Research Into Action Webinar: Substance Use, Academic Performance, and Academic Engagement Among High School Seniors
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – CADCA is proud to present this installment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 2 pm EST featuring Brittany Bugbee, MPH. She will discuss her recent article, “Substance Use, Academic Performance, and Academic Engagement Among High School Seniors,” which was published in Journal of School Health in 2019.
Ms. Bugbee discussed her and her colleagues’ article’s findings regarding the effect of substance use on academic achievement among 12th grade students. The article found that past-year substance users had 2.71 greater odds of skipping school during the past month than lifetime non-users and 1.74 greater odds of having low grades. Ms. Bugbee also discussed the implications her findings have for coalitions addressing youth substance use and misuse in their communities.
- College Parents Matter – Check out this website for messaging to parents about the link between substance use and academic success.
- School Connectedness – This CDC webpage offers information about school connectedness as an important protective factor.
- Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools – Review SAMHSA’s guidance on implementation strategies for school districts.
- Journal of School Health – This academic journal focusing on the health and well-being of students offers some of its articles open access.
About Research Into Action:
CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our bi-monthly webinar series Conversations: Putting Research into Action—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this webinar series.