The Strategic Prevention Framework
SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is a community-based approach to prevention. The SPF uses a step-by-step process to help communities identify, manage, and evaluate their substance abuse prevention and mental health needs. Communities follow these five steps:
||Profiling needs and response capacity
||Mobilizing and building needed capacity
||Developing a prevention plan
||Using programs, policies, and strategies based on what is known to be effective
||Considering program effectiveness and sustaining what works well.
For more information, visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.gov.
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