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March 26th, 2013


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In SCOPE's monthly newsletter, we share a Practicing Prevention Tip of the Week, spotlight SCOPE news and share information about our upcoming events. In addition, each SCOPE newsletter brings you information relevant to the field of education and prevention, with current events and relevant resources. If you like the newsletter, we hope you will join SCOPE so that you can receive the weekly version of this great member benefit.

Join SCOPE now and receive a discount when you purchase the Campus SaVE Act Rapid Response Webinar and a One-Year Individual Prevention Professional SCOPE Membership. Click here to learn more about our combination webinar/ membership offer.


SCOPE Co-Sponsors Campus SaVE Act Rapid Response Webinar

After years of legislative wrangling, Congress reauthorized a robust, expanded and much strengthened version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in late February. Included in the VAWA Reauthorization legislation is the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act), whose Section 304 substantially amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to impose SEVENTY (70) new provisions, disclosures and procedural protections. Is your campus ready? Join SCOPE and its partnering organizations, ATIXA & The NCHERM Group, LLC, on April 2nd, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm EST for Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act – A Webinar on the VAWA Reauthorization. All SCOPE members receive a 15% discounted registration rate. Click here to learn more.


SCOPE Resource Spotlight

SCOPE is excited to share the March 2013 Reflection & Practicing Prevention Tip authored by its Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jason Laker. For more resources authored by Dr. Laker, please visit SCOPE Visiting Scholar.

Recordings of the SCOPE Spring Webinar Series are now available as to download. Please click here to purchase:

  • January's "Suicide Outreach Seminar (SOS)"
  • February's "Men and Wellness: Toward a Solution to the HuMANity Conundrum"
  • March's "Bystander Intervention as One Component of an Overall Initiative: Creating Coordinated and Synergistic Prevention Efforts"


SCOPE Tip of the Week

Stages of Change

I’m a fan of Bob Newhart. His quiet sense of humor and dry delivery are comedy gold from a different time. Bob performs in a 2001 Mad TV clip as a psychiatrist who tries to help a patient overcome her fears. His advice? He yells, “Stop IT!” at the patient.  Funny? Sure. Effective? Not so much.

Life would be pretty grand if it was that simple to overcome our fears, anxieties, bad habits and compulsions. Unfortunately, we know it’s not that simple. In fact, it can be downright difficult and frustrating to gain control over a health issue or problem that has dominated our lives.

For more on stages of change, please view our full Tip of the Week here.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 27th at 11:00am EST or 4:00pm EST

The A Game: A Better Way to Raise Alcohol Awareness on Campus

Alcohol Education Webinar: A Better Way to Reach Students

Tuesday, April 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm EST

A SCOPE Co-Sponsored Rapid Response Webinar

Getting to Know the Campus SaVE Act – A Webinar on the VAWA Reauthorization

October 1st - 4th, 2013
The 3rd Annual National Conference

The Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL


Relevant News Articles

Inside Higher Ed - Reality-Based Emergency Prep

HealthNewsDigest.com - Brain-Mapping Increases Understanding of Alcohol's Effects on First-Year College Students

PBS.org - Seven Things Young People Can Do to Stay Out of the E.R.

Drug Store News - Doctors, Public Health Experts Want More FDA Regulation of Energy Drinks

The Good Men Project - The Healthy Sex Talk: Teaching Kids Consent, Ages 1-21

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