Research and Teaching

New Gambling Prevention Course Offering

In Spring 2024, the College of Allied Health Sciences School of Social Work offered a brand-new course, Introduction to Problem Gambling, Suicide, and Substance Misuse Prevention for undergraduate and graduate students.

Registration has begun for Fall semester course dates 10/16/2024-12/7/2024:

Introduction to Problem Gambling, Suicide, and Substance Misuse Prevention
Bachelor level SW3045, Course ID 205139, Class Number 14051


Master level  SW6045, Course ID 205173, Class Number 22672

This course uses the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), a five-step process used to help states and communities reduce risk-taking behaviors, promote resilience, and prevent problem behaviors in individuals and families across the life span.  This prevention course is offered as a workforce development pathway for social workers who want to earn a prevention credential in Ohio including Registered Applicant (RA) and Ohio Certified Presentation Specialist Assistant (OCPSA).  Forty-five (45) hours of prevention education in the specified foundations and domains; 9 of those hours will be alcohol and other drug (AOD) primary prevention specific. Evidence-based suicide prevention training - Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) will be incorporated into this class.

Asynchronous except the course will meet three times via zoom in the 7-week session: Week 1, Week 3 (QPR Training) and Week 7, on Tuesdays at 7:30pm-9pm EST (90 minutes).