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Campus Engagement

We partner with colleges and universities to develop and provide customized programming for professionals, students and parents to address substance use on campus and promote a safe and supportive environment.

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A college or university campus is a unique setting for students to explore their interests, grow in their sense of identity, and learn how to manage new challenges. As students face these new challenges, some may struggle with substance use concerns.

Caron’s Campus Engagement Program utilizes evidence-informed practices to assist colleges in addressing substance use concerns among their students. Support for students can be provided at the individual level, directly to the student and their families, as well as at the institutional level, working with campuses to create safe and healthy learning environments for students. A comprehensive menu of services that focuses on prevention, early intervention, referral to treatment, and recovery support is available.

At Caron, we can help you create unique programming that meets the needs of your campus community.

Campus Partnership

Every institution of higher education has unique strengths, assets and needs. We utilize all of this information to develop programs specific to each of our campus partners. To ensure that programs are successful, we provide ongoing support, consultation, and follow-up.

Examples of institutional support include:

  • Developing a customized program specific to the needs of the campus
  • Providing specialized training for staff and faculty
  • Performing a comprehensive Campus Asset/Needs Assessment
  • Providing expert content on prevention, wellness, and substance use concerns for distribution within the campus community
  • Consulting on campus drug and alcohol policies
  • Referrals to appropriate treatment services
  • Advising on campus supports for students in recovery
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Student Services

Based on decades of clinical and research experience, Caron has developed programs to address the varying concerns of college students regarding substance use. Caron offers a wide range of direct services to students on campus, including prevention and wellness, group education, brief intervention, referral to treatment, and recovery support. Through these services, we seek to empower students to make healthy, informed choices and connect them with the best resources to meet their needs.

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Parent Engagement

Parents play a vital role in supporting their students to be healthy and successful in college. Caron can provide parents and family members with the knowledge and skill set to best identify and address any concerns that may arise. Opportunities such as Parent Orientation and Family Weekends can be ideal for delivering important information around substance use policies on campus, warning signs of high-risk drinking/use, how to have a supportive discussion with your student, and key campus and community resources.

For more information on how to bring Caron Campus Engagement Services to your campus, please call 610-743-6117

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Services

Comprehensive Campus Asset Assessment with Recommendations

Caron utilizes a multi-faceted assessment process to identify a campus’ strengths, assets and needs regarding substance use programming and supports for students. Based on the findings of this thorough assessment, Caron will make recommendations and identify strategies to enhance campus programs to address the full continuum of substance use support services.

Customized Educational Content

Caron can provide expert content on wellness, prevention, research and resources regarding substance use concerns for distribution to students, parents, and/or broader campus community through a variety of platforms.

Campus Alcohol & Other Drug Policy Consultation

Caron can review current alcohol and other drug policies and advise as to best practices to enhance the institution’s academic environment and student safety.

Staff/ Faculty Professional Development

Caron can provide professional development opportunities to address issues such as the staff and faculty members’ role in identifying a student with substance use concerns, current drug and alcohol trends, best communication practices, prevention and wellness strategies.

Student Leadership/ Peer Training

Peers can serve as excellent advocates on campus to promote wellness, prevention, and support efforts. Caron provides training for residence assistants, peer mentors, student athletes, or other campus leaders. Students are trained to identify and appropriately address issues including mental health and substance use concerns. Topics for trainings include current trends in college high-risk drinking, secondary effects of alcohol on campus communities, and safety concerns. Training is customized for the specific population of the peer group and setting.

Assessment/ Brief Intervention Services

As one of the premier drug and alcohol treatment centers in the country, Caron is uniquely qualified to address the issues of young adults struggling with alcohol and other drug use. Individual assessments can be provided by a trained professional, with a recommendation for follow-up. Brief intervention with personalized feedback and motivational enhancements follows the assessment.

Parent Orientation Support

A Caron Campus Engagement Specialist can present as part of a college or university’s Parent Orientation Program. Specific topics can include current trends, parenting for prevention, encouraging appropriate strategies to help their child launch, how to identify and address substance use concerns.

Student Orientation Support

A Caron Campus Engagement Specialist can present to incoming students during New Student Orientation. Specific topics can include prevention and wellness, substance- free alternatives, myths and realities, campus resources, and social norms.

Substance Use Education Groups

Utilizing the first “teachable moment” following a policy violation, Caron provides a supportive educational intervention. This program includes the dangers of high-risk drinking and introductory information on substance use disorders. Students are also encouraged to evaluate their relationship to substances and determine strategies for success.

Collegiate Recovery Program Advising

Collegiate Recovery Programs can be an integral component to the full continuum of behavioral health support on campuses. Caron can advise on best-practices for establishing a successful, sustainable Collegiate Recovery Program which may include substance-free social events and/or housing, dedicated space and staff, and on-campus support groups.

Parent Intervention Training

A Caron Campus Engagement Specialist can provide coaching and guidance to parents who identify a potential substance use concern with their student.