Substance/Alcohol Feedback & Education
Bottom (L-R): Christina Lambert, Jerry Phelps, Ryan Yee, Lusine Khachatryan, Matt Johnson, Andrew Elgin and Jacinta Jimenez
"Freebie," Michael Esplin, Angela Kuzara, Lara Pockros, Andrea Diulio, Veronica Rogers, Sarah Nam and Sean Bolieau
Become a 2007-08 SAFE Peer Educator!!!
Why be a
SAFE Peer Educator?
SAFE Peers receive training in counseling
skills, group facilitation, crisis management, ethics, alcohol and
substance abuse issues and Motivational Interviewing techniques.
Motivational Interviewing is an empirically validated technique for
helping people stop risky behavior. Peers have attended conferences
and presented research paid by the program.
Real 1 to 1 Peer Education!
Provide 1 to 1 feedback to high risk drinking students. SAFE peers will see 25-40 participants in a year. One of the few peer programs in the nation providing this experience.
Peer educators are affiliates of UCSD Counseling and Psychological Services.
SAFE peers are supervised by psychologists, interns and post-doctoral fellows.
An award winning intervention program
The SAFE Program recently won honors from the Automobile
Club of Southern California and the Center for College Health and Safety.
"UCSD's program is impressive," noted Steven Bloch, senior research
associate for the Auto Club and program coordinator. "This is an
evidence-based approach, effective in reducing high-risk drinking."
An award winning screening program
Participate in National Alcohol Screening Day and Alcohol
Awareness Week. Screen students & speak with high risk drinkers.
For the past 3 years SAFE has been awarded Top 10 Campus in the Nation!
Make a Difference
Our research shows that SAFE peer education is effective at reducing harmful alcohol use in college student peers.
Work with a team of motivated, talented and positive people.
Apply to be a SAFE Peer Educator!!!
If you would like to be a SAFE Peer Educator for the 2007-08 academic year, you will need to apply to the program in April 2007. There will be an Information Session on Wed, April 18, 2007, from 6pm-7pm at the Revelle College Formal Lounge. Training for the 2007-08 SAFE team will start in the 6th week of the 2007 Spring quarter. SAFE Peers agree to a 6 hour per week commitment for full the 2007-08 academic year. This is a volunteer position.
To complete an online application to be a Peer SAFE Educator, click here!