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Prescription Drugs: What’s the Harm?

This Prevention Conversations video explores the assumption that because a substance is medically prescribed, it is safe for use.

Prevention in New Mexico: The Benefits of an Assertive Technical Assistance Process

Evaluator Michael Coop describes how an assertive technical assistance process helped New Mexico communities with few resources address underage drinking.

Skills of an Effective Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Provider

Prevention experts present key skills of effective training and technical assistance (T/TA) providers, who play an important role in program quality.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Transforming Our Systems of Care

Coordinating services is essential to transforming systems of care, particularly those that address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their consequences.

Washington State Family Policy Council: Shaping Policy to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Laura Porter, a prevention leader from Washington State, gives a firsthand account of how policy can be shaped to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Risk Factors for Substance Misuse and Mental Health

Learn how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) increase the likelihood for substance misuse and other problems in later life.

Understanding Cultural Conditions

Access a video of three evaluators discussing the importance of cultural competence in delivering prevention program services.

Prevention in CNMI: Achieving Cultural Competence in a Small but Diverse Nation

Prevention and epidemiology specialist James Arriola discusses the value of providing culturally competent prevention services in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Checking Our Assumptions: Family Involvement in the Latino Community

A behavioral health practitioner from Atlanta urges his peers to check their assumptions about community substance use.

Learn to Grow, Inc.: Facilitating Community Change

Vincent Vandiegriff, Executive Director for Learn to Grow, Inc., underscores the importance of empowering community members to address community problems.

Building Support for Policy Change at the Tribal Level: The Role of Cherokee Nation in Passing Cody's Law

Cherokee Nation prevention official Levi Keehler describes how the tribe supported Cody’s Law, legislation that holds adults accountable for underage drinking.

Implementing Policy Change: The Role of Enforcement

Learn how consistent and visible policy enforcement has impacted underage drinking in Oklahoma.

Policy Development: What are Social Host Laws?

Social host laws—legislation that penalizes adults who allow underage drinking on their premises—can be effective in reducing underage drinking.

Preparing Coalitions to Use Environmental Prevention Strategies

Aligning strategies and outcomes are among the key factors that coalitions must consider when preparing to implement environmental prevention strategies.

Policy Development in Alaska: Unintended Consequences

Prevention professionals must anticipate the consequences of potential policy changes and assess how those changes may impact their prevention efforts.

Policy Development in Louisiana: Establishing Alcohol-free Zones

Louisiana is reducing underage and binge drinking by establishing alcohol-free zones at fairs and festivals.

Prevention in New Hampshire: Working Regionally to Make an Impact

Valerie Morgan, a New Hampshire prevention official, describes how the state works with its regional prevention centers to address substance-related issues.

Prevention in Kentucky: Laying the Foundation for Ongoing Collaboration

Connie Smith, a Kentucky prevention official, describes how the state’s 14 regional prevention centers are working together to reduce underage drinking.

Prevention in South Carolina: Building Capacity through Coaching

South Carolina official Michelle Nienhaus discusses the state’s use of regional capacity coaches to provide training and technical assistance to grantees.

Prevention in South Carolina: Overcoming Challenges

Discover how South Carolina identified underage drinking and alcohol-related accidents as prevention priorities and succeeded in overcoming those challenges.