Penn State csap

Purpose

The purpose of the Commission for Substance Abuse Prevention is to leverage resources to support the campuses in identifying, implementing, and delivering evidence-based strategies for alcohol and other drug prevention.

Primary Functions

The primary functions are to:

·         Provide leadership and support for the implementation of evidence-based strategies across the 20 campuses (online education modules, BASICS, and others),

·         Provide professional development opportunities and increase understanding among faculty and staff of evidence-based strategies and existing models within the University system and at other institutions,

·         Encourage and support efforts through grants, other sources, and an annual best-practices award program, and

·         Strengthen assessment efforts to identify and monitor prevention strategies and evaluate initiatives including facilitating the US Department of Education biennial review process.