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TRUST Coalition > Meeting Minutes > December 7 , 2006

 

Toward Responsible Use of Substances Today
(TRUST) Coalition Minutes

December 7, 2006

 

Present: Dan Baddorf, Jessica Bolles, Lin Brummels, Curt Frye, Kathy Mohlfeld, Troy Reynolds

 

Kathy Mohlfeld is writing the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Biennial Review report.

 

Committee/Workgroup Updates:

 

    Education and Information Report:

  • STOP Act-The House of Representatives passed the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act by a vote of 373-23. See handout. Waiting for President Bush to sign it.
  • Considering writing for a Wayne State Foundation grant to fund another social norms brochure.
  • Webinars:

 

The Alcohol Blackout
Friday, December 8, 2006 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Bluestem Rm.

 

Efforts to curtail underage and high-risk drinking on college campuses have taken on renewed vigor in recent years. Without diminishing the beneficial effects of enhanced enforcement, many campuses have noted sharp increases in “pre-gaming” or “pre-loading” behaviors by students who are fueling up on high-proof liquor in pre-parties before going out to events at which access to alcohol may be restricted. At the same time, campuses are also reporting increased instances of blackouts--behaviors by students while drunk about which they have no memory and no explanation. Students may vandalize campus property and have no memory of doing so. Students may drive drunk without even realizing they are behind the wheel of a car. Students in blackouts are at high risk for sexual assault. Students may claim blackouts as a way to escape the campus conduct system. Understanding blackouts can help us to understand whether a blackout should excuse conduct or just explain it. Can a person in a blackout make a conscious decision? Do they just forget what they did afterward?

 

This webinar is designed to answer key questions:

  • What causes a blackout? * How does a blackout affect memory?
  • Is blacking out the same as passing out? * Who is at highest risk for a blackout? * Can you tell if someone is having a blackout? * How should we help a student who is blacked out? * What are implications for prevention and the campus conduct system? * What don’t we know about blackouts?


Underage Drinking in Native American Communities Webinar
Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Res. Life Office


Underage drinking is a pervasive problem within many Native American communities and is attributable to a host of health, social, and economic problems that negatively impact the well being of the culture. Learn how Native American communities within various states are taking a stand to prevent underage drinking within the tribal community, foster “wellbriety”, and promote a culture free of alcohol use/abuse

  • Nebraska Collegiate Consortium (NCC) to Reduce High Risk Drinking-
    • Web Survey-very poor response rate (2-3%), only 2 schools (UNK and SECC) got acceptable rates; NU Directions is working with the UNL IRB to make changes and try the survey again in the spring semester at the rest of the schools
    • Seminar to work with the statistics was cancelled

    Neighborhood Relations:

  • No report

    Policy and Enforcement:

  • 11/30/2006 78 calls, 225 passengers, another record breaking night. Fall 2006 averages: 69 calls and 185 passengers.

    Social Environment:

  • Those wanting to participate in this committee, please contact Lin Brummels for more information at 375-7557, or stop by SC 103.

 

Upcoming meetings: To be determined for next semester.

 

Check the TRUST Coalition website for minutes of the meetings.

 

 

Contact the Counseling Center at 402-375-7321 or wsctrust@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions or concerns for the TRUST Coalition.

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

can change the world." - Margaret Mead

 

 

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

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