AlcoholEdu + Haven: About the Courses

About AlcoholEdu

  AlcoholEdu® for College is an educational online course about alcohol and other drug safety. It’s completely confidential and individual student responses about alcohol and other drug behavior are not accessible by UGA or any other party.

AlcoholEdu®, powered by Everfi, provides useful, research-based information to help UGA students make healthy decisions while they are here at UGA and to help them develop healthy lifestyle habits that will benefit them the rest of their lives.

AlcoholEdu®, incorporates the latest evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly personalized user experience that inspires students to reflect on and consider changing their drinking behaviors.

A federally funded, 30-campus randomized control trial found that AlcoholEdu reduces high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harms among college students. The program motivates behavior change by:

     
  • Resetting unrealistic expectations about the effects of alcohol
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  • Linking choices about drinking to academic and personal success
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  • Helping students practice safer decision-making
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  • Engaging students to create a healthier campus community

 
For more information about the research on this course, see:

Keeling, R. (2004). Population level prevention in practice. NASPA Journal, 2(1).

Paschall, M. J., Antin, T., Ringwalt, C. L., & Saltz, R. F. (2011). Effects of AlcoholEdu for College on alcohol-related problems among freshmen: A randomized multicampus trial. Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs, 72(4), 642.

  Wall, A. F. (2007). Evaluating a health education website: The case of AlcoholEdu. NASPA Journal, 44(4).

Wyatt, T. M., DeJong, W., & Dixon, E. (2013). Population-Level Administration of AlcoholEdu for College: An ARIMA Time-Series Analysis. Journal of health communication, 18(8), 898-912.

About Haven

  Haven is an online sexual violence awareness and prevention course. Haven is new this year as part of a federal mandate under the Campus SaVE Act for all students to learn about sexual violence. These regulations are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

One in five college women1 will experience some form of non-consensual sexual activity by graduation. Additionally, one in 71 men will experience rape at some point in their lives1, with one in six victimized with sexually abusive experiences by the age of 182. The widespread impact of sexual violence on students presents an urgent and pressing challenge for our nation’s campuses. Haven – Understanding Sexual Assault™ addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, which impact countless college students across the country.

Haven uses a population-level approach to educate all students on the issues associated with sexual assault and relationship violence, taking into account their unique perspectives and experiences, providing:

     
  • Key definitions and statistics
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  • Reflective and personalized content
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  • Bystander skill and confidence-building strategies
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  • Campus-specific policies, procedures and resources
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  • Rich data summaries to inform future programming

 

 
1 Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

2 Briere, J. & Elliot, D.M. (2003). Prevalence and psychological sequelae of self-reported childhood physical and sexual abuse in a general population sample of men and women. Child Abuse & Neglect, 27, 1205–1222.