Prevention Profiles: Take Five was launched in January 2018. Each podcast is posted monthly and features interviews with individuals at the federal, national, state, and local levels, based around five questions related to drug misuse prevention among college students.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Emily Morrow-Mueller
This episode’s guest is Emily Morrow-Mueller, a Senior Prevention Programs Manager at the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In the episode, Emily provides advice to viewers on engaging their state agency on efforts related to preventing drug use and misuse among college students, discusses some of the top prevention-related issues for colleges and universities in Oklahoma, talks about her agency’s new initiative to create a statewide higher education prevention services network, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Aurora Rousseau, Ashley Hinton, Bridget Looby
This month’s guests on Prevention Profiles: Take Five are Aurora Rousseau (University of Northern Colorado), Ashley Hinton (Centre College), and Bridget Looby (West Chester University). Aurora, Ashley, and Bridget represent the schools that won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, respectively, in the 2023 Red Ribbon Week Campus Video PSA Contest and discuss the inspirations for their PSA submissions, why they entered the contest, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Chris Jones
This month’s guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five is Captain Chris Jones, PharmD, DrPH, MPH, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. During the interview, Captain Jones discusses recent key findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, why prescription drug misuse among college students is a concern, how CSAP is helping to facilitate collaboration between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Jonah Neville
Jonah Neville, Health Promotion Specialist at the University of Florida, is this month's guest on Prevention Profiles: Take Five. During the interview, Jonah discusses what it was like trying to establish his presence on campus as well as develop prevention programming virtually right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic; how to navigate all of the information and identify the resources he needed to be effective in his job; balancing between importance and changeability, which helps him determine what to prioritize in his prevention efforts, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Kristina Canfield
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Kristina Canfield, Executive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. During the podcast, Kristina talks about how the recovery movement has taken hold on college campuses over the past few years; some of the challenges around supporting students in recovery during the past 2½ years; the impact of stigma on a person’s recovery, progress that’s been made in reducing stigma, and challenges that remain; and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Rick Birt
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Rick Birt, Director of the Washington, D.C. Highway Safety Office. During the podcast, Rick talks about what he has learned going from focusing on highway safety at a national level with Students Against Destructive Decisions to a territory level in D.C., why viewers should be concerned about impaired driving among college students, some of the initiatives his office is rolling out in D.C. that are relevant to colleges and universities, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Sean Fearns
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Sean Fearns, Chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. During the podcast, Sean talks about DEA’s involvement in preventing drug use and misuse, DEA’s strategic outreach and prevention support to colleges and universities, ways in which institutions of higher education can get involved in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and Red Ribbon Week, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Dave Closson M.S. (DJC Solutions)
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Dave Closson, founder and owner of the consulting company DJC Solutions. Dave's background includes serving as a T/TA Specialist at SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, in the Illinois National Guard, as a campus police officer at Eastern Illinois University, and as Assistant Director of the Illinois Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention. Dave draws upon personal experience to discuss how prevention professionals can help veterans suffering from PTSD, bolster their relationship with law enforcement, improve their strategic planning, and more.
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Beverly Johnson
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Beverly Johnson, Director of Prevention Services for Alabama’s Department of Mental Health. During the episode, Beverly offers advice for viewers who struggle with engaging their state agency around efforts to prevent drug use among college students; discusses how a state agency such as hers helps to support local communities, especially communities of color, in their efforts to prevent drug use; provides an overview of Alabama’s recently launched statewide fentanyl awareness campaign, and more!
Prevention Profiles: Take Five - Erin Ficker
This month’s Prevention Profiles: Take Five guest is Erin Ficker, Prevention Project Director, Prevention Solutions at Education Development Center, who discusses EDC’s planning process to produce DEA’s supplemental resources to Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. Erin also discusses the benefits of using the Strategic Prevention Framework, the challenges that prevention professionals sometimes encounter in using the SPF, and more!