Wellness 101 for New and Returning College Students
- Published on August 01, 2010
Beginning or returning to college is a major life change for young adults. This is an exciting and challenging time, particularly for new college students. College life means more responsibility, more stress and dealing with new pressures. The following tips and issues to be aware of from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website can help students as they deal with transitioning to college life.
Hello Kitty Gets Her Kicks from New Wine
- Published on July 01, 2010
Miss Hello Kitty has been making the media rounds to promote her new, controversial Hello Kitty Wine collection. Like a true pop icon of the 21st century, she is taking in any publicity as good publicity. She has appeared in various articles from sources as high as ABC.com and has even found herself in the spotlight during a segment on the popular Comedy Central TV show, The Colbert Report. With no attempts to keep her new venture quiet, the question that every prevention professional should be asking is, "Why is UNICEF's Special Friend of Children (The Japan Times Online, 2004) promoting, marketing, and branding alcohol as if it were a necklace to be worn at the elementary square dance recital?" In fact, some of the wine bottles are even distributed with a bracelet holding a Hello Kitty Charm.
The IPRC is Committed to Continuing Education
- Published on June 25, 2010
In order for healthy communities to be formed, it is necessary for health and education professionals to acquire fresh insight into the current trends and difficulties that are prevalent in society.
Keep Rx Safe PSA Contest
- Published on May 28, 2010
Non-medical use of pain relievers is a growing problem for many Indiana youth. Currently Hoosiers aged 12-17 are using more than those in other Big Ten states. The Indiana Prevention Resource Center is aiming to reverse this trend by encouraging young people to participate in peer-education through such activities as the 2nd annual KeepRxSafe.com Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest. This year more than 70 youth from all over Indiana participated in the contest. “Education on proper medication use is essential for health and wellness,” stated Dr. Daniel DeSalle, PSA contest judge.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
- Published on April 30, 2010
Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is a process designed to identify potential substance use problems and involves short questionnaires delivered electronically, orally or in written form, usually lasting anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. The primary goal of SBIRT is to identify risky and harmful alcohol and non-medical drug use and if appropriate, to refer for further assessment and treatment if it appears there is a more serious problem.
- April is Alcohol Awareness Month
- Smokeless and dissolvable tobacco
- Keep Rx Safe PSA Contest 2010
- March Madness and Sports Gambling
- National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
- Cultural Competency: Essential to All Prevention Efforts
- iPhone Apps Aim to Prevent Drunk Driving
- Children of Alcoholics Week (February 14-20)
- Super Bowl Sunday 2010
- January is National Mentor Month