The Collegiate Strategic Prevention Framework Partnership for Success (C-SPF-PFS) Initiative is a 5-year SAMHSA Grant through the Marshall University Research Corporation Center of Excellence for Recovery.
The overall goal of the initiative is to enhance prevention infrastructure and build capacity among higher education institutions in Southern WV. Aiming to prevent and reduce the progression of alcohol, tobacco and vaping, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse and it’s related problems among higher education students.
“This information is not taught nearly enough, and it’s my way to give back. Being in recovery myself, I wish that someone had taught me earlier on”, said Tahanna Pierce, a C-SPF-PFS Student leader at Mountwest Community and Technical College. Tahanna is pursuing an associate degree in Accounting, and is excited about using her degree to teach individuals in recovery about finances and budgeting in the future.
Amandia Bowen is currently a Student Services Specialist at Mountwest and the Campus Champion of the C-SPF-PFS. Amandia received her Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from Marshall University. She is currently state licensed in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. She has worked as a case manager, therapist, and addictions counselor over the past eight years.
The C-SPF-PFS is funded through the SAMHSA PFS Grant.
For more information about the C-SPF-PFS please visit www.marshall.edu/coefr/c-spf-pfs/.
For more information about national prevention week visit www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week.