Ivy Leaf - Winter 2008

How Far


HOW FAR, a new program rolled out by Penn State Altoona’s Health and Wellness Center, is a twelve-minute Web-based video that takes a look into the transition from high school to college life from a student’s perspective.

This video features real college students talking about their choices when it comes to alcohol consumption, academics, social life, relationships, and life goals. HOW FAR is designed to reduce the harm caused by alcohol for first-year college students by addressing misperceptions regarding alcohol-related norms, promoting self-efficacy to make positive choices, and promoting the use of protective factors associated with alcohol use.

The video comes with a facilitator’s guide and sample pre-, post-, and follow-up tests.

To view a trailer and to learn how to purchase the entire video, visit www.altoona.psu.edu/howfar online.