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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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
You Gotta Hear This! Developing an Effective Elevator Pitch

This tool is designed to help prevention practitioners develop a compelling argument, or “elevator pitch,” in order to engage potential partners in collaboration.

2015
Criteria for Analyzing Assessment Data

Analyzing assessment data with five key criteria can provide insight into how to focus efforts to meet community needs and set prevention priorities.

2015
The Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Messaging for Substance Misuse Prevention

Learn strategies for developing consistent and effective public health messages for preventing substance misuse.

2015
Strategies for Working with the Media

Get tips to prepare for interviews with the media when called upon to explain substance use disorders, emerging trends, or prevention efforts.

2015
Actions to Strengthen Your State Epidemiological Workgroup

This CAPT tool helps states, tribes and jurisdictions create new, or revitalize existing workgroups with an emphasis on sustainability.

2015
Behavioral Health Barometer United States 2013

The Behavioral Health Barometer is a national snapshot of U.S. substance use and mental health data from SAMHSA and its federal partners.

2015
Sources of Consumption Data on Underage Drinking

This tool includes data sources used to collect consumption data on underage drinking at the national, state, and local levels.

2015
Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health Problems Among Alaska Native and Native American Populations

This document lists studies about risk and protective factors for mental and/or substance use disorders among Alaska Native and Native American populations.

2015
Creation, Function, and Structure of Evidence-Based Workgroups: A Report On the Experiences of SPF SIG States, Tribes, & Jurisdictions

Learn about the creation, function, and structure of evidence-based workgroups in substance misuse prevention.

2015
An Annotated Bibliography of Measurement Compendia

This annotated bibliography provides links to online compilations of reliable, valid, and standard measures of behavioral health indicators and outcomes.

2015
Tips and Tools: Reaching and Engaging “Non-College” Young Adults in Prevention Efforts

This CAPT toolkit is designed to help substance misuse prevention practitioners reach and engage with non-college young adults.

2015
The Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Substance Abuse and Related Behavioral Health Problems

This overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study includes findings on the role of ACEs in substance use and related behavioral health problems.

2015
State Approaches to Addressing Drugged Driving

This document offers an overview of how some states are addressing drugged driving through policies, environmental strategies, and other prevention efforts.

2015
Sources of Consequence Data for Underage Drinking

This tool lists national-, state- and local-level sources of consequence data for underage drinking.

2015
Protective Factors Factsheet

Developed by the Red Lake Nation, this factsheet highlights an array of tribal traditions and activities that protect tribal members from substance abuse and related mental health problems.

2015
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools

SAMHSA has developed a toolkit to help high schools and their partners assess their ability to prevent suicide among students.

2015
Using Strengths to Address Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

Learn about an effective framework for preventing alcohol use and suicide in Native American youth.

2015
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

The SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit helps communities and local governments develop policies and practices for reducing opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

2015
The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults

Learn about the unique challenges involving in caring for older adults with mental and/or substance use disorders.

2015

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