Alcohol Awareness
     Through the Arts

Embracing an Innovative Approach to College
  Alcohol Education Through the Effec...
   Pattie Carr, MA, LRD
      Director, Wellness Program
      Faculty, Fine and Performing Arts


   Hal Haynes, ABD
...
Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts
Program – Dickinson State University
 History
   Rival university 90 miles east
     ...
The centerpiece of the new program is the Alcohol
Awareness Through The Arts program (AATTA)


          •   Creative writ...
ASSESSMENT
 To date:
    Reflective Thinking Assessment Tool


     In what ways, if at all, has alcohol negatively
   ...
Student Voices
 1. “Very moving. A lot of emotion in the art. It has
    made me realize that it is not worth it to drink...
2007 – 2008 Assessment
 Confidential; not anonymous
 Pre-performance questionnaire
 Post-performance Reflective Thinkin...
Dickinson State University Major
Players
 Administration
       Visible support
      Financial support
   University ...
Summary
 The Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts
  program uses all of the arts to discuss the
  potential negative result...
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009
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Student Affairs Annual Conference 2009

  1. 1. Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts Embracing an Innovative Approach to College Alcohol Education Through the Effective Networking of Students and Faculty
  2. 2.  Pattie Carr, MA, LRD  Director, Wellness Program  Faculty, Fine and Performing Arts  Hal Haynes, ABD  Vice President for Student Development  Division of Student Development  Carrie Knudson, RN  Director, Student Health Service  Certified Alcohol Educator
  3. 3. Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts Program – Dickinson State University  History  Rival university 90 miles east  Student deaths – both football players  Drunk driving accident  Alcohol toxicity  Major impact among our students  Focus: students asked how they could improve our alcohol education program to make a real difference among their peers
  4. 4. The centerpiece of the new program is the Alcohol Awareness Through The Arts program (AATTA) • Creative writing • Dance • Film making • Music • Oratory • Play writing • Poetry • Theatre • Visual arts
  5. 5. ASSESSMENT  To date:  Reflective Thinking Assessment Tool  In what ways, if at all, has alcohol negatively impacted your life?  What negative impacts of the use of alcohol were presented in the performance?  What are your reactions to this performance?
  6. 6. Student Voices  1. “Very moving. A lot of emotion in the art. It has made me realize that it is not worth it to drink in order to have fun.”  2. “Sad, but it is all true.”  3. “I didn’t feel as if I was being lectured.” 4. “I wanted to see more.”  5. “I think this is a positive thing. The only way people will eventually learn is if they are constantly reminded.”  6. “I think it was very effective.”  7. “It makes you think about your choices.”  8. “The art work is incredible.”
  7. 7. 2007 – 2008 Assessment  Confidential; not anonymous  Pre-performance questionnaire  Post-performance Reflective Thinking Tool  Immediately following performance  Post-performance Focus Groups  Pre-performance questionnaire  Peer led discussions using specific and pointed pre-determined questions
  8. 8. Dickinson State University Major Players  Administration  Visible support  Financial support  University Relations  Marketing  Student Development  Programming opportunities  Financial support  Department Chairs  Encourage faculty participation  Individual Faculty members  Serve as project mentors - KEY  Coaching Staff  Student Leaders
  9. 9. Summary  The Alcohol Awareness Through the Arts program uses all of the arts to discuss the potential negative results of binge drinking  Student Driven  Student Directors  Student Artists  Student to Student  Questions or thoughts

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