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 and assist students in gaining the necessary resources to remain successful academically and emotionally at NC State. 

History

Prevention Services was created in 2018 to coordinate services for students of concern, alcohol and other drug education and prevention, and suicide prevention.  In the past two years, Prevention Services has expanded to include recovery, mental health outreach, DEI programming collaboration with Campus Centers and Counseling, and oversight of the Mental Health Ambassadors. Prevention Services staff hold clinical licensure in mental health fields and have clinical experience in college student mental health. All prevention work and programming is clinically informed and based on best practices. 

Given the steady increase in the number of students reporting mental health concerns and the growing demand for services, DASA recognized the need to expand the resources in the areas of prevention.  In collaboration with campus partners, Prevention is supporting the extension of wellbeing as a campus priority.

People

  • Executive Director
  • Director
  • Assistant Director, CARES Case Management Coordinator
  • 2 CARES Case Management Coordinators
  • 2 Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Prevention Coordinators
  • 2 Outreach and Resilience Coordinators
  • Recovery Program Assistant
  • Communications Specialist
  • 2 Graduate Assistants

Facilities

  • 2nd Floor Student Health Center

Activities

  • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Education
    • BASICS and Alcohol Wise
    • Outreach programming
  • CARES
    • Case Management for identified at-risk students
    • Campuswide collaboration on CARES, BAT, and SART team
  • Suicide Prevention and Resilience Outreach
    • Annual Suicide Prevention Vigil
    • Question, Persuade, & Refer Suicide Prevention Training (QPR) and QPR+
    • Campus Collaborations
    • Drop-in Spaces
      • The Nature Experience, SMART, Black and Boundaried, Quit the Nic, Start the Convo, Flourish, Define Your Happiness Hour, The Collective, Howl for Healing, Pack Park, and Pack Recovery
  • Mental Health Ambassadors

Participation

  • Outreach
    • 1327 students participated in virtual outreach programming through Prevention Services in the Fall 2020 semester, not including those that participated in drop-in spaces.
    • On average, 100 students, faculty, and staff attend the Annual Suicide Prevention Vigil. This year, 25 students, faculty, and staff attended the virtual vigil.
    • Fall 2020, 320 students and 60 faculty/staff members participated in a QPR training; 17 students and 19 faculty/staff members participated in a QPR+ training.
  • CARES
    • 604 CARES referrals this semester, with individual outreach and follow-up with each student
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Collegiate Recovery
    • BASICS- 45 referrals, 72 completed meetings
    • eCHECKUP TO GO- 72 completed surveys
    • AlcoholWise- 5,273 completions
    • Up to 20 active members of the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)
  • Mental Health Ambassadors
    • 12 certified peer educators completed 25 virtual programs this semester
    • 32 peer educators will start in January 2021, including seven graduate students

Director Department Head

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