151027 *SESSION ABSTRACT** Event-specific prevention: Addressing college student drinking during known windows of risk

Monday, November 5, 2007: 4:30 PM

Scott T. Walters, PhD , Dallas Regional Campus, University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas, TX
Frances K. Del Boca, PhD , Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center, Chicago, IL
Melissa A. Lewis, PhD , School of Medicine/Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Nancy P. Barnett, PhD , Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI
Thomas Szigethy, MA , Duke Student Wellness Center (DUWELL), Duke University, Durham, NC
Moderator: Scott T. Walters, PhD

Session Rationale: Because of the unique temporal and contextual drinking patterns of college students, there is a need for Event Specific Prevention (ESP) strategies that specifically address college student drinking associated with peak times and events. The proposed session includes:

Introduction (Dr. Walters, 5 minutes)

Variability in drinking patterns among college-aged youth (Dr. Del Boca, 15 minutes)

A review and rationale for event specific programming (Dr. Walters, 15 minutes)

The relationship between 21st birthday drinking and negative consequences (Dr. Lewis, 15 minutes)

Focused strategies for one college social event reduced binge drinking campus wide (Dr. Barnett, 15 minutes)

An environmental program to curb a high risk drinking holiday: Results and lessons learned (Mr. Szigethy, 15 minutes)

Discussion (Moderated by Dr. Walters, 10 minutes)

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the unique patterns of college drinkers. 2. Identify windows of risk when college drinking is most likely to occur. 3. Develop a plan for implementing event specific prevention strategies.

Keywords: Alcohol, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No
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