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 Addedsort ascending
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
Examples of Community- and State-level Logic Models for Addressing Opioid-related Overdose Deaths

Logic model development is central to strategic planning. This tool presents three examples of logic models to guide practitioners in developing state- and community level responses to the opioid crisis.

2017
Preparing for Naloxone Distribution: Resources for First Responders and Others

Presents resources for preparing first responders to distribute and/or administer naloxone, including community-based programs; prescribers and pharmacists; and law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical services

2017
Using Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Data to Support Prevention Planning

Offers a brief introduction to prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), highlighting how practitioners can use PDMP data to prevent prescription drug misuse in their states and communities.

2017
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews what we know about substance misuse and how we can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and its related consequences.

2016
Examples of Local-level Logic Models for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

This resource contains three examples of logic models that prevention practitioners can use to think through their process for addressing behavioral health disparities at the community level.

2016
Tools from the CAPT: Increasing Cultural Competence to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities

This collection of tools includes tip sheets and hands-on worksheets to help prevention practitioners better understand the important relationship between cultural competence and reducing disparities.

2016
Actions to Strengthen Your Evidence-based Program Workgroup

This tool presents a four-step approach to strengthening and revitalizing evidence-based program workgroups so they are prepared to address current prevention priorities and meet evolving needs.

2016
Prevention Training Now!

Prevention Training Now! is the CAPT’s online training portal for members of the general public who are interested in prevention.

2016
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Programs and Strategies

This tool provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, as well as guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.

2016
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Understanding Who Is at Risk

This decision support tool provides information from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on factors that have been shown to increase risk of or protect against the non-medical use of prescription drugs.

2016
Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Overview of Factors and Strategies

This tool provides key research findings on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, a summary of risk and protective factors associated with prescription drug misuse, and programs and strategies that have been shown to be effective in addressing these factors.

2016
Tools to Assess Community Readiness to Prevent Substance Misuse

This resource provides a list of tools practitioners can use to assess their community’s readiness to address and prioritize those identified needs.

2016
Prevention Collaboration in Action Toolkit

This CAPT tool showcases stories of how practitioners work together to prevent substance abuse, and 30+ tools and worksheets to help communities collaborate.

2016
Recommended Functions of Successful Epidemiological Workgroups

This tool helps epidemiological workgroups re-conceptualize their purpose and function, drawing on lessons learned from experienced workgroup members.

2016
Sources of Data on Substance Use and Misuse Among Boys and Young Men of Color

This practice-support tool provides a quick overview of national, state, and local data sources and tools that provide substance-related indicator data for this population.

2016
Positive Approaches to Preventing Substance Use and Misuse Among Boys and Young Men of Color: Programs and Strategies At-a-Glance

This practice-support tool provides summaries of interventions that help young people develop abilities and attitudes necessary to succeed and thrive.

2016
Ensuring the Well-being of Boys and Young Men of Color: Factors that Promote Success and Protect Against Substance Use and Misuse

This practice-support tool distills research on substance use and misuse in boys and young men of color as well as factors promoting positive youth development. 

2016
Executive Summary: Main Findings on Protective Factors and Programs

Access the executive summary overview of protective factors associated with substance use and misuse, and strategies that have been shown to be effective in addressing these factors among boys and young men of color.

2016
Issues Brief: Preventing Heroin Use — Facts, Factors, and Strategies

This resource describes recent trends in and factors associated with heroin use, including the non-medical use of prescription opioids.

2015

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