National Prevention Week Has Ended, But the Resources Remain!
Each May, SAMHSA observes National Prevention Week (NPW) to raise awareness about substance use prevention and positive mental health. This year, for National Prevention Week, CPI shared out resources to promote mental health, lift up youth-led prevention efforts, and celebrate the labor of talented workers in the prevention field.
Did you miss National Prevention Week 2022? If so, never fear! CPI has collected these resources in one convenient location. You can access them below.
Youth voice is essential to prevention efforts. See below for two panels from CPI’s 2022 Regional Training that center youth voice and youth choice.
View “Youth Advocates RISE Above Substance Use,” a presentation by the RISE Youth Advocate Team, members of a rural Native American youth leadership development initiative. RISE advocates work as trainers, educating others about SUD prevention and recruiting other Native youth.
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Brought to you by YLI Healthy Online Platforms for Everyone (HOPE) Coalition of San Mateo County, “Maximizing Community Outreach with a Focus on Social Media” addresses social media best practices.
Prevention in Action
Seeing effective prevention in the community can inspire us, sparking joy and hope. See below for two training sessions that spotlight prevention efforts in action.
Dr. Wanda Boone’s 2020 presentation, “Transformative Prevention: Incorporating Trauma-informed Approaches to Prevention Services” introduces real-life examples of how one community implemented and evaluated effective prevention activities.
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Presenters from by Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance in Watsonville/Santa Cruz highlighted their work in “Empowering Youth-Led Social Change,” a presentation from CPI’s 2022 regional training. They discussed Youth Reclaiming Voice and Power, a project that seeks to alter prevention policy and increase youth civic engagement in the greater Pajaro Valley.
Everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention. To learn where you fit in, access CPI’s collection of suicide and depression prevention resources.
CPI’s collection of suicide prevention resources includes California-based hotlines, a county-by-county mental health contact list, virtual resources for support and treatment, and much more.
Talented preventionists do the upstream work of preventing substance misuse and abuse. Celebrate the difference you make and learn more about prevention efforts across the state.
Celebrate innovative prevention work by learning about California’s first Behavioral Health Prevention Plan (BHPP)! The BHPP will develop statewide prevention goals, identify emerging trends, and collect data to improve behavioral health outcomes throughout California.
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Learn about the prevention workforce and talent pipeline by checking out CPI’s Prevention Workforce Survey. See the results from our 2013 Prevention Workforce Survey and stay tuned for more findings from the 2019 Prevention Workforce Survey!