Westfield State University has been named a recipient of the Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by EVERFI and Parchment, the CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being, and inclusion.
EVERFI is an international technology company that drives social change through education; Parchment is a popular credential service, allowing entities to request, verify, and share credentials securely. Rob Buelow, EVERFI’s senior vice president of higher education and impact, said his company is excited to name Westfield State among the first-ever class of recipients of the CPN Seal of Prevention.
The CPN Seal of Prevention also establishes guidelines for discerning quality online prevention education and implementation practices, and positions prevention as central to key institutional outcomes, including recruitment, student success, retention, and advancement. Each recipient has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination.
Westfield State Counseling Center is virtually reaching out to students for counseling and is following the American College Health Association guidelines. Outreach and training are conducted via Zoom, YouTube, and Instagram.