Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AD 110
Course Title:
Substance Abuse Prevention
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Course Description

Presents an overview of substance abuse prevention theories and prevention programming applications. Emphasizes theories and models basic to prevention, evidence-based prevention strategies and model programs, strategic planning and outcome evaluation. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of prevention, including local and national substance abuse prevention resources, to deliver accurate information to individuals and/or groups.
2. Use an understanding of evidenced based prevention strategies  and knowledge of risk and protective factors to serve as a referral source for individuals, families and their communities.
3. Utilize a working knowledge of effective collaboration strategies to contribute to the development of community-based prevention strategies.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. An assessment process that will extract information from lectures, readings and other multimedia presentations via a test of a basic understanding of the targeted concepts.
2. A project that requires the student to synthesize the course material into an appropriate substance abuse prevention plan based  on data and research for a specific community.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. History of Prevention
2. Models and Theories
a. Attachment
b. Social bonding theory
c. Risk factor/protective factor
d. Social development and asset building
e. Resilience
f. Social norms theory
g. Environmental management
h. Community building €“ building social capital
3. Planning and evaluation
a. Problem identification
b. Logic model
c. Strategic planning
d. Outcome evaluation
4. Resources
a. Local
b. National
c. Bibliographies
d. Web Based
5. Cultural issues