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
Tips for Healthy Collaborations

Successful collaboration requires careful maintenance and occasional compromise. This tool presents some tips for keeping your collaboration healthy over time.

2016
Are Members Satisfied?

Regular assessments of member satisfaction can help collaborating partners increase member engagement, improve group cohesion, and refine group processes and procedures. This tool offers some questions you may want to include in a satisfaction assessment.

2016
Activity: Aligning Goals and Activities

This activity can help teams assess the degree to which member activities align with the collaboration’s overall purpose and goals.

2016
Online Tools to Keep Your Collaboration Ticking

This resource briefly describes some of the user-friendly tools currently available to help your team function more efficiently.

 

2016
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
How Are We Doing? Evaluating Your Collaboration

This tool presents some considerations for evaluating your collaboration, common functions to evaluate, and examples of instruments that measure these functions.

2016
Why Should We Collaborate?

Discover some important reasons why collaboration is essential to substance misuse prevention.

2016
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
Levels of Collaboration

Stakeholders can work together in many different ways, for many different reasons. This chart presents four levels of collaboration, ranging from simple to complex.

2016
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.

2011
Collaboration Across SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

This tool presents opportunities for collaborating at each step of the SPF.

2016
Worksheet: Revisiting Membership

This tool presents questions you can ask yourself or others on your team to facilitate a discussion about membership. Please note: you will need to print out this worksheet in order to complete it.

2016
Principles of Collaboration

This tool presents six important principles of collaboration.

2016
Worksheet: Are You Ready? Assessing Readiness to Collaborate

Use this checklist to find out if your prevention team or organization is ready to engage in collaboration. 

2016
What Do We Mean by Resources?

Prevention practitioners often collaborate to maximize resources and/or fill resource gaps. This tool describes three types of prevention resources— fiscal, human, and organizational.

 

2016
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Selected Strategies and Associated Risk Factors

This at-a-glance chart provides a quick look at prevention strategies that have been shown to directly address common risk factors associated with prescription drug misuse.

 

2017
Worksheet: Analyzing Existing Partnerships

Use this tool to better understand the skills and expertise that current partners bring to your prevention table.

2016
Worksheet: Identifying New Partners

This tool can help you detect any gaps in your current prevention resources and identify potential partners to fill them.

2016
21st Century Partners in Prevention

This tool can help you detect any gaps in your current prevention resources and identify potential partners to fill them.

2016
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

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