Partners in Prevention
June 3, 2011
In attendance: Joellyn Becker, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Nancy McGee, Missouri
Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control; Katie Jackson and Barb Prewett, Missouri University of
Science and Technology; Katie Moore and Ethan Chou, University of Missouri St. Louis; Vicki
Bernard and Jessica Hearne, Harris-Stowe State University; Randy Carter, Southeast Missouri
State University; Ashley Sipocz and Amanda Stevens, Westminster College; Jennifer Kennymore
and Kevin C. Hawkins, Jr., Northwest Missouri State University; Meredith Osborn and Jay Winig,
Saint Louis University; Terri Zeilenga, Columbia College; Paige Buschling, Drury University; Kim
Vansell, Rhonda Neill, Ashley Guyer, University of Central Missouri; Angie Carr Robinett,
Rockhurst University; Jerilyn Reed, Missouri State University; William Nelson, Truman State
University; Patrick Tedesco, University of Missouri Kansas City; Barbara Black, LuAnne Andes
and Roger Armstong, Lincoln University; Dave Brown, Missouri Western State University; Mike
McBride, Billy Jamison, Lindsay Parsons, Partners in Prevention
I. Welcome, Introductions and Review of Agenda: Mike McBride called the meeting
to order and facilitated introductions
II. Presentation: MCHBS 2011 results and MCHBS 2012 preview
a. Advisory Committee and PIP Briefs and White Paper: Mike introduced the group
to the idea of publishing monthly briefs and the group brainstormed the
i. PIP wide whitepaper
1. Info about the MCHBS, the data provided and the technical
assistance provided by PIP
2. Add in the old info about economic effects (estimated dollars
saved to the state by what we do from an old handout we made)
3. Data related to retention, such as how we help retention
4. Maybe create whitepapers for regions, so legislators would be
more likely to take notice b/c it happens w/in their districts.
These could be at STL, KC, Central, Springfield.
5. The fact that we provide evidence based programs
6. Add answers to extra questions that some schools have used.
Greek or certain bars feel ‘targeted’ by prevention programs. We
may need to show that some groups or establishments require
more attention than others.
7. Bad news, good news and bad news. Bad news: college students
are in bad environments for alcohol use. Good news: PIP is here
and has had great progress. Bad news: there are still problems
that exist and so we need your help.
8. Population (the number) of students we provide services for
9. MSU wants to see if students want to go tobacco free. Maybe we
could include the % of MO students who want to see their
campus/community go smokefree?
10. Info about energy drinks and other new items. We need to
become an expert in these new things as they show up, and so we
need to continue creating things like this w/ our info and point of
11. Need to show that we are a consolidation of resources, that we
are saving $ by doing it with this centralized model, and that we
are a clearinghouse of data for our schools and for the state at
12. Longevity: that we have been around for awhile, and that we are
going to be here for awhile. Put together a timeline, how we
developed over time, and that PIP has got some legs to it.
13. *Develop a resource for incoming members for how they can get
up to speed (agencies for them to know, with info they may find
helpful, and other resources)
ii. Whitepaper for each campus
1. Best practices from PIP. These are programs that are used b/c
there is research behind them.
2. A little background on the campus itself
3. Add a “don’t do this” section, on what types of programs don’t
work, and why they don’t work
4. Snapshot: who does what on this campus, what programs we use
5. Have a graph with different interventions “echug, BASICS, Social
norms” that each school could use, and then each campus would
put an ‘x’ by each intervention that they use.
6. Split schools up into similar groups, and create whitepapers for
them. Perhaps urban, rural, Jesuit, HBCU’s, small and large
7. For UCM’s whitepaper:
a. Show reduction in underage drinking due to polices, and
show that underage drinking at private parties did not
increase as drinking at bars went down.
b. Need info on sexual assault prevention
c. Want a way to use this to reach parents. Parents who
went to UCM as students don’t want their kids to go there
b/c it was such a party school. That has changed, and they
want to show it.
iii. Ideas for briefs that we could make
1. Tobacco brief
2. General risky behavior for certain populations (Greek vs.
residence hall students)
3. Veteran’s brief
4. One for women and one for men: biggest problems for each
5. Effects on academic use of substance use, gambling, stress and
6. A PIP brief on students who took advantage of others’ sexually
7. What makes up the successful student for all PIP
b. PIP coalition Survey: Will be out next week
III. Fiscal Year Closeout: If you have funding request please contact Joan by next
IV. Suicide Prevention Update: Sarah gave a brief update. If anyone needs anything or
have questions please feel free to e-mail her.
V. DSDS, SMART, CHEERS Update: Jessica is not here today, but we will get an update
out to you.
VI. Upcoming Training and Conferences:
a. Control Party Dispersal training coming June 13, 2011 please sign up there is
plenty of room
b. BASICS training with Jason Kilmer on August 5, 2011. It’s highly recommended if
you don’t have it on your campus. It will most likely be from 9-3 at the Stoney
Creek Inn. You can use your PIP funds.
c. Strengths Quest Training will be announced soon.
d. What other training would you like to see?
ii. Bystander interventions
iii. A sharing meeting with counseling center directors on best practices they
use (a round table, and this could really be used for any group of
professionals that come to PIP)
iv. Advocacy: nuts and bolts of how to effectively write out items to
distribute to decision makers, how to influence campus policies, local
ordinances and state laws
vi. Conduct, specifically how do we resolve sexual assault cases and deal
with the OCR letter. Someone suggested bringing in Tamara King for this.
vii. How do other schools’ counseling centers deal with alcohol and drug
VII. Year and review
i. Campus administration thinks that alcohol is no longer a problem, b/c of
all of the advances made w/ JT’s programs
ii. It’s about keeping momentum, prevention is constant, get a new
population every year. It’s a deterrent effect, if we go away, the problem
i. Have gone three years without an alcohol drug person. Now a point
person is there for people with dependency problems, not really
ii. We are still lacking in marijuana issues, there is a spike in marijuana
iii. Just put together a new coalition, that is smaller and will meet more
i. There’s been an increase in K2 usage. It doesn’t show up in marijuana
drug tests, so students who are required to take an MJ test just come out
and say they smoke K2 b/c it won’t show up on tests done locally.
ii. Randy Carter reported that at SEMO someone had an extremely negative
reaction to K2. He reported that a student used it, passed out, shook for
awhile, and that their heart rate spiked
iii. Drury staff reported that there is a lab to send drug tests to in order to
screen for K2, and all synthetic pot and bath salts.
iv. The MO law outlawing all synthetic pot has passed both houses, and the
governor will most likely sign it on August 28. This outlaws possession of
any amount, with a small amount being a misdemeanor and a larger
amount being a felony
v. The social norm campaign was awesome and well received. They gave
away t-shirts to all of the grounds crew with stats.
vi. The stats became a campus wide source of argument among students.
vii. They ordered more SN t-shirts and made people come to the office to
request them. There they filled out evaluations asking information such
as how they heard about them, if they believe the stats….etc.
i. Got the CHOICES grant.
ii. Got more students to take echug just by walking around campus with a
couple of iPads and some giveaways. They were $2 certificates to a local
coffee place. They got 200 students.
i. They also just got a CHOICES grant
ii. They have had two students die from heroin overdose
iii. Drury reported also having a couple OD’s and Maryville did also
iv. SLU knows there is a dealer bringing it to campus. They also had a
student who would steal from other students to help pay for this.
v. For marijuana, they had a conversation with Mike Toser, from Eastern
Illinois University. He does separate interventions for marijuana as part
of an 8 week program. (she has sent this to me and I will forward it on to
you and the rest of PIP.
vi. It was recommended that everyone who deals with violators make the
student pay for related fees in person. When they pay for it with student
charge or it’s charged automatically, it’s too easy and usually the parents
just pay it.
vii. Peer educators did great this year
viii. They did a lot of Billikens after darks events. Their biggest night was spa
i. got the highway patrol on their campus twice, and brought the seatbelt
convincer. UMKC did this too.
VIII. Next Meeting: will be September 2, 2011