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April 21, 2008
By Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College faculty and staff will learn the latest about student quality of life from the Washoe County and State of Nevada “2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey” Tuesday, April 22, from noon until 1 p.m. inside the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom C.
Officials at the event will discuss several components of the student survey, including: school and academics, family and parents, safety and security, perceptions of acceptance, reported involvement with fights/gangs/violence, reported attempts of suicide, substance abuse and sexual activity.
Presenters include Garry Rubinstein of the University’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program/Counseling Services, Katherine Loudon from the Washoe County School District, and Lisa Zug from Join Together Northern Nevada.
“We intend to talk about issues that will help students get well and stay in school,” Rubinstein said. “By presenting and talking about the issues now, we have the chance during the summer months to plan for and prevent future problems.”
The presentation will provide faculty of both institutions information and data that will be useful in planning programs and services for next year’s freshman class. It will also help faculty assess retention issues.
On Wednesday, April 23, students will have the opportunity to get information on safe and responsible drinking during a noon to 1 p.m. event in the courtyard in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union. The Student Organization of Providers of Addiction Services (SOPAS) and the University’s Substance Abuse Treatment Program in the Counseling Services office will present “Party without the Hangover.”