November 2019
Kitra Nelson's Training: Interactive Introduction to the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) was a SUCCESS!

     Illinois Higher Education Center had a blast at Kitra Nelson's training, Interactive Introduction to the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) on 11/08/2019 at the University of Illinois-Springfield . This workshop was a fun way to introduce prevention practitioners and stakeholders to the Strategic Prevention Framework in a way that breaks it down into easy steps that combine to create a cohesive, comprehensive plan. It began by providing participants with some general information about what the SPF process is, how it works, and its effectiveness in planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention projects.
Sign up for a FREE Consultation Visit from IHEC  
The purpose of an IHEC consultation visit is for campuses to enhance or strengthen their current programming, provide data to justify need for future programming, and to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. IHEC staff members are available to guide colleges and universities in assessment, planning, and evaluation of campus AODV prevention efforts through technical assistance and use of assessment instruments developed for this project. Through consultation visits IHEC expects to fuel universities to make changes for the better.

After the consultation has been completed, IHEC staff members will provide the campus representative with a comprehensive report that will guide campuses toward progressive AODV prevention modifications. Consultation visits typically take a day, and can be coordinated with an array of faculty members. You can also visit for additional information. 

Upcoming Events 

Date: December 10, 2019
Place: Webinar
Presenter: Matt Vogel
Title: Synthetics 101: An Exploration of Trends and Impacts
Time: 11am

Date: January 7, 2020
Place: Webinar
Presenter: Dave Closson
Title: ‘Communi-versity’: Campus and Community Collaboration to Address Substance Misuse
Time: 10am

Date: February 5, 2020
Place: University of Illinois- Springfield
Presenter: Dr. Eric Davidson
Title: Drug-Free Schools Training
Time: 9am-4pm
Sign Up Here! 

Date: February 12, 2020
Presenter: Tessa Miracle
Place: Webinar
Title: Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention: Strategies for You
Time: 11am

Date: March 18-19, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Aaron Weiner and Michael P. McNeil
Place: Illinois State University 
Title: Spring Affiliate Meeting

Date: March 31, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Jill Bowers
Place: Webinar
Title: College Students' Perception of Alcohol/Drug
Prevention Initiatives 
Time: 1pm

Date: April 6, 2020
Presenter: Amelia Burke-Garcia
Place: Webinar
Title: Digital and Social Media Use in Research 
Time: 2pm

NEW DATE: Fall Affiliate Meeting - December 2, 2019
IHEC is excited to announce that we will be having the Fall Affiliate meeting at Illinois State University on December 2nd, 8:30AM - 4:30PM CST. We will have Jim Almeda and Kerri Calvert presenting on Implementing a Mindfulness Program for Your Campus.
For more information and to register please click Here!
2020 CORE Survey
The Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Higher Education Center (IHEC) for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention, and the Core Institute together provide the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Statewide Core Survey. The purpose of the survey is to establish the current incidence and prevalence of alcohol and other drug use on Illinois 2 and 4-year college campuses; negative consequences associated with use; the relationship of alcohol and other drug use to campus climate issues; students’ perception of others’ use; beliefs regarding use; experiences of secondhand effects of others’ use; experiences of physical and sexual violence; and perceptions of risk related to use.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Please click here : 2020 CORE Survey Registration
Thank you and we look forward to your response! 
Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
 IHEC offers free CEU's at all webinars and training's! 

 For more information about what CEU's we will be offering please contact us.


Closing Comments
IHEC truly values feedback from our affiliates. Your feedback allows us to continue to make improvements in order to better meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any comments, concerns or suggestions by emailing us at We are looking forward to another great year!
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