Training and Technical Assistance Tools

Find training and technical assistance tools to support your prevention efforts and help you use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

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Needs Assessment and Cultural Competence: Questions to Ask

Find a list of questions to ask during the needs assessment process to ensure that your prevention efforts are inclusive and culturally relevant.

2015
Sample Epidemiological Profile Outline

This sample outline of an epidemiological profile will help you develop an evidence-based report on community substance misuse.

2015
Elements of a Culturally Competent Prevention System

The elements of a culturally competent prevention system include valuing and adapting to diversity.

2015
Elements of a Good Data Report

Learn about the key elements that every prevention outcomes evaluation report should contain to ensure that data is conveyed clearly.

2015
Implementation Guide for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services

Find guidance on providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) in health and health care with this nationally accepted blueprint.

2015
Factors That Contribute to Capacity Building and Sustainability

Learn about the factors that contribute to capacity building and the sustainability of prevention programs and outcomes.

2015
Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

Access a report from the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine that reviews research on behavioral health issues in children and youth.

2015
Planning for Sustainability

Developing a community prevention system with the capacity to sustain population-level reductions in substance use disorders requires strategic planning.

2015
Stages of Community Readiness

Learn the nine stages of community readiness for engaging in prevention activities and how each stage can impact program planning.

2015
Using Feasibility Assessment to Inform Prevention Planning

Learn how feasibility assessment helps prevention practitioners choose the program or intervention that best suits their target community.

2015
Understanding Privacy, Protection, and Mandatory Reporting

Find federal resources on data collection efforts that are subject to federal and state privacy, human subjects protection, and mandatory reporting rules.

2015
Coping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators, and Other Professionals

Find online resources designed to assist parents, educators, and other professionals help children cope with traumatic events.

2015
Assessing Readiness to Use Social Media for Prevention

Use this resource to assess your organization’s readiness to use social media to support your prevention efforts.

2015
Bringing Data to Prevention Planning: State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroups

Learn how state epidemiological outcomes workgroups (SEOWs) identify, analyze, profile, and share data to inform prevention planning.

2015
Binge Drinking: Terminology and Patterns of Use

Find information on binge drinking terminology and current binge drinking patterns in the United States.

2015
Developing a Social Media Plan to Support Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts

Learn how to develop a social media plan to support your substance misuse prevention efforts, including how to choose social media tools and create content.

2015
Components of an Effective Coalition

Find information on three components of an effective coalition: organizational structure, membership, and sustainability.

2015
National Data Sources

Access SAMHSA and other national data sources to help inform your prevention planning efforts.

2015
Skills for Cultural Competency

Find descriptions of key skills that culturally competent professionals have when they apply the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

2015
Substance Misuse Prevention Media Campaigns

Find examples of state and national media campaigns designed to promote behavior change in reducing substance misuse.

2015

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