SAMHSA’s Building Blocks for a Healthy Future website is temporarily unavailable. The website’s content is being enhanced to incorporate the latest evidence-based strategies and programs on early childhood health promotion and substance abuse prevention. These updated materials will better support parents, educators, and others working with young children, as part of SAMHSA’s effort to advance the behavioral health of the nation and its mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Additional information on promoting the mental health of young children and reducing their risk of later substance abuse is available from the following resources:
- Early childhood intervention listings in SAMHSA’s National Registry on Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
- Administration for Children and Families - Office of National Head Start and Office of Early Childhood Development
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Children’s mental health
- National Institute on Drug Abuse - Why is early childhood important to substance abuse prevention?