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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Identifying and Selecting Evidence-Based Interventions

This tool is designed to help state and community planners apply SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to identify and select evidence-based interventions that address local needs and reduce substance misuse issues.

CAPT TA Helps Creating Lasting Family Connections Explain “Why?”

CAPT TA helped the developer of Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) evaluate why the CLFC programs are so successful.

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.

Sample Epidemiological Profile Outline

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

Elements of a Culturally Competent Prevention System

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Planning for Sustainability

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

Stages of Community Readiness

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Binge Drinking: Terminology and Patterns of Use

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

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.

Components of an Effective Coalition

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

National Data Sources

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