On Monday, October 26, 2020, SAFE Project will launch the second cohort of its Bridging Prevention and Recovery (BPR) program. Participating in the training and technical assistance program this fall are representatives from 11 universities connected to Pennsylvania’s State System AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Coalition. The coalition’s mission is to provide leadership and to support evidence-informed initiatives that promote the quality of student life and success by implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce substance abuse and promote healthy choices. Universities participating in this cohort include Bloomsburg University, California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, Lock Haven University, Millersville University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, and West Chester University. The program will run through the first week of December.
Launched in May 2020 as a virtual training and technical assistance series (designed initially to be in-person), BPR is an evidence-based program model that provides substance use disorder professionals with a step-by-step process to facilitate sustainable integration of traditionally siloed approaches. Our findings at the end of the first cohort found an increase in the participants’ self-assessment of knowledge at the end of the program. 92% indicated that they intend to use the knowledge acquired at their workplace (learning transfer), and 91% of participants strongly agreed that the program was relevant to their work.
If you are a campus or community-based prevention or recovery professional interested in learning more, please visit our website’s BPR section or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our third cohort will launch in early 2021.