Fast Facts

Mission

NC State Prevention Services provides case management, education, and outreach emphasizing inclusive, developmental, and non-judgmental perspectives for student prevention efforts. Through the lenses of behavioral health, wellness, and sustainability, our professionals cross-collaborate with the campus community to enhance individual and collective well-being, as well as assisting students to gain the necessary resources to remain successful academically and emotionally at NC State.

History

Created in 2018, Prevention Services is one of the newest departments at NC State. Prevention Services provides case management, education, and outreach emphasizing inclusive, developmental, and non-judgmental perspectives for student prevention efforts. Areas of focus within the department include Alcohol and Other Drug Education, CARES Case Management, Mental Health Ambassadors, Pack Recovery, and Suicide Prevention.

People

  • Three case managers, two alcohol and other drug coordinators, one suicide prevention coordinator, one recovery coordinator, and two graduate assistants.

Facilities

  • 2nd Floor Student Health Center

Activities

  • Provide resources for student support and referrals that promote student wellness and inclusion.
  • Offer workshops on a wide variety of prevention, harm-reduction, and bystander-intervention topics throughout the university community.
  • Provide training and supervision to emerging professionals in the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work.
  • Engage students in creating awareness and cultivating wellness through the Mental Health Ambassador program.
  • Engage with campus partners to develop and implement targeted programming.

Participation

  • Over 1200 students were referred to CARES, a 115% increase in three years.
  • Over 1500 students and over 200 faculty and staff members were trained in its suicide prevention module, QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer.
  • Over 5500 students enrolled in the online program, Alcohol-Wise; 91% completed part 1 and 83% completed part 2.
  • Pack Recovery welcomed 10 new members in 2018-2019, a growth of 233% from the original three members.

Director Department Head

Angel Bowers, LPCS, Associate Director for Counseling and Prevention Services
919.515.4405
abjohns2@ncsu.edu