Welcome to SCOPE: School and College Organization for Prevention Educators  




July 9th, 2013



October 1st – 4th, 2013

The Rosen Plaza Hotel

Orlando, FL

Click here for 2013 Conference Sponsorship Opportunities.

Click here to register for the 2013 Conference!

*Registration rates include your choice of two pre-conferences, the general conference and a post-conference event. Registration deadline is September 10th, 2013.*

  • SCOPE Members----------------------------------------------------$299
  • Non-SCOPE Members-----------------------------------------------$349
  • Students (degree-seeking)-----------------------------------------$149
  • Conference Registration/SCOPE Individual Membership------$398
  • QPR Certification Course--------------------------------------------$495
  • Post-conference only------------------------------------------------$149


Tuesday, October 1st

Included in your registration!

Wednesday, October 2nd

Thursday, October 3rd

Friday, October 4th

Included in your registration!

Printable conference schedule

For more information, please contact Michelle Issadore, Executive Director, by email at execdir@wearescope.org or by phone at 610-644-1718.



Tip of the Week

All Hazing is Not Equal: Understand the "Why" Before Determining the "What"

Despite a renewed focus on prevention in recent years, hazing has continued to plague high school and college campuses across the country.  The National Study of Student Hazing reported that 70 percent of college students involved in campus sports teams or organizations experienced hazing in those groups, and that 47 percent of college students reported experiencing some form of hazing in high school.  High-profile hazing deaths have increased the public’s awareness of the issue, and as more media attention is focused on hazing, we face more pressure than ever before to demonstrate effective hazing prevention practices.

Click here to understand the fundamental nature of hazing.



Preventing School Violence: A Sustainable Approach

When it comes to protecting students from violence, it’s not enough to focus only on security measures, such as hiring security guards, locking doors, or developing emergency plans, said Michelle Bechard, lead public health advisor in the Mental Health Promotion Branch of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services. What’s needed, she said, is involvement by the whole community — school personnel, law enforcement, the mental health system, community-based organizations, families, and young people themselves.

Click here to read Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's newsletter article.

Practicing Prevention Tip

July 2013

SCOPE is excited to share the July 2013 Practicing Prevention Tip, authored by Visiting Scholar, Jason Laker, Ph.D.



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

Originally presented on Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

Co-sponsored by The NCHERM Group, the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) and the Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

Click here to learn more about this webinar. To purchase your recording online, please click here.

Recordings of the SCOPE Spring Webinar Series are now available 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"



Feministe: 20 things never to say to a friend who confides in you that they've been sexually assaulted

NPR: Fighting unwanted cat calls, one poster at a time

National Institute of Mental Health: Bullying exerts psychiatric effects into adulthood

Challenge.gov: Suicide prevention: continuity of care and follow-up app challenge

National Institutes of Health: Anti-smoking medication shows promise for treating alcohol dependence


For more information on SCOPE, visit www.wearescope.org or contact:
Michelle Issadore, Executive Director
116 E. King Street
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-1718
Fax: 610-993-0228


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