Utilizing Personal Feedback Programs to Bolster Retention and Expand Prevention Programming
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This presentation will provide information about how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is utilizing their Year One College Alcohol Profile (Y1CAP) to serve a variety of purposes in their efforts to reduce high-risk drinking among students. The Y1CAP is a web-based prevention tool that uses brief motivational intervention techniques to communicate with entering students about alcohol consumption prior to their arrival on campus each fall. The Y1CAP is also used to communicate campus and community standards and policies related to alcohol and sexual assault and provides the university with valuable information about their incoming class that can help guide prevention efforts throughout the academic year. Brief Motivational Intervention is a proven strategy for addressing high-risk drinking and personalized feedback programs are certainly not new but the variety of applications for these types of programs are largely unexplored. During the webinar, we will discuss the predictive value of the Y1CAP and similar programs in relation to student retention and enrollment. We will also discuss how the Y1CAP data, in combination with other data sources, can be used to create group profiles for Greek chapters, student organizations, athletics, housing units, etc. and how each unique profile can be used by staff to implement tailored prevention programming for students.
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