Resident Assistant Training Program for Increasing Alcohol, Other Drug, and Mental Health First-Aid Efforts

@article{Thombs2014ResidentAT,
  title={Resident Assistant Training Program for Increasing Alcohol, Other Drug, and Mental Health First-Aid Efforts},
  author={Dennis L. Thombs and Jennifer M. Reingle Gonzalez and Cynthia J. Osborn and Matthew E Rossheim and Sumihiro Suzuki},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={508-517}
}
In college and university residence halls, resident assistants (RAs) are expected to serve as first-aid providers to students who may have alcohol, other drug, mental health, and academic problems. Despite this responsibility, evidence-based, first-aid programs have not been developed and tested for the RA workforce. The current study examined effects of an investigational first-aid program designed specifically for RAs. The online Peer Hero Training program is a novel approach to RA training… CONTINUE READING
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