Pandemic Response Resources


Federal Resources


SAMHSA Resources






CDC Resources


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Resources from the PTTC Network


PFS Academy 2020: Making the Steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework Work for You
SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) provides practitioners with comprehensive guidance to more effectively address substance misuse and related behavioral health problems in their communities. This seven-part webinar series will explore this five-step, data-driven process to identify genuine prevention needs, build capacity and plans to address those needs, implement effective programs and interventions, and evaluate and continually improve prevention efforts.


Prevention Practitioner’s Role in Disaster Response
The purpose of this checklist is to prepare the preventionist for their role before and after disasters. They have unique skills that can assist and align with disaster response efforts. 


Northwest PTTC Social Development Strategy Slides for You, March 2020 - COMING SOON!
This is a 10-slide downloadable deck highlight the Social Development Strategy. It includes notes for prevention practitioners to incorporate into presentations.


Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need A Bigger Boat! 
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Prevention Resources


  • Advanced Zoom: Teach online with Zoom Screen Share and Remote Access: Free video on zoom on sharing your screen (slightly more detailed/advanced) to help prevention practitioners consider how to present content or facilitate meetings using video conferencing.
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information for Children’s Health Advocates: Knowledge about the outbreak, including who is most at risk and how it spreads, is constantly evolving. Below, is a summary of key information related to children’s health and links to information references.
  • Developing a Social Media Plan to Support Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts: CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to use social media in support of prevention. 
  • Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another: Toolkit developed by prevention providers in Missouri following the Joplin Tornados of 2011. It provides a foundation of knowledge for preparing for, and responding to,future major disasters. We hope it will help you better understand the unique prevention needs a community
    faces following a disaster and how to collaborate in the community to address those needs, thus reducing
    the risk of substance abuse and violence-related consequences.
  • Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time: This toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning.  The activities in this toolkit inspire learning and empower teens with the information they need to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.
  • The Boys Town National Hotline: (800-448-3000) is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide.
  • Global Family Research Product: This website, contains an archive of resource from the Harvard Family Research Project.
  • Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: It is important to understand that the disaster recovery process offers a series of unique and valuable opportunities to improve on the status quo. Capitalizing on these opportunities can advance the long-term health, resilience, and sustainability of communities - thereby better preparing them for future challenges.
  • The Messenger Matters: Using Social Media Influencers and Content Champions to Promote Prevention Efforts: CAPT-Developed tool covering additional information when using social media to support prevention.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
  • Online Support Community for Parents and Caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances: Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.
  • Psychological First Aid: Psychological First Aid free online course - used by community level prevention practitioners in the past to work with their coalitions post disaster.
  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App: Access resources including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area; Download information on your phone before deployment in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field; Review key preparedness materials to help you provide the best support possible;  Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing; Find interventions to help survivors of infectious disease epidemics.
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC): The only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
  • Ten Steps for Developing a Social Marketing Campaign: CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to create a social marketing campaign
  • Understanding Social Marketing: CAPT-Developed tool on additional information about social marketing campaigns.



Evidence-based Prevention Programs


Strengthening Families Program - Home Use course (DVD or online)
Dr. Karol Kumpfer, creator of the Strengthening Families Program, and Jaynie Brown teamed up to create a new 11-session SFP7-17 Years Home-Use video (DVD or view Online). This new SFP universal prevention version is an entertaining series of parenting and family-life skills for parents and children to watch together at home. It has 11 thirty-minute lessons including an Introductory Lesson that discusses the benefits of SFP to promote positive brain development and resiliency, and a Mindfulness segment to promote better emotional regulation. It comes with an optional Spanish audio track.

The University of Washington Center for Communities That Care (CTC)
CTC is a prevention-science framework that helps communities promote healthy youth development, improve youth outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors. We help communities learn about CTC and offer personalized support in its implementation. The CTC system consists of web workshops filled with instructional videos, materials, and our latest research, along with ongoing strategic consultation and coaching support to communities and states.



Leadership Resources