Call for Screeners: National Alcohol Screening Day

Good Afternoon All,

 

Harvard University’s Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services and its Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors will host our 11th Annual National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) on Friday, December 4, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Malkin Athletic Center. We are excited to bring this event to the middle of the academic year! I am writing to request your assistance as a screener for NASD. We could really use your help! Please feel free to pass this email along to any of your colleagues who may be interested in screening.

 

For those of you who have screened before, we are extremely grateful for the time you have volunteered to support NASD. For those of you who may want to volunteer for the first time, please know that we will provide training and support so that you feel comfortable in the role of a screener.

 

Screeners meet with students for brief 3 – 5 minute conversations to discuss the nature of the student’s relationship with alcohol.  Screeners receive training from AODS on how to score, interpret and provide feedback on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), the screening tool that we use as the basis for these conversations.  Most staff typically sign-up for 2 hour shifts, and we will be most grateful for any time that you are able to provide.  If you are able to participate this year, kindly send your availability, as well as which training you would like to attend, to Elise Korte, AODS Program Coordinator, at ekorte@huhs.harvard.edu so that we can begin to put together our staffing plan (training options can be found below).

 

Training Options

11/16/15              9:00 AM-10:00 AM (Seminar Room, 7 Linden Street)

11/16/15              12:45 PM-1:45 PM (Seminar Room, 7 Linden Street)

11/17/15              9:00 AM-10:00 AM (Monks Library, HUHS)

11/17/15              1:30 PM-2:30 PM (Monks Library, HUHS)

11/19/15              2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Monks Library, HUHS)

11/23/15              10:00 AM-11:00 AM (Seminar Room, 7 Linden street)

 

As always, thank you for your support with this initiative!

 

Sincerely,

Michelle Mandino

 

Director, Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Department of Health Promotion & Education

7 Linden Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone 617-496-0133

Fax: 617-495-2372

AODS Website: http://aods.harvard.edu

DAPA website: http://harvarddapa.org