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Tools Over Fear: Lessons Learned From Campuses Navigating the Overdose Crisis

Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs

Kimberly Boulden |  Dylan Dunn |  Sydney Cheifetz
1 Hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Jan 11, 2024


In the year 2021, 107, 521 Americans died from a drug overdose. In the last five years, the number of campuses offering overdose resources has grown steadily, but the explosion of the fentanyl crisis has compelled institutions to develop strategies for preventing further student deaths. Since 2018, SAFE Project has assisted campuses around the country to distribute thousands of doses of naloxone and drug testing kits. In this session, presenters will bust common myths about overdose, fentanyl, and share tangible resources and guides for faculty and administrators as they consider the crisis in their work.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current landscape of drug overdoses and their own intersection with student support.
  • Identify at least two barriers and solutions to implementing harm reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluate applicable campus resources and solutions.

Certificate and CEUs for Webinars

Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the post-event evaluation to earn credentials. 

The duration of this webinar is one hour, which is equal to 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 


Kimberly Boulden's Profile

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Kimberly Boulden, PhD, is the Senior Director of SAFE Campuses with SAFE (Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic) Project. In this role, she works to destigmatize substance use and increase efficacy surrounding prevention, harm reduction, and recovery in higher education. She brings more than 10 years of higher education leadership experience to the role, and five years of experience specifically in collegiate recovery programming. From teaching to advising to admissions, Kimberly Boulden has worked across departments to build inclusive and empowered learning communities. Boulden's practice centers transformative learning and assessment and the integration of justice and sustainability initiatives. In addition to her work around substance use on campus, she sits on the board of directors for the Impossible Project, a nonprofit that supports educators as they integrate justice-oriented and socially responsible learning into their curriculum.

Dylan Dunn's Profile

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Dylan Dunn MS, Assistant Director of SAFE Campuses (Training and Professional Development), has dedicated his career in Student Affairs to transforming student support through the lenses of recovery and healing. While a SAHE graduate student at Colorado State University, Dunn re-established a collegiate recovery initiative before taking his first professional role at University of Denver where he established a collegiate recovery, recovery housing, overdose prevention, and recovery allyship programs for students, staff, and faculty. Since 2019, Dunn has served on the SAFE Campuses team where he has impacted nearly 300 campuses through awareness, technical assistance, and overdose prevention and response programs. Dunn was a 2019 recipient of the NASPA NOW Innovation award for his work at University of Denver. 

Sydney Cheifetz's Profile

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Sydney Cheifetz MPH, Assistant Director of SAFE Campuses, has extensive experience in international public health, collegiate recovery, health education, and disease prevention. Sydney oversees SAFE Project’s student development programs, including the Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy and the National Internship Program. She works to create learning, advocacy, and leadership opportunities for students across the country. Prior to joining SAFE Project, Cheifetz served as Health Promotion Specialist at Gonzaga University, where she led prevention, harm reduction, and recovery programs. Cheifetz holds a master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from Oregon State University and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northern Arizona University. She is certified in motivational interviewing, recovery coaching, and ethical public health research.