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 Titlesort descending Description Date
Worksheet: Assessing the Readiness of Potential Partners to Collaborate

Use this tool to prioritize potential partners, based on their readiness to work with you.

2016
Growing Your Collaboration: Preparing for Recruitment

Effective recruitment takes planning. This tool presents the four phases of successful recruitment, starting with doing your homework.

2016
Tips for Successful Recruitment

This tool presents some tried-and-true tips from seasoned prevention practitioners on “getting to yes.”

2016
Preventing Opioid Misuse and Overdose: Data Sources and Tools to Inform Assessment and Planning Efforts

Presents a list of 16 key data sources for prescription opioids and heroin to inform assessment and planning efforts.

2017
Worksheet: Developing a Recruitment Action Plan

This tool will help you map out and track who, when, and how to reach out to potential partners.

2016
Opioid Use in the Older Adult Population

Provides a sampling of information resources that address opioids and older adults.

2017
Collaborating with Higher Ed

This tip sheet provides an introduction to key players involved in on-campus substance abuse prevention efforts, important considerations for working together, and examples of how to engage campuses and college students in community prevention efforts.

 

2016
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
Tips for Ensuring a Culturally Competent Collaboration

This tip sheet provides an introduction to key players involved in on-campus substance abuse prevention efforts, important considerations for working together, and examples of how to engage campuses and college students in community prevention efforts.

2016
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
Primary Care 101: A Glossary for Prevention Practitioners

This glossary offers an introduction to the key players in primary care.

2016
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
Opportunities for Engaging Partners to Prevent Opioid Overdose-related Deaths

This tool presents different sectors prevention practitioners may want to engage in opioid overdose prevention efforts, along with opportunities for meaningful engagement.

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
State- and Community-level Partners to Engage in Opioid Overdose Prevention Efforts

This tool is designed to help prevention practitioners identify potential partners within their state and communities, whose involvement is critical to preventing opioid overdose.

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
Worksheet: Creating a Memorandum of Agreement

This worksheet offers a template for creating a simple memorandum of agreement.

2016
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
Beginning Your Collaboration: Tips for a Safe and Satisfying Journey

This tip sheet can help you get your new collaborative workgroup off the ground and running.

2016
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

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