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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Resource Title Description Date
Preventing Substance Misuse in Rural Settings

This tool offers prevention practitioners a foundation for understanding the burden of substance misuse in rural settings and strategies for designing and implementing successful prevention programming in a rural environment.

2018
Tips for Engaging with Prescribers to Prevent Opioid Misuse

This tool provides prevention practitioners with practical tips for connecting with and involving prescribers in prescriber education programs to prevent opioid misuse.

2018
Using International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Codes to Assess Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

This tool is designed to support prevention practitioners in using International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes to understand and describe the impact of opioid overdose in their communities.

2018
Engaging People Who Use Drugs in Prevention Efforts: Strategies for Reducing Stigma

This tool explores actions practitioners can take to reduce stigma toward members of the drug-using community in order to better engage them as partners in prevention efforts.

2018
Engaging People Who Use Drugs in Prevention Efforts: Benefits & Considerations

This tool explores the benefits of engaging members of the drug-using community in prevention efforts and shares considerations for creating a safe and welcoming environment that supports their meaningful participation.

2018
Locating Data on Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose

To help practitioners determine the impact of overdose-related factors in their communities, this practice-support tool pairs data sources with the specific factors they describe.

2018
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Data Resources

This decision-support tool provides information on data sources and measures to help practitioners understand the non-medical use of prescription drugs in their communities.

2018
Preparing for Prescriber Education: Getting the Lay of the Land

This practice-support tool identifies the different agencies responsible for prescribing and distributing prescription opioids in a community.

2018
Opportunities for Collaborating with Medical Professionals to Prevent Opioid Misuse

This tool presents examples of state-and local-level opportunities for collaborating with medical professionals across settings to plan and support prescriber education programming.

2018
Opioid Overdose and the Role of Prescriber Education

This at-a-glance resource describes the relationship between opioid overdose and overprescribing, and makes the case for prescriber education as a prevention strategy.

2018
Now What? The Role of Prevention Following a Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

This resource describes three promising post-overdose interventions.

2018
Preventing the Consequences of Opioid Overdose: Understanding Naloxone Access Laws

This document describes the aims of naloxone access laws and the various forms they can take.

2018
Illicit Synthetic Opioids: Understanding Potential Risks for First Responders

This resource provides an overview of guidelines to protect first responders from being harmed by illicit synthetic opioids

2017
Preventing the Consequences of Opioid Overdose: Understanding 911 Good Samaritan Laws

This resource provides an overview of Good Samaritan Laws and steps prevention practitioners can take to increase awareness of this important overdose prevention strategy.

2017
Words Matter: How Language Choice Can Reduce Stigma

This resource examines the role of language in perpetuating substance use disorder stigma, followed by tips for assessing when and how we may be using stigmatizing language, and steps for ensuring that the language we use and messages we deliver are positive, productive, and inclusive.

2017
Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: National Survey Measures

This CAPT decision-support tool provides information on how national surveys measure youth marijuana use, as well as factors and consequences associated with such use.

2017
Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Data Resources

This CAPT decision-support tool offers a comprehensive listing of available data resources and surveys developed by and for a range of federal agencies and that collect data on marijuana use and its consequences.

2017
Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Programs and Strategies

This CAPT decision-support tool presents detailed descriptions of substance misuse prevention strategies and associated interventions that have been evaluated to determine their effects on youth marijuana use.

2017
Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: Factors Associated with Use

This CAPT decision-support tool offers a summary of research findings on risk and protective factors associated with youth marijuana use.

2017
CAPT Resources to Prevent the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs, Opioid Misuse, and Opioid Overdose

This tool provides a compilation of resources to support the prevention of opioid misuse, including the non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and heroin use.

 

 

2017

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