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 Datesort ascending
Primary Care 101: A Glossary for Prevention Practitioners

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

2016
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
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
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
Tips for Successful Recruitment

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

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
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
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: Analyzing Existing Partnerships

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

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
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
Principles of Collaboration

This tool presents six important principles of collaboration.

2016
Collaboration Across SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

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

2016
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
Why Should We Collaborate?

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

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
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

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