Prevention Services

NC State Prevention Services believes that information should be shared from an objective and factual perspective, without bias or an agenda to steer an individual in any one direction unless imminent harm would result. Prevention Services is a no-cost service to all students and offers consultation to parents of students, staff, and faculty. We are flexible in format and willing to work with you, your group(s), and/or your department in some of, but not limited to, the following ways:

  • one-on-one conversations focused on resources
  • formal/informal presentations and trainings
  • formal/informal conversation facilitators
  • staff/student group meeting guests
  • Q & A resource
  • student group leadership trainings/discussions
  • event planning for risk management and problem prevention

CARES:  Student Behavioral Case Management

The CARES case managers at NC State work collaboratively with campus resources to provide support for students who are in distress or crisis or who are identified as exhibiting concerning or worrisome behaviors.  Effective case management ensures that the community at large remains supported and safe while the student involved gains the necessary resources to remain successful academically and personally at NC State. Services include:

  • Providing comprehensive outreach and consultation services to the NC State community in order to proactively identify students with concerns
  • Providing early intervention and behaviorally based assessments to determine appropriate resources and referrals to campus and community resource
  • Working constructively with students to foster resilience and self-advocacy
  • Monitoring student progress, seeking input from collateral resources as needed

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Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education

Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Education (AOD) is rooted in objectivity, compassion, and non-judgment. Although AOD supports community members that choose to live an abstinent lifestyle, the program does not use an abstinence based methodology or believe in telling others how to live their lives. AOD cannot condone underage drinking or illicit drug use as this would mean advocating for individuals to break the laws of North Carolina. However, our program does understand that some community member’s personal choices do not abide by the law on this topic. Alcohol and Other Drug prevention Education is here to reduce the harm and unwanted consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use. Services include:

  • Providing alcohol education programming to all first-year students prior to arriving at NC State
  • Consulting with campus partners, students, alumni and faculty regarding AOD topics including risk management and prevention
  • Providing training for the campus community on harm reduction strategies
  • Facilitating the Howl for Help:  Health intervention for AOD related emergencies without violation by the Code of Student Conduct
  • Administering BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students)

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Suicide Prevention Services

Suicide Prevention Services' goal is to reduce barriers to help-seeking at NC State by promoting a campus culture of caring and taking responsibility for the mental health needs of our students.  This program supports individuals and groups on campus as they strive to understand the warning signs, offer guidance in talking to students, friends, and colleagues and to connect them to available resources.  Suicide Prevention Services also offers support to those impacted by the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Services include:

  • Providing QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Suicide Prevention Training
  • Creating and collaborating large scale campus events focused on suicide prevention and mental health awareness
  • Developing and providing programming for faculty and staff focused on early intervention
  • Supporting the Division of Academic and Student Affairs' postvention efforts following tragic events involving students, faculty or staff

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NC State Prevention Services

2101 Student Health Center
2815 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-4405