small spf flowerStrategic Prevention Framework Step 3: Planning

Planning, the third step of the SPF, involves how to identify ways to prioritize risk and protective factors associated with the substance misuse problems, select appropriate interventions to address each priority factor, ensure a comprehensive prevention approach, and explain the components of a logic model that can be shared with stakeholders. Below are training resources to support your work. For more planning resources, visit our training and examples pages.




CADCA Planning Primer

This primer provides clear guidelines for developing a comprehensive community plan to reduce substance misuse rates.

Intervention Review Worksheet

Use this chart to summarize findings from your review of potential prevention interventions.

Selecting Best-fit Programs and Practices: Guidance for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners

This SAMHSA guidance document outlines prevention practices that have the greatest potential to work well in specific settings and provides recommendations for how to proceed if no viable options are available.


Evidence-Based Prevention for Young Adults

This guide discusses effective prevention practices to mitigate risk factors and promote protective factors among young adults.