What is the Campus Prevention Network (CPN)?

Posted by Josh Young on 11 May 2017 |

what is campus prevention networkIf you're a regular reader of this blog, then you probably already know that we recently joined forces with EverFi, the world's leading education technology company. And as part of this merger, Campus Answers partners now have access to the Campus Prevention Network, a nationwide initiative dedicated to supporting colleges and universities as they create healthier, safer campuses for their students.

Also, you don’t have to be an EverFi or Campus Answers partner to join. Any campus that wants to be a part of the network can be. So, let’s dive in and learn more about why your campus should join.

What Is the CPN?

The Campus Prevention Network (CPN) is an association of more than 1,700 institutions -- including colleges, universities, and Greek organizations -- dedicated to addressing the host of social issues that plague modern campuses (e.g., sexual assault, high-risk drinking, substance abuse, hazing). Working together, these organizations along with experts from EverFi and Campus Answers can pool knowledge and best practices to design programs, strategies, and tools to impact campuses in a positive way.

The network also offers a platform for schools doing innovative work in the area of prevention to be recognized and awarded for their efforts.

Why Should You Join?

By becoming a member of CPN, your campus will gain access to a vast network of like-minded institutions that will aid you in creating a safer, healthier community for your students. Via the network, you'll be able to participate in discussions and attend events designed to help your campus find out what other schools are doing to support prevention and what strategies are most effective.

Membership in the network will also provide your campus with access to a number of valuable resources, including:

  • Research-based prevention tools
  • A comprehensive resource library
  • Benchmarking reports
  • In-depth training videos
  • Professional development webinars
  • Expert blogs
  • Case studies
  • The CPN newsletter

You'll also be given the opportunity to complete the Sexual Assault Diagnostic Inventory -- a comprehensive, research-based assessment tool that can help you examine your existing campus programs to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.

After filling in the inventory, your school will receive a detailed report that will benchmark the performance of your prevention efforts against some of the nation's highest-performing schools.

How Do You Sign Up?

We welcome your campus to join the CPN by taking the membership pledge, which states that your school will commit itself to striving towards best practices across four key pillars:

  • Programming: offering robust, ongoing prevention training
  • Policy: establishing campus values and expectations alongside a reasonable accountability system
  • Critical Processes: implementing strategic, collaborative, and data-driven prevention plans
  • Institutionalization: making a visible, campus-wide commitment to and meaningful investment in prevention

A Further Invitation

While you're considering joining the CPN, we would also like to invite you to join us for the CPN Annual Summit taking place June 12th and 13th in Boston. The summit is our premier gathering to meet and discuss the most important health and safety issues facing institutes of higher learning.

This year we'll be focusing on a host of subjects related to student health, including sexual assault, alcohol and drug abuse, and general wellness and mental health.

Check out the agenda and presenter list to learn about the informative panels and workshops that will be happening all weekend long. And register today to save your spot!

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