October 2021: National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month
"This October, we honor all those who champion evidence-based youth substance use prevention and recommit ourselves to ensuring that all Americans have the skills, knowledge, and resources to live full and healthy lives."
A Presidential brief from The White House on September 30, 2021
The Mountain Plains PTTC has put together the following resources specific for substance use prevention among youth:
Blog: Helping Your Children Build Resilience to Substance Use By CAPT Jeffery A. Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, Acting Director of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and SAMHSA Region 5 Administrator
More Tips for Teens on SAMHSA.gov
This Substance Use Prevention Campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs.
- Talk. They Hear You. Mobile App
- Talk. They Hear You. Parent Resources
- Talk. They Hear You. Partner Resources
- 5 Conversation Goals: Talking with Teens About Alcohol and Other Drugs
Get ready for SAMHSA National Prevention Week: May 8-14, 2022
Other National Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources:
NIH, National Institue on Drug Abuse
HHS.gov, Office of Population Affairs
Rural Health Information Hub
TTC Youth Substance Use Prevention Resources
PTTC Network Coordinating Office
National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
HHS Region 1: New England PTTC
HHS Region 3: Central East PTTC
- LGBTQ Youth Tobacco Prevention: COVID-19 and Lung Vulnerability, December 2020.
HHS Region 5: Great Lakes PTTC
HHS Region 8: Mountain Plains PTTC