secure 440 stu
dents for our baseline sample. We experienced a significant drop out of participants at the posttest and the sample size dropped to 144. Retention continued to plague us at the followup survey and the sam ple size dropped to 84. Findings – The sample size was not only disappointing but makes interpretation of any results quite problematic. Not only did we have issues with the total sample size but we also had difficulty with the gender distribution of partici pants. By the time the follow up survey was administered the demographics were 75% female and 25% male. This is not representative of the demographics of our first year student population. Because extreme caution is advised
when interpreting data in studies plagued by the issues we confronted, they are not included in this report.* Some Good News 41% of students reported that they did not drink at all. And 74% of them did not initiate drink ing at the time of the follow up survey. This suggests that we could emphasize this posi tive health behavior in our so cial marketing strategies. *If you would like a copy of the research findings prepared by Dr Gabriel, contact Gail Farmer at email@example.com
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