This Prevention Tactic describes the impact of trauma on individuals and communities; defines the key components of a trauma-informed approach, and how they differ from current prevention efforts; and provides examples from cities that are using a trauma-informed approach to > read more
The focus of this Tactic is to examine the challenges that military members and their families experience that may result in an increased risk for substance abuse. The Tactic will also highlight best practices, prevention programs, and resources that specialize > read more
A major accomplishment in the field of substance abuse prevention has been the professionalization of the field through the effective use of data. With such scarce resources for prevention, it’s vital that planning efforts be focused on those substances and > read more
This publication focuses on the use of archival survey data and features 12 surveys commonly used by the substance abuse prevention field. A sequence of matrices are provided.
This paper looks at one focus of prevention efforts, teen substance abuse, and shows how surveys might seem to highlight one issue while downplaying another. Much as the buyer should beware in consumer spending, the prevention provider should be wary > read more
Writing clearly stated, feasible, and measurable goals and objectives provides a framework for monitoring your progress towards achieving the desired results and set clear criteria for success and/or the need for improving prevention efforts over time.
In order to make effective data-driven decisions, those involved in the county-wide prevention planning process need to interpret the information and determine criteria for determining prevention priorities.
As you are embarking on your data collection efforts to determine the substance abuse prevention needs for your county, all of the potential data sources may be overwhelming. It is helpful to begin to narrow your efforts to those factors > read more
Think teen drinking is just a “right” of passage? New research shows that alcohol affects a teenager’s developing brain differently than adults. Memory, learning and impulse control can be seriously impaired and the risk of addiction goes up significantly.
This publication reviews the designation of “evidence-based” to describe prevention approaches; examines the evolution of the use of evidence-based in the National Registry of Effective Programs & Practices (NREPP); explores how the recent changes to NREPP have impacted the process > read more