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Colored bar bannerListening Session and Strategic Discussion Series
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network are facilitating a FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for the substance use (SU) prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces focused on emerging issues around social determinants of health (SDH) and COVID-19. Check out the series webpage to watch recorded webinars and download relevant resources.


Self-Care in a Selfless Field Webinar

Presented by the Mountain Plains PTTC, this webinar touches on possible signs of burnout, how to implement self-care practices to your daily life, and receive available resources to combat the effects of work-related stress. This webinar was held on April 21, 2020. Download the presentation slides, recording, and resources.

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.

Heart surrounded by handsPrevention 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. 

Additional disaster resources can be found at South Southwest PTTC's Disaster Resources page


Social Development Strategy Slide Deck for You by the Northwest PTTC
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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Connecting Prevention Specialist to Native Communities During Times of Crisis: Listening Sessions

NAIAN APril 10 EventThe National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC would like to invite you to join the first session: Connecting Prevention Specialists to Native Communities During Times of Crisis: Listening Sessions.

The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC will be holding virtual sessions to support our Native communities in these challenging times. Our first session will include a time of listening when you can share thoughts and concerns about the current needs and challenges that your communities and programs are facing, as well as bringing up topics you would like us to cover in future sessions. We hope these meetings will be supportive and helpful, and that we can help connect you with the resources you need. Also feel free to reach out to Cindy Sagoe in advance to let her know if there are any topics you specifically want us to be prepared to address. We hope each and every one of you are staying safe and we look forward to connecting with you soon!




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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.

PROSPER: PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience
PROSPER isn’t a program, rather it is a scientifically-proven delivery system that facilitates sustained, quality delivery of evidence-based programs that reduce risky youth behaviors, enhance positive youth development and strengthen families.

Sources of Strength: COVID Online tools and Resources
Sources of Strength provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.

Too Good
Too Good programs empower children with the social-emotional learning and substance abuse prevention skills they need to lead happy and healthy lives.

Alcohol and Drug-Related Problem Prevention Education & Resources by PRI
Prime For Life® (multiple syllabus options available), Prime For Life® 420 (THC-focused), and Prime Solutions® (treatment-focused) are research-based, motivational programs that encourage making low-risk alcohol and drug choices and protecting what we value most in life. Instructor/counselor training and Continuing Education courses for prevention specialists available online, along with information on adapting program implementation to social distancing requirements. Created with all ages and audiences in mind by Prevention Research Institute – a private, nonprofit organization.


Leadership Resources




* Modification of Evidence-based Practices 

Please note that Evidence-based practices (EBPs) are practices, programs or interventions that have met scientific criteria for efficacy through experimental testing. In order, to get the same effects as the EBP they should be implemented with fidelity. Modifications or adaptations of EBPs may be necessary in real-world settings due to changes in systems and institutions. In these cases, the expected outcomes of EBPs will differ. When possible consultant with the developers of the EBP to get information on how modifications can be made. 




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