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Register for the COE Webinar: Telehealth Implementation of Trauma Focused Treatment on July 12, 2023 at 3:00 EST!  In this Telehealth COE webinar, Dr. Regan Stewart and Dr. Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo will present on telehealth implementation of trauma focused treatment to increase equity in access to care for underserved youth in the US and Puerto Rico.
Published: 06/22/2023
The PTTC Network, in partnership with IC&RC, launches new, searchable database of the various state and board requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification. Credentialed prevention staff ensure that programs and their funders are delivering on their mission of ensuring public safety and well-being. A thorough understanding of prevention and the latest evidence-based practices for treatment is […]
Published: 04/28/2022
SAMHSA launched their 988 webpage,, that includes the following: About 988 988 Partner Toolkit that includes: Key Messages FAQs 988 Factsheet in English and Spanish As well as news, info on partners etc.   Also, 988 is just one piece of a larger crisis continuum. Here are some additional SAMHSA resources: National Guidelines for […]
Published: 03/17/2022
The goal of this guide is to review the literature on prevention of marijuana use among youth, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways these recommendations can be implemented. View the guide here: Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth 
Published: 10/20/2021
Please see the following urgent press release and Counterfeit Pills Fact Sheet below from the DEA regarding fake prescription drugs. Several individuals have lost their kids to these fake pills. Kids are seeing these and buying them on social media, thinking they are like Zanax or ADHD medicine.  They aren’t trying to get high, they are just thinking […]
Published: 09/29/2021
Addressing Mental Health Issues Among Children, Staff, and Families in Tribal Early Childhood Programs Please join this Administration for Children and Families (ACF) webinar to learn about addressing mental health issues among children, staff, and families in tribal early childhood programs. This webinar is the first in a series of meetings on topics related to implementation […]
Published: 08/17/2021
August 24-26, 2021: Resilience in Prevention Register Here & View the Full Program   WORKSHOP SESSION 1: AUGUST 24, 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. POWER SESSION 3: AUGUST 25, 3:45 - 5:00 P.M.   WORKSHOP SESSION 3: AUGUST 24, 5:00 - 6:00 P.M.   WORKSHOP SESSION 4: AUGUST 25, 2:30 - 3:30 P.M.   WORKSHOP SESSION […]
Published: 07/30/2021
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, which allows individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed through SMI Adviser, a project funded by SAMHSA and administered […]
Published: 10/02/2020
SAMHSA recently released two new publications as part of their Evidence Based Resource Guide Series.   Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, […]
Published: 12/17/2019
The PTTC Network has identified seven areas to focus the development of new resources and training for the prevention workforce across the country. One of those areas of focus is cannabis prevention. A network-wide work group has been convened to develop and produce resources for the prevention field to use to support their efforts in implementing […]
Published: 10/04/2019
Click here to read an important message from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use about treating Opioid Use Disorder. 
Published: 04/30/2019
​CHECK IT OUT! The Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) has create the “Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center”. This new Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains […]
Published: 04/29/2019
New Webinar Series from the HHS Partnership Center The HHS Partnership Center will be launching a new educational webinar series, starting Wednesday, April 10, which focuses on mental health: the signs, symptoms, and strategies for care. These webinars are open to the public and geared to inform faith and community leaders who serve on the […]
Published: 04/03/2019
SAMHSA recently releases two new products of interest for prevention professionals!   Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents This Guidance document gives a “bird’s eye view” of strategies to support best practice prescribing of antipsychotics for youth and summarizes the available evidence and principles to support these […]
Published: 03/21/2019
Like many other chronic medical conditions, substance use disorders (SUDs) are both treatable and preventable. With the award of new funding from SAMHSA, the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) will advance SUD prevention efforts by providing training and technical assistance to prevention professionals working across the country.   The PTTC includes one coordinating office and […]
Published: 02/26/2019
  The State Targeted Response (STR) Technical Assistance (TA) Consortium was created to support your efforts in addressing opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is here to provide local expertise in your communities to help address the opioid public health crisis. […]
Published: 01/22/2019
HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded over $1 billion in opioid-specific grants to help combat the crisis ravaging our country. The awards support HHS's Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week. New data unveiled recently […]
Published: 01/22/2019
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