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Rhode Island Youth Marijuana 2015
Uploaded on June 23, 2017

Rhode Island State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), May 2015

This data brief was created by the SEOW on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). It focuses on data gathered through the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Youth
Types: Factsheets
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Beyond Bathrooms: Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Student Policies in Rhode Island
Uploaded on June 20, 2017

American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, June 2017
This report was developed by the ACLU of Rhode Island in response to the rescinding of the civil rights protections for transgender students.  This report analyzes the current policy landscape at the state and local levels.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources, State Legislation/Laws, Youth
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth across Service Sectors
Uploaded on May 23, 2017

Find Youth Info
This brief is based on a webinar, Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth Across Service Sectors, held Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The webinar was sponsored by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), a collaboration of 18 Federal departments and agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth and promote the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Mental Health, Youth
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
Uploaded on May 23, 2017

Children’s Bureau/Child Welfare Information Gateway, November 2014
This factsheet discusses the nature of trauma, its effects on children and youth, and ways to help your child. By increasing your understanding of trauma, you can help support your child’s healing, your relationship with him or her, and your family as a whole.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Mental Health, Youth
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: English

Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Critical Issues and New Directions
Uploaded on May 23, 2017

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, June 2007
Child traumatic stress occurs when children and adolescents are exposed to traumatic events or situations, and this exposure overwhelms their ability to cope with what they have experienced. For youth involved with the juvenile justice system, the prevalence of youth exposed to trauma is believed to be higher. This article explores that.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Mental Health
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Summer Activities around RI – 2017
Uploaded on May 17, 2017

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2017
Here are some fun (and mostly free) activities to do in RI and nearby CT and MA with the kiddos (or not) for the summer.  It helps make life a little easier when you hear “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do”.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

The Journal of Adolescent Health
Uploaded on May 15, 2017

The Journal of Adolescent Health has published a supplemental journal on adolescent health and teen pregnancy prevention.   There is free access to all of the articles.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Mental Health of Transgender Youth: The Role of Family, School, and Community in Promoting Resilience
Uploaded on May 11, 2017

University of Minnesota – Extension, April 2017
This issue reflects a year-long process of collaborative work with research and community authors, and a strong area of interest within Minnesota communities and beyond. The focus of this eReview is on gender variance and trans identities among children and adolescents. We specifically review what is understood at this point about gender variance in development, associated mental health considerations, and contexts such as families, schools, and community organizations that can serve to mitigate or exacerbate risks. In addition to our review of the state of research, two community authors who work with trans youth and their families weigh in on the implications this research has for their work.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Recovery Support Line Now Available 24/7
Uploaded on May 1, 2017

Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, March 16, 2017
The State’s dedicated recovery support phone line – 401-942-STOP (7867) –now connects Rhode Islanders with treatment and recovery supports at any time, day or night, 365 days a year. The phone line was established last June as a “Warm Line” (available during limited hours) as part of Governor Raimondo’s statewide, multimedia public education campaign to promote treatment and recovery and reduce the stigma of substance use disorders. The phone line is staffed by licensed chemical dependency counselors and connects individuals in crisis with treatment and recovery supports. Spanish speaking counselors are also available to assist those in need.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Five Agencies Named as Regional Prevention Task Forces
Uploaded on April 13, 2017

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH), February, 2017
The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) has made awards to create five Regional Prevention Task Forces. BHDDH has awarded $1.4 million in Federal Block Grant funding to the newly formed Task Forces. The organizations which will receive funds to provide comprehensive substance use prevention and behavioral health promotion services are:
-Woonsocket Prevention Coalition Corporation – serving Burrillville, Woonsocket, Cumberland, Lincoln, Pawtucket, North Smithfield and Central Falls;
-Providence Healthy Communities Office, City of Providence – serving the City of Providence;
-BAY Team, Town of Barrington — serving East Providence, Barrington, Warren and Bristol;
-Newport County Prevention Coalition, Town of Tiverton – serving Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown, Middletown and Newport;
-Coastline EAP – serving North Kingstown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown, Westerly and New Shoreham

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Funding Resources, RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Association Between The Real Cost Media Campaign and Smoking Initiation Among Youths
Uploaded on April 13, 2017

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2017
In the United States, approximately 900,000 youths smoke their first cigarette each year (1). Health communication interventions are evidence-based strategies for preventing the initiation of tobacco use, promoting and facilitating cessation, and changing beliefs and attitudes about tobacco use (2,3). This report describes the association between the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) first national tobacco public education campaign, The Real Cost, and rates of smoking initiation among youths in the United States from 2014 to 2016. A nationally representative cohort study of youths (N = 5,185) was conducted during November 2013-March 2016. Results from a discrete-time survival model indicate that, among youths who reported never having smoked a cigarette in the baseline survey, the odds of reporting smoking initiation at follow-up were lower among youths with frequent exposure to campaign advertisements than among those with little or no exposure (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] = 0.70, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.55-0.91). Based on the results of the model, The Real Cost is associated with an estimated 348,398 U.S. youths aged 11-18 years who did not initiate smoking during February 2014-March 2016. Sustained youth-focused tobacco education campaigns, such as The Real Cost, can help speed progress toward preventing tobacco use among youths in the United States.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults
Uploaded on March 21, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice-Drug Enforcement Administration, 2017
This publication gives you everything you need to know about marijuana,  from the long term effects on your brain, to whether or not it’s still considered a “gateway drug.”

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Journal of Adolescent Health
Uploaded on March 16, 2017

Journal of Adolescent Health, 2017
The Journal of Adolescent Health is a multidisciplinary scientific Journal, which seeks to publish new research findings in the field of Adolescent Medicine and Health ranging from the basic biological and behavioral sciences to public health and policy.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

2017 National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Uploaded on March 2, 2017

childwelfare.gov, 2017

Each year in April, we acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. This year, National Child Abuse Prevention Month focuses on the theme “Building Community, Building Hope.” To help you plan for the 2017 National Child Abuse Prevention Month and learn how to build your community and build hope in children and families, you can:

  • Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find useful resources.
  • Download the 2016/2017 Prevention Resource Guide: Building Community, Building Hope and learn how to strengthen families using protective factors.
  • Access dozens of tip sheets—including two new ones available only online: “Finding Affordable Housing” and “Making a Family Emergency Preparedness Plan”—in English and Spanish that can be distributed to parents and caregivers.
  • Bookmark three activity calendars—one each for prevention programs, parents, and community partners—and discover ways to plan and engage with families through activities and events inspired by the protective factors.
  • View our prevention video gallery, which features the “Building Community, Building Hope” series. You can also view and share national child abuse prevention partners’ videos via email and social media to raise awareness among your networks.
  • Download and post National Child Abuse Prevention Month widgets to your website to help promote the initiative.
  • Join the conversation and share what you’ve learned on Facebook or Twitter by using #PreventionMonth or #NCAPM2017.

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Factsheets, Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Counseling Parents and Teens About Marijuana Use in the Era of Legalization of Marijuana
Uploaded on March 2, 2017

Pediatrics, AAP Publications, February 2017
Many states have recently made significant changes to their legislation making recreational and/or medical marijuana use by adults legal. Although these laws, for the most part, have not targeted the adolescent population, they have created an environment in which marijuana increasingly is seen as acceptable, safe, and therapeutic. This clinical report offers guidance to the practicing pediatrician based on existing evidence and expert opinion/consensus of the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding anticipatory guidance and counseling to teenagers and their parents about marijuana and its use. The recently published technical report provides the detailed evidence and references regarding the research on which the information in this clinical report is based.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Fentanyl – Helpline Info
Uploaded on March 2, 2017

Fentanyl – Helpline Information

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Social Determinants and Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Exploring the Role of Nontraditional Partnerships
Uploaded on February 24, 2017

Health Promotion Practice, 2016
Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence teen pregnancy is paramount to eliminating disparities and achieving health equity. Expanding prevention efforts from purely individual behavior change to improving the social, political, economic, and built environments in which people live, learn, work, and play may better equip vulnerable youth to adopt and sustain healthy decisions. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the Office of Adolescent Health funded state- and community-based organizations to develop and implement the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Community-Wide Initiative. This effort approached teen pregnancy from an SDOH perspective, by identifying contextual factors that influence teen pregnancy and other adverse sexual health outcomes among vulnerable youth. Strategies included, but were not limited to, conducting a root cause analysis and establishing nontraditional partnerships to address determinants identified by community members. This article describes the value of an SDOH approach for achieving health equity, explains the integration of such an approach into community-level teen pregnancy prevention activities, and highlights two project partners’ efforts to establish and nurture nontraditional partnerships to address specific SDOH.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

GenderSpectrum
Uploaded on February 24, 2017

Gender Spectrum, 2016
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

The Very High Cost of Smoking Cigarettes (Finance Worksheet)
Uploaded on February 1, 2017

This worksheet helps smokers on how smoking affects their budget.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research
Uploaded on January 17, 2017

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineers, and Medicine, January 12, 2017
In one of the most comprehensive studies of recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of relevant scientific research published since 1999. This report summarizes the current state of evidence regarding what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including effects related to therapeutic uses of cannabis and potential health risks related to certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries. Areas in need of additional research and current barriers to conducting cannabis research are also covered in this comprehensive report.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Talking to Parents About Depression
Uploaded on December 14, 2016

Kidshealth.org, 2016
This link shows how kids can talk to parents about depression.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Facing Addiction in America
Uploaded on December 2, 2016

The Surgeon Generals Report, 2016
The United States has a serious substance misuse problem. Substance misuse is the use of alcohol or drugs in a manner, situation, amount, or frequency that could cause harm to the user or to those around them. Alcohol and drug misuse and related substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and impose enormous costs on our society. In 2015, 66.7 million people in the United States reported binge drinking in the past month and 27.1 million people were current users of illicit drugs or misused prescription drugs. The accumulated costs to the individual, the family, and the community are staggering and arise as a consequence of many direct and indirect effects, including compromised physical and mental health, increased spread of infectious disease, loss of productivity, reduced quality of life, increased crime and violence, increased motor vehicle crashes, abuse and neglect of children, and health care costs.

This Surgeon General’s Report has been created because of the important health and social problems associated with alcohol and drug misuse in America.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Operation Prevention: Middle School Lesson Plan
Uploaded on December 1, 2016

Operation Prevention, 2016
Operation Prevention is an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention’s mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Uploaded on December 1, 2016

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), 2016
This website provides useful resources to assist you with the selection and implementation of evidence-based programs and practices addressing substance abuse and mental health. More than 100 resources and links related to planning, evaluating, implementing, and sustaining evidence-based programs. Topical literature reviews on relevant behavioral health topics are featured on this page. You will also find links to other evidence-based clearinghouses.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

ELECTRONIC NICOTINE DELIVERY SYSTEMS: KEY FACTS
Uploaded on November 21, 2016

CDC
Key facts on the electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets, Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Develop the knowledge and skills to effectively engage youth in all aspects of your substance misuse prevention efforts—from planning to evaluation.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Learn how to plan and conduct key informant interviews that produce the valuable information you need to inform your prevention efforts.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Focusing on Focus Groups (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Discover the key elements of focus group design and delivery through case examples to highlight the many ways focus groups can be used to support prevention practice.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Go Get It! Finding Existing Data to Inform Your Prevention Efforts (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Explore strategies for identifying, locating, and accessing the data you need to assess the substance use prevention needs of your community.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

What is the SPF? An Introduction to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Take a guided tour of the SPF, a data-driven planning process designed to help you more effectively address substance misuse and related prevention needs in your community.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Learn about the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, and specific drug effects—and get a glimpse of the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics (OPEN), Training Course
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
Explore what sustainability looks like in the context of substance misuse prevention—and how to prepare for sustainability planning in your community.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

The Role of Prevention in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, 2010

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Pediatric Marijuana and Methamphetamine Exposure: Trends and Impact on Children
Uploaded on November 15, 2016

OCR Training Coordinator, 2016
With the legalization of marijuana and the increase in prescription drug abuse in Colorado, the issue of substance exposed newborns and drug endangered children continues to be in important topic for the many professionals that serve women of child-bearing age, pregnant women and young families. This presentation will provide an overview of the impacts of prenatal drug and alcohol exposure including the latest information about marijuana and prescription drugs. It will outline the effects of parental substance use/abuse on mothers, infants, children & families and outline a plan for identification and services for these families.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

HEROIN Booklet
Uploaded on November 14, 2016

Chariho, 2016
In 2015 , 1 in 20 adolescents and adults – 12 million people – used prescription pain medication when it was not prescribed for them or only for the feeling it caused. While many believe these drugs are not dangerous because they can be prescribed by a doctor, abuse often leads to dependence. And eventually, for some, pain medication abuse leads to heroin.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National, RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Flex Your Face
Uploaded on November 10, 2016

Flex Your Face
Our mission is to IGNITE your life through the celebration of small moments in your day. Get excited about the opportunities that each day brings. Launch your smile at the world today.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Be Fearless Be Kind
Uploaded on November 10, 2016

Hasbro, 2016
BE FEARLESS BE KIND is Hasbro’s new signature philanthropic initiative. It’s designed to inspire and empower kids to have the compassion, empathy and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives.  Our call to action is simple: BE FEARLESS BE KIND. We know it’s not always easy to be kind. If often takes courage to do the right thing. That’s why we use the words BE FEARLESS BE KIND.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Hidden in Plain Sight
Uploaded on November 10, 2016

PowertotheParent.org
Strengthen your detective skills as a parent. Search this teen’s room for clues that might indicate drug or alcohol use. Click on the items in the photo to learn more: http://powertotheparent.org/hidden-in-plain-sight/

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

LESSONS LEARNED AFTER 4 YEARS OF MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION
Uploaded on November 9, 2016

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), October 2016
In the wake of multimillion-dollar political campaigns funded with out-of-state money, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012. Though it would take more than a year to set up retail stores, personal use (CO, WA) and home cultivation (in CO, which includes giving away of up to six plants) were almost immediately legalized after the vote.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

2016 Mental Health Resource Guide – City of Providence
Uploaded on November 7, 2016

The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC), 2016
The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC) is the lead drug and alcohol prevention voice and policy making body for the City of Providence. The vibrant and diverse Council is made up of more than 25 committed individuals and organizations from across the City that represent and work with Providence youth to keep them healthy, safe, and able to reach their full potential. The MSAPC is a program within the City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office.

The Resource Guide is divided into 5 primary focus sections that give a general idea to what an organization’s overall focus is: 1. Basic Needs- emergency food, clothing, emergency housing assistance, rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. 2. Children, Youth, and Families– programs mainly focused on the family unit, child welfare, and mothers. Specialized resources for Spanish-speaking and LGBTQ+ residents are included. 3. Inpatient Treatment– hospitalization and addiction recovery resources. 4. Mental Health and Recovery Services- behavioral healthcare and outpatient treatment services located in the community. 5. Other Services– various other resources that are important to mental health but cannot specifically be categorized into the previous sections.

Each entry in this resource guide details a different organization that serves the Providence community and includes information that lists the services the organization provides, the clientele they serve, any special programs the organization offers, the languages the organization speaks, and the forms of payment that are accepted by the organization. While we strive to provide the most current information, please note that organization services may change.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

CITY OF PROVIDENCE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES OFFICE – Annual Report 2015-2016
Uploaded on November 7, 2016

The City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office (HCO), 2016
The City of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office (HCO) serves as the coordinating body for the City’s healthy living policies, activities and funding initiatives. The HCO designs and implements policy and systems changes to increase the health and safety of Providence’s neighborhoods and empowers residents with public education and information to promote healthy environments in their communities and make healthy, positive, informed choices.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

SAMHSA’s Youth Engagement Guidance
Uploaded on October 31, 2016

SAMHSA, 2016
The purpose of this Guidance is to provide federal staff and contractors with strategies, tools, and tips for appropriately engaging youth in government sponsored events and meetings in order to:
– Help ensure a positive, supportive, and meaningful experience for youth
– Support SAMHSA in gaining valuable input and perspectives from youth
– Demonstrate and role model best practices for engaging youth Given these three primary objectives, this Guidance

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Pulse: Bringing Mental Health Care To Kids In School
Uploaded on October 21, 2016

Rhode Island Public Radio, October 20, 2016
Accessing mental health care can be tough for kids in Rhode Island. There’s a shortage of practitioners and programs and a growing need for care. This week on The Pulse, we explore how schools and communities are bridging some of the gaps, bringing mental health services right into the school building.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

The BAY Team’s Parenting is Prevention video series
Uploaded on October 17, 2016

The BAY Team, October 2016
Parenting is prevention video series.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: English

Not Your Mother’s Scare Tactics: The Changing Landscape of Fear-based Messaging Research
Uploaded on October 17, 2016

SAMHSA’s CAPT, October 2016

Since the 1960s, substance misuse prevention practitioners have relied heavily on scare tactics and fear-based messages as core elements of prevention programming. Focused on eliciting an emotional response, these messages have historically been moralistic in nature, exaggerating the harmful effects of substance use and often failing to include factual information about the dangers of use. Moreover, most messages have focused entirely on abstinence rather than on reducing rates of misuse or the harmful consequences of use.
Though practitioners often turn to this type of messaging reflexively, a significant body of evidence suggests that scare tactics and fear-based approaches have not been effective in preventing substance misuse and, in some cases, have contributed to increased rates of use. Much of what is known about the ineffectiveness of scare tactics, however, stems from research conducted more than 20 years ago.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice
Uploaded on September 20, 2016

The National Academies Press, 2016
Bullying, long tolerated by many as a rite of passage into adulthood, is now recognized as a major and preventable public health problem, one that can have long-lasting consequences (McDougall and Vaillancourt, 2015; Wolke and Lereya, 2015). Those consequences—for those who are bullied, for the perpetrators of bullying, and for witnesses who are present during a bullying event—include poor school performance, anxiety, depression, and future delinquent and aggressive behavior. Federal, state, and local governments have responded by adopting laws and implementing programs to prevent bullying and deal with its consequences. However, many of these responses have been undertaken with little attention to what is known about bullying and its effects. Even the definition of bullying varies among both researchers and lawmakers, though it generally includes physical and verbal behavior, behavior leading to social isolation, and behavior that uses digital communications technology (cyber-bullying). This report adopts the term “bullying behavior,” which is frequently used in the research field, to cover all of these behaviors.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Uploaded on September 14, 2016

National Institute on Drug Abuse, May 2015
Information/facts on how marijuana affects the body for teens.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Mental Health First Aid Course
Uploaded on September 8, 2016

Mental Health First Aid , 2016
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.  Operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid USA has an important goal for 2016:  Make it a priority to train 1 Million First Aiders in the U.S.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Treatment options
Uploaded on September 6, 2016

Turn The Tide
Things to know when you decide to prescribe opiods.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Positive youth development in the United States: Research findings on evaluations of positive youth development programs.
Uploaded on September 6, 2016

APA PsycNet, June 2002
The past 30 yrs have seen widespread proliferation of prevention and positive youth development (PYD) programs. More recently, the field has witnessed a greater focus on evaluation of programs emphasizing PYD, the subject of the present study. Interest in PYD has grown as a result of studies that show the same individual, family, school, and community factors often predict both positive and negative outcomes for youth. Such factors as developing strong bonds with healthy adults and maintaining regular involvement in positive activities not only create a positive developmental pathway, but can prevent the occurrence of problems. While encouraging, these findings highlight the need for systematic review across programs to further their general acceptance by the field. Thus, the goals of the present study were to research and establish both theoretical and empirical definitions of PYD and related concepts; document and describe common denominators between risk and protective factors implicated in youth problem behavior; identify and summarize the results of evaluations of PYD interventions; and identify elements contributing to both the success and lack of success in PYD programs and program evaluations, as well as potential improvements in evaluation approaches.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
Uploaded on September 6, 2016

National Institute on Drug Abuse, January 2014
Evidence-Based Approaches to Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorders:
Research evidence supports the effectiveness of various substance abuse treatment approaches for adolescents. Examples of specific evidence-based approaches are described below, including behavioral and family-based interventions as well as medications. Each approach is designed to address specific aspects of adolescent drug use and its consequences for the individual, family, and society.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

PsychArmor Institute Courses (Free Online Courses)
Uploaded on August 23, 2016

PsychArmor, 2016
Institute hosts over 100 free online courses on how to effectively work with, live with, or care for veterans! PsychArmor has over 50 new free online courses in production spanning each of its schools: Military Culture, Healthcare Providers, Employers, Educators, Volunteers, Caregivers, and Families.
http://www.psycharmor.org/

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

COVENTRY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION TASK FORCE (Video series)
Uploaded on July 20, 2016

Coventry Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, 2016
Informative video series featuring local community members discussing important topics: the opioid epidemic; how to keep our children safe; substance abuse signs; Narcan; Good Samaritan Law; recovery resources etc.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Understanding Who Is at Risk
Uploaded on July 14, 2016

SAMHSA, June 3, 2016
This decision support tool provides information from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on factors that have been shown to increase risk of or protect against the non-medical use of prescription drugs.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Programs and Strategies
Uploaded on July 14, 2016

SAMHSA CAPT, June 3, 2016
This decision support tool provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Overview of Factors and Strategies
Uploaded on July 14, 2016

SAMHSA CAPT, 2016
This tool provides key research findings on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, a summary of risk and protective factors associated with prescription drug misuse, and programs and strategies that have been shown to be effective in addressing these factors.

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

LGBTQI Health Resource Guide
Uploaded on July 13, 2016

Charlie McNabb, GLBT Roundtable, March 2016 
This resource guide is intended to assist patients, clinicians, and researchers in finding information about LGBTQI-specific health issues, healthcare, associations, and providers.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Teen’s Summer: More Freedom, More Relaxation, More Risks
Uploaded on July 11, 2016

Tiverton Prevention Coalotion, June 2016
Coalition News is a free e-newsletter published monthly by The Coalition to keep the community informed about prevention initiatives in Tiverton. We’ll keep you up to date about underage alcohol and substance abuse in Tiverton, provide prevention tips and strategies you can use every day and offer links to other prevention resources in every issue.

June issue: School’s out for the summer. Teens look forward to more free time and some much-needed relaxation, but that freedom comes with risks that parents need to talk about frequently to make sure a safe summer lies ahead.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Raising Healthy Teens: Promoting the Health & Safety of Bristol-Warren Teens
Uploaded on June 22, 2016

Bristol-Warren SAP, Summer 2016
Typically, success has been associated with good grades, high test scores and other indicators of cognitive development but contemporary research in neuroscience, economics and psychology doesn’t focus on IQ when determining who will be successful. The real keys to success are found in a person’s character, not just religious or moral values, but skills and attitudes that parents and schools can cultivate in children. This article talks about teen using vaping/e-cigarettes and how parents can help their children.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit
Uploaded on June 20, 2016

SAMHSA, 2012
This Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), presents an overview of current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. While many challenges exist with regards to the availability of data, this kit aims to create awareness among prevention specialists and healthcare providers of the needs, experiences, and health status of LGBT Americans.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Guidance for Rhode Island Schools on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students
Uploaded on June 16, 2016

Rhode Island Department of Education, June 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is committed to ensuring safe and supportive learning environments for all Rhode Island youth. It is imperative that the school system, along with family and education professionals, be supportive role models and strong advocates for the safety and well-being of children. All students need a safe and supportive school environment to progress academically and developmentally. Therefore, the purpose of this guidance is to:
• Foster an educational environment that is safe and free from discrimination for all students, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression,
• Facilitate compliance with state and federal law concerning bullying, harassment, and discrimination,
• Reduce the stigmatization of and improve the educational integration of transgender and gender non-conforming students, maintaining the privacy of all students, and fostering cultural competence and professional development for school staff, and
• Support healthy communication between educators and parent(s)/guardian(s) to further the successful educational development and well-being of every student.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Addressing the opioid crisis in the U.S.
Uploaded on June 16, 2016

John Snow, Inc/JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., June 2016
Since 1992, JSI has assisted public health agencies and communities in the United States to develop initiatives across the continuum of substance use prevention, early identification, treatment, and recovery support services relative to substance misuse and disorders, including addiction.

The current opioid crisis calls for a comprehensive, multisectoral response. To address this, we have built on our longstanding work of providing technical expertise and bringing policy change and best practices to those serving people affected by substance misuse. We have worked with states, cities, and counties to develop policies, implement interventions, design communications campaigns, create best practice protocols, and evaluate interventions.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Leap of Faith
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

Murrieta Valley High School
A video made by students about suicide prevention.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

End of silence
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

California High School
A video students made about ending the silence of mental health.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Programs and Strategies
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

SAMHSA, June 3, 2016
This decision support tool provides brief summaries of prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, including an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using this information to inform prevention planning efforts.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Understanding Who Is at Risk
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

SAMHSA-CAPT, June 3, 2016
This decision support tool summarizes information from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on factors that have been shown to either increase risk of or protect against the non-medical use of prescription drugs, based on articles published between 2006 and 2012.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse: Overview of Factors and Strategies
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

SAMHSA-CAPT, June 3, 2016
This decision-support tool presents key findings from a review of current research on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, including a summary of risk and protective factors associated with prescription drug misuse, as well as programs and strategies that have been shown to be effective in addressing these factors.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Drug Rehab
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

Drug Rehab
Information and answers for people fighting addiction. Their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Addiction Guide
Uploaded on June 13, 2016

Addiction Guide
Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. They cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Their mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF COLLEGE STUDENTS AGED 18 TO 22: SUBSTANCE USE FACTS
Uploaded on June 2, 2016

SAMHSA’s CBHSQ, 5/26/16
The most recent CBHSQ report from SAMHSA describes the substance use behaviors of full- and part-time college students, drawing on combined 2011 to 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Addressing the Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs: Unique SPF Challenges (Steps 1-3)
Uploaded on June 2, 2016

SAMHSA CAPT, 4/28/16
Originally delivered to Partnerships for Success 2015 grantees, this webinar explored common challenges to implementing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework to prevent prescription drug use and misuse, such as difficulty accessing data, the need to engage new stakeholders, and limited research on contributing factors.

Webinar recording: https://edc.adobeconnect.com/_a1002235226/p3n8ayw8jg5/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Tools to Assess Community Readiness to Prevent Substance Misuse
Uploaded on June 2, 2016

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 5/13/16
“Readiness” describes the degree to which a community is willing and prepared to address prevention needs. This resource provides a list of tools that practitioners working to prevent substance misuse can use to assess their community’s readiness to address identified needs, and to prioritize those needs accordingly.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prom PSA
Uploaded on June 1, 2016

SK Partnership for Prevention, May 19, 2016
Prom PSA video clip

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

For Parents By Kids
Uploaded on May 25, 2016

Warren Prevention Coalition
What we know about elementary school students:
-They are faced with many difficult decisions
– They need decision making and problem solving skills to help them make good choices
– They need good self-esteem to help fight negative peer pressure
– Parents need to give them suggestions.
This brochure provides “Top 10 Suggestions”.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Dangers of teen vaping topic of Portsmouth forum
Uploaded on May 24, 2016

East Bay RI, April 15, 2016
In this article, Portsmouth, RI educates the community about the risks of e-cigs and vaping.

Youngster who vape have no shortage of products to choose from, and they come in three basic categories, according to Heidi Driscoll, coordinator for the South Kingstown Prevention Partnership.

E-cigs are relatively inexpensive ($10) and come in both disposable and reusable form. Some are rechargeable — users can plug them into a computer using a USB cord — and have flavored cartridges. There are also e-cigars, e-hookahs and e-shishas. Some of the elaborate design schemes make it clear that the manufacturers are targeting youngsters, say critics.

Vaporizers: These do the best job in concealing both the products with which you fill them — called “e-liquids” — as well as the odor they produce.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Health Effects
Uploaded on May 23, 2016

Health Effects of marijuana on the body.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

E-cigarettes: a new foundation for evidence-based policy and practice
Uploaded on May 23, 2016

Public Health England, August 2015
Smoking rates in England are in long-term decline. However, tobacco use remains one of the country’s major public health challenges with the harm increasingly concentrated in more disadvantaged communities. Over recent years, e-cigarettes have risen in popularity to become the number one quitting aid used by smokers. 1 This consumer-led phenomenon has attracted considerable controversy within public health and beyond, with the unfortunate consequence of confusion among the general public about the relative risks of nicotine, e-cigarettes and smoked tobacco.

This latest comprehensive review of the up-to-date evidence on e-cigarettes, commissioned from Professor Ann McNeill and Professor Peter Hajek, synthesises what is now a substantial international peer-reviewed evidence base on e-cigarettes. It provides a firm foundation for policy development and public health practice in the context of new regulations for e-cigarettes to be introduced in the UK from May 2016 under the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (currently under consultation).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Bad Influence: The use of legal and illegal drugs is a growing menace on our roadways
Uploaded on May 23, 2016

Auto Club Group AAA, 2016
Today, impaired driving involves much more than just alcohol. It includes illegal drugs such as heroin, meth and even “bath salts.” It also includes prescription drugs, which can be abused by those with a prescription or, frequently, those who steal or obtain them from others. And often, drugs are mixed with alcohol, which by itself remains a menacing problem. There’s no doubt—drugged driving is increasing across the country and making impaired driving a more complicated issue to address.

Advocating for traffic safety has always been and will continue to be a top priority for AAA. We hope you find this publication to be informational and a valuable resource.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

State of RI Final Strategic Plan for Substance Abuse Prevention 2016-2019
Uploaded on May 16, 2016

The RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH), 4/12/16
BHDDH and key stakeholders, who have a vested interest in prevention, have collaborated to develop the following strategic prevention plan. The purpose of this plan is to outline BHDDH’s primary goals and strategies to strengthen the infrastructure and to provide support at the State and community-level to prevent and reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth and young adults. BHDDH utilizes a life span framework across the Institute of Medicine (IOM) care continuum focusing on priority populations and activities, including but not limited to substance abuse prevention, mental health promotion, violence prevention and tobacco control to promote health and mental wellness in Rhode Island (RI). The life span (course, or stages) framework helps to explain health and disease patterns, particularly health disparities, across populations and over time.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Peer Recovery Specialist Certification Guide: A Study Guide for the Certification Exam
Uploaded on April 12, 2016

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., March 2016
The Rhode Island Peer Recovery Specialist Certification Guide: A Study Guide for the Certification Exam is a resource funded by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to serve as a study aid to assist peer recovery professionals to prepare for and pass the Rhode Island Peer Recovery Specialist Certification Exam. The guide was developed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. under contract with BHDDH. Funding is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through a contract with the Center for Social Innovations (CSI). The contents of this Guide do not necessarily represent the official views or policies of SAMHSA, CSI or BHDDH.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH IN RHODE ISLAND (2015) – A STATE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PROFILE
Uploaded on April 7, 2016

Brown University School of Public Health, Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology, State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW), November 2015, revised February 29, 2016
This is the State Epi Profile report. The purpose of this report is to identify and present documentation on substance use (i.e., alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs) and mental health indicators for both adults and youth in the state of Rhode Island as compared to the United States. Additionally, Rhode Island was also compared to other neighboring and regional states in the New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) and Northeastern (NY, NJ, PA) regions.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Webinar: Community Benefit and Local Substance Use Prevention
Uploaded on March 30, 2016

Office of National Drug Control Policy, January 21, 2016
The Office of National Drug Control Policy examines how the new ACA Community Benefit provisions can support community level substance use prevention efforts. Learn more about the Community Benefit and how community coalitions have collaborated with their local non-profit hospitals here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/prevention

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Public Policy/Legislation, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Media Messaging Efforts to Reduce Opioid Misuse and Abuse: Selected Examples from the Northeast
Uploaded on March 16, 2016

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, February 27, 2016
Media, in its various forms, can be a powerful tool for conveying important public health messages. To help state-level prevention practitioners use media messaging to address the opioid epidemic, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) has collected examples of messaging efforts developed by states located in the northeast region of United States. Listed alphabetically by state, the examples range from public service announcements to encourage safe disposal of unused prescription drugs, to statewide social media campaigns aimed at reducing the stigma associated with addiction.


Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood
Uploaded on March 15, 2016

National Institute on Drug, 2016
An online guide about interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors was launched today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The guide offers research-based principles that affect a child’s self-control and overall mental health, starting during pregnancy through the eighth year of life. It recognizes that while substance use generally begins during the teen years, it has known biological, psychological, social, and environmental roots that begin even before birth.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

PROMOTING EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND PREVENTING SUICIDE: A Toolkit for Senior Centers
Uploaded on March 2, 2016

SAMHSA, 2015

This toolkit is a resource for senior center staff and volunteers. As a focus point for the community, senior centers connect older adults with a range of critical services and programs, including meals and nutrition programs, transportation services, health and wellness programs, and social and recreational activities. Therefore, these centers can play an important role in promoting emotional health among older adults and increasing the factors that may protect them from suicide. This toolkit will give you many ideas, examples, tools, and resources for integrating suicide prevention into the work you already do to support the well-being of older adults.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: STUDY GUIDE FOR THE CERTIFICATION EXAM
Uploaded on March 2, 2016

The  Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC), December 2015

The  Rhode Island Prevention Certification Guide: A Study Guide for the Certification Exam is a resource sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to serve as a study aid to assist prevention professionals to prepare for and pass the Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification Exam. The Guide was developed by the RI Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC). The RIPRC is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. under contract with the BHDDH. All or part of the funding for the contract is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this Guide does not necessarily represent the views or policies of either SAMHSA or the BHDDH.

 

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Prevention Collaboration in Action: Stories of Success and Tools to Help You Get There
Uploaded on February 23, 2016

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), FEbruary 10, 2016

On February 10, SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) delivered a virtual guided tour to SAMHSA substance use prevention and mental health services Grantees to showcase the CAPT online toolkit designed to build the capacity of prevention practitioners working in communities to initiate, strengthen, and maintain collaborations that enhance prevention processes and improve health outcomes. To access the toolkit, go to the “Prevention Collaboration in Action” CAPT homepage: https://captcollaboration.edc.org/

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

What is The College Life Study (CLS)?
Uploaded on February 23, 2016

University of Maryland 
The College Life Study (CLS) originally was funded in July 2003. We know that many students engage in risky behaviors during college, such as drinking heavily and using illicit drugs. Some people might consider these behaviors “rites of passage,” but research during the past decade has pointed to a number of negative health consequences associated with these behaviors. Few studies, however, have attempted to understand the course of these behaviors throughout time, how they begin, and how they might impact students’ achievement and health. The College Life Study (CLS), a NIH funded project at the University of Maryland, aims to fill this important gap.

CLS Goals:

  • To better understand the influences that relate to the development of both positive and negative health-related behaviors in college students.
  • To identify the mechanisms by which health-related behaviors, including substance use, might interfere with the course of normal developmental processes, such as healthy social relationships, critical thinking skills, transition to adult roles, and occupational goal-setting.
  • To make recommendations to university policymakers, based on scientific evidence, about how and when to best identify the characteristics of students who might later experience academic difficulties, dropout, health problems, and other consequences that impact upon their ability to achieve their full adult potential.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention TOOLKIT
Uploaded on February 9, 2016

SAMHSA
Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. It has contributed significantly to accidental deaths among those who use or misuse illicit and prescription opioids. In fact, U.S. overdose deaths involving prescription opioid analgesics increased to about 19,000 deaths in 20141,2 more than three times the number in 2001. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers in 2012, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

MA Substance Abuse Education and Information Helpline
Uploaded on February 9, 2016

Health Resource in Action, 2016
Since 1997, HRiA has managed the MA Substance Abuse Education and Information Helpline on behalf of the MA Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. The Helpline is a comprehensive call center and website that provides information and referrals to substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services for those struggling with addiction, people in recovery, families, friends, and service providers.

 

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: New England Region
Languages: English

Effect of a “pill mill” law on opioid prescribing and utilization: The case of Texas
Uploaded on February 2, 2016

Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2016

This study is one of the first to consider the effect of “pill mill” laws on opioid prescribing and use. “Pill mills” are pain management clinics whose providers prescribe large quantities of opioids and other controlled substances with little patient monitoring. Such practices are outside of standard medical practice and can lead to misuse and addiction.

In September 2010, Texas implemented laws to improve the oversight of “pill mills” through several clinic and owner requirements, such as annual clinic certification and verification of owner and employee licensure. Researchers from Johns Hopkins and CDC Injury Center considered the effect on opioid prescribing and use in the year following implementation of the law.

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Relationship between Nonmedical Prescription-Opioid Use and Heroin Use
Uploaded on February 2, 2016

The New England Journal of Medicine, 2016

The studies shows:

  • The transition from prescription opioid non-medical use to heroin use appears to be part of the progression of opioid addiction in a subset of opioid users.
  • Increased heroin use among non-medical users of prescription opioids occurred before policies targeting prescription opioid abuse were implemented.
  • Increased availability, low cost, and high purity are contributing factors often cited by heroin users.


Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National, New England Region
Languages: English

Preventing a Bad Trip: Marijuana Related injury in the Era of Retail Pot
Uploaded on January 7, 2016

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
A report about marijuana related injuries by Rebecca Hebner, MPH.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Factsheets, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: Other States
Languages: English

The Power of Prevention (APHA)
Uploaded on December 17, 2015

American Public Health Association, 2015
Highlights from APHA’s 2015 Annual Meeting

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement, 17 years later
Uploaded on December 10, 2015

Tobacco Free Kids, December 8 2015
Since the states settled their lawsuits against the major tobacco companies in November 1998, our annual reports have assessed whether the states are keeping their promise to use a significant portion of their settlement funds – estimated at $246 billion over the first 25 years – to attack the enormous public health problems caused by tobacco use in the United States. In addition to their settlement funds, the states collect billions each year in tobacco taxes.

This year, the report once again finds the states are spending only a minuscule portion of their tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: Tobacco Free Kids Org.
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

National Report: Rhode Island Ranks 41st in Protecting Kids from Tobacco
Uploaded on December 10, 2015

Tobacco Free Kids, December 8, 2015
A report that shows how Rhode Island ranks 41st in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Rhode Island is spending $397,908 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 3.1 percent of the $12.8 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: Tobacco Free Kids Org.
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

A parent’s guide to preventing underage marijuana use
Uploaded on December 10, 2015

Seattle Children’s, 2014
How does marijuana use affect adolescent health and what parents can do to help.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prevent Impaired Driving
Uploaded on December 10, 2015

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America)
An online toolkit for preventing impaired driving in your communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Behavioral Health Fact Sheets
Uploaded on December 9, 2015

SAMHSA, September 2015
While many of us working in the substance misuse field have long-recognized the value of prevention, placing this work in the context of overall behavior health requires a critical shift in perspective. Applying a behavioral health lens to our current prevention efforts helps us to see the connections between substance misuse and related problems and to take the necessary steps to address these problems in a comprehensive and collaborative way.

CAPT developed a series of behavioral health fact sheets to help practitioners think about their substance misuse prevention work in the overall context of behavioral health.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets, Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

TFRI Annual Meeting: Electronic Cigarettes
Uploaded on December 2, 2015

Tobacco Free Rhode Island, 2015

TFRI had its annual meeting in October 2015 on discussing electronic cigarettes:

  • Who is using them?
  • 2009 Tobacco Control Act
  • What is the science?
  • CDC – potential harms and benefits
  • Federal, state and local initiatives
  • Next steps

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Partners for Success
Uploaded on November 5, 2015

Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Initiative, 2015
In 2014, Citizens and Students Together (CAST) received funding from Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to implement the Partners for Success program in collaboration with the town of Foster. The prevention priority is to reduce marijuana use among 12-17 year olds by implementing strategies through a local coalition that have been working on substance abuse prevention initiatives such as CAST

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana
Types: Factsheets, Funding Resources, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Don’t Forget the Families
Uploaded on October 20, 2015

Search Institute, 2015
Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths
What families do together to build strong relationships in their everyday lives is the foundation for children developing the character strengths they need for success in school, work, and life, according to a new national study from Search Institute.
Titled Don’t Forget the Families, the study of 1,085 parenting adults of 3- to 13-year-olds found that the quality of parent-child relationships is 10 times more powerful than demographics (race, ethnicity, family composition, and family income) in predicting whether children are developing critical character strengths they need to be their best in school and in life.These strengths include being motivated to learn, being responsible, and caring for others.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Marijuana!! The Truth!
Uploaded on September 23, 2015

Steven Crowder, 2012
This is a video about Marijuana asking people in the street about their opinion if it should be legalized.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Back-to-School Survival Guide for Parents
Uploaded on August 25, 2015

Drugfree.org 

Getting ready for the upcoming school year isn’t all about notebooks, brand new clothes, and lunchboxes. It’s also about preparing your child for a new transition and laying the foundation for good communication.

Questions about drugs and alcohol will inevitably come up during the school year as your son or daughter meets different friends, encounters unfamiliar social situations and is exposed to pop culture and media.

To help parents, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has assembled this virtual backpack. Not only will it better equip your child during this transition, it’s filled with tips and tools for talking, listening and improving your overall communication so that when your child has questions about drugs and alcohol, you will be the one he or she turns to.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Invisible Epidemic
Uploaded on August 10, 2015

National Center for Biotechnology Information
Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, among adults 60 and older is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Yet, even as the number of older adults suffering from these disorders climbs, the situation remains underestimated, underidentified, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. Until relatively recently, alcohol and prescription drug misuse, which affects up to 17 percent of older adults, was not discussed in either the substance abuse or the gerontological literature

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse: Improper Use of Medications
Uploaded on August 10, 2015

National Institute on Aging

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prescription Drug Abuse: Older Adults
Uploaded on August 10, 2015

National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2014
Persons aged 65 years and older comprise only 13 percent of the population, yet account for more than one-third of total outpatient spending on prescription medications in the United States. Older patients are more likely to be prescribed long-term and multiple prescriptions, and some experience cognitive decline, which could lead to improper use of medications. Alternatively, those on a fixed income may abuse another person’s remaining medication to save money.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Juggling Multiple Medications? What You Can Do to Stay Safe
Uploaded on August 10, 2015

National Council on Patient Information and Education, 2011
If you are like most people over 65, you’re taking several different medications every day. You probably also see several healthcare professionals, manage at least one chronic condition and use more than one pharmacy. It’s a lot to keep track of, but there are steps you can take to actively and safely manage your medications.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

SKPP “We Hear You” PSA
Uploaded on August 5, 2015

South Kingstown Partnership For Prevention, 2015
Created by teenagers to let parents know they hear them listens to them when talking about drugs and alcohol, and also not to give up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH2dBw6WM38 

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Other Drugs
Types: N/A
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

DEA Announces 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back
Uploaded on August 5, 2015

Drug Enforcement Administration, 2015
DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time in every state but Pennsylvania and Delaware, where the event will take place on September 12. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to www.dea.gov . This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: National
Languages: English

The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress
Uploaded on August 4, 2015

Surgeon General, 2014
Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General’s report warning of the health hazards of smoking, we have learned how to end the tobacco epidemic. Over the past five decades, scientists, researchers and policy makers have determined what works, and what steps must be taken if we truly want to bring to a close one of our nation’s most tragic battles—one that has killed ten times the number of Americans who died in all of our nation’s wars combined. This report highlights both the dramatic progress our nation has made reducing tobacco use and the continuing burden of disease and death caused by smoking.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

CSAP Strategies
Uploaded on July 23, 2015

The CSAP Strategies are methods or mechanisms of substance abuse prevention delivery. All six strategies are met under the MOD.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

17 Things To Do Instead of Drugs
Uploaded on July 22, 2015

Mt. Hope High School Kids
A group of kids from Mt. Hope High School did a video to promote awareness on life choices for young people on what they can do instead of using drugs.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

States and Municipalities with Laws Regulating Use of Electronic Cigarettes
Uploaded on July 22, 2015

American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation, 2015
This list includes states and municipalities with laws currently in effect that regulate where use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is prohibited. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that are designed to mimic cigarettes by vaporizing a nicotine-laced liquid that is inhaled by the user. The use of e-cigarettes in workplaces and public places is a significant public health concern, not only because of their unregulated constituents and the potential health impact of the vapor on users and bystanders, but also because e-cigarette use causes public confusion as to where smoking is allowed, resulting in compliance problems with smokefree laws.
Most local and state smokefree laws were enacted before e-cigarettes were on the market, so while such laws do not explicitly mention e-cigarettes, it should not be assumed that their use is permitted. Existing smokefree laws are often interpreted to prohibit e-cigarette use in their smokefree provisions.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: National
Languages: English

Start Here Go Big Posters
Uploaded on June 12, 2015

Ponaganset High School and Citizens and Students Together, 2015
Posters from the Asset Building Campaign at Ponaganset High School.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: English

Growing drug problem at Smithfield High School raises alarms but not funding
Uploaded on June 5, 2015

The Smithfield Times, Inc., 2015
Substance abuse among teenagers exists in every community and is creating a public health problem of epidemic proportions in Rhode Island. Whether rich or poor, teens under the age of 18 are using alcohol and illicit drugs to get high—sometimes during the school day—even right here in Smithfield. Smithfield High School students have a higher rate of substance abuse than the state average, ranking the town near the top of school-age drug abusers, according to the Rhode Island Community Profile. The study identifies the illegal substances of choice for local high school students as marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs (not prescribed by a doctor), and other drugs, including cocaine.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: English

What’s the Prescription? Strategies and Interventions to Prevent the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
Uploaded on June 4, 2015

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2013
This is the second webinar in a two-part series that offers PFS II grantees a chance to explore current research on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, and implications for the implementation of evidence-based strategies.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Beyond the Warning Label: Identifying and Prioritizing Risk and Protective Factors for Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
Uploaded on June 4, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2013
This is the first webinar in a two-part series that offers PFS II grantees an introduction to the process of identifying and prioritizing risk and protective factors that contribute to non-medical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse
Uploaded on June 4, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a complex problem, affecting individuals of all ages and in all communities across the country and its territories. Prescription drugs include pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Prescription drug misuse or abuse describes situations in which individuals use these drugs in ways they were not intended: either without a prescription, inconsistent with the doctor’s instructions, or only for the experience or feeling they produce.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) / E-Cigarette Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 6, 2015

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), more commonly known as e-cigarettes, are growing in popularity among adults as well as youth.  Largely unregulated, heavily marketed and easily accessible, these products may entice young people to try tobacco and lead to long term tobacco use.

 

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Youth Speaker for Prevention
Uploaded on May 4, 2015

The Herren Project

Chris Herren spoke with over 500,000 youth in the last 12 months and partners with governmental agencies.

The Impact Speaker Series is designed to educate youth and at-risk populations on the importance of a healthy lifestyle,  good decision making and providing “real-world” techniques on how to handle pressure within a teen’s life, community or  family situation. To submit your school, recovery facility or community group to be considered as a location for the The Herren Project Impact Speaker Series, please complete the On-line Grant Application. If awarded, Chris Herren will travel to your facility to share his story with your school or group at no cost  in the hopes of making a difference in one person’s life.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2014
Uploaded on April 20, 2015

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), April 17, 2015
Tobacco use and addiction most often begin during youth and young adulthood. Youth use of tobacco in any form is unsafe. To determine the prevalence and trends of current (past 30-day) use of nine tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, hookahs, tobacco pipes, snus, dissolvable tobacco, and bidis) among U.S. middle (grades 6–8) and high school (grades 9–12) students, CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed data from the 2011–2014 National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

The Cost is Too High: Marijuana Affects Learning
Uploaded on April 20, 2015

The Barrington Adult Youth Team Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse
(Poster)
– Marijuana impairs a young person’s ability to concentrate and retain information.
– Marijuana use is linked to poor grades and a higher dropout rate

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

The Cost is Too High: Marijuana Affects Driving
Uploaded on April 20, 2015

The Barrington Adult Youth Team Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse
(Poster)
– Marijuana causes reduced attention, reaction time and impaired ability to track objects.
– Drivers who use marijuana are 2x as likely to cause a crash resulting in injury or death

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

The Cost is Too High: Marijuana is Addictive
Uploaded on April 20, 2015

The Barrington Adult Youth Team Against Alcohol and Drug Use
(Poster)
– About 1 in 6 people who start smoking marijuana in their teens will become addicted.
– Marijuana is the number one reason RI teens are admitted for inpatient treatment of illicit drug abuse.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse
Uploaded on April 16, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMSHA)
Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a complex problem, affecting individuals of all ages and in all communities across the country and its territories. Prescription drugs include pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. Prescription drug misuse or abuse describes situations in which individuals use these drugs in ways they were not intended: either without a prescription, inconsistent with the doctor’s instructions, or only for the experience or feeling they produce.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Children Who Sip Alcohol More Likely to Become Teens Who Get Drunk: Study Children Who Sip Alcohol More Likely to Become Teens Who Get Drunk: Study
Uploaded on April 9, 2015

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, April 2nd, 2015
Children who are allowed to sip alcohol are more likely to drink by the time they reach ninth grade, a new study finds. Researchers at Brown University found children who had sipped alcohol by the time they were in sixth grade were five times more likely to have a full drink by the time they were in ninth grade, CNN reports. They were four times more likely to binge drink or get drunk, compared with teens who hadn’t sipped alcohol when they were children.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Prescription Drug Overdose
Uploaded on April 9, 2015

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, April 3rd 2015
Sometimes, the prescription becomes the problem. Each day, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose. It’s time we all get involved.

Challenge assumptions about prescription opioids, and patient safety. Help us tell the stories of the many people whose lives have been affected by prescription opioid addiction or the death of a loved one. Encourage those in need to seek treatment for addiction. Celebrate others who are already working to change lives. Inspire our communities to improve both patient safety and the way we treat pain.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

E-Cigarettes: Behind the Marketing
Uploaded on April 9, 2015

Scholastic, 2015
You may have noticed that marketing for e-cigarettes seems to be more common than advertising for tobacco cigarettes. That’s because many types of ads for tobacco products are banned, but e-cigarettes don’t yet fall under the same rules. Marketers for e-cigarettes use sophisticated tactics to grab your attention and transmit obvious and not-so-obvious messages. This is a worksheet for student on what you need to know about e-cigarettes.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Impact of the Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program on Suicide Mortality
Uploaded on April 7, 2015

American Journal of Public Health, March 19, 2015
Objectives: We examined whether a reduction in youth suicide mortality occurred between 2007 and 2010 that could reasonably be attributed to Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) program efforts.
Methods: We compared youth mortality rates across time between counties that implemented GLS-funded gatekeeper training sessions (the most frequently implemented suicide prevention strategy among grantees) and a set of matched counties in which no GLS-funded training occurred. A rich set of background characteristics, including preintervention mortality rates, was accounted for with a combination of propensity score–based techniques. We also analyzed closely related outcomes that we did not expect to be affected by GLS as control outcomes.
Results: Counties implementing GLS training had significantly lower suicide rates among the population aged 10 to 24 years the year after GLS training than similar counties that did not implement GLS training (1.33 fewer deaths per 100 000; P = .02). Simultaneously, we found no significant difference in terms of adult suicide mortality rates or nonsuicide youth mortality the year after the implementation. Conclusions: These results support the existence of an important reduction in youth suicide rates resulting from the implementation of GLS suicide prevention programming.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Suicide Prevention
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Longitudinal Effects of School Drug Policies on Student Marijuana Use in Washington State and Victoria, Australia
Uploaded on April 7, 2015

American Journal of Public Health, March 19, 2015
Objectives: We examined the longitudinal effect of schools’ drug policies on student marijuana use.
Methods: We used data from the International Youth Development Study, which surveyed state-representative samples of students from Victoria, Australia, and Washington State. In wave 1 (2002), students in grades 7 and 9 (n = 3264) and a school administrator from each participating school (n = 188) reported on school drug policies. In wave 2 (2003), students reported on their marijuana use. We assessed associations between student-reported and administrator-reported policy and student self-reported marijuana use 1 year later.
Results: Likelihood of student marijuana use was higher in schools in which administrators reported using out-of-school suspension and students reported low policy enforcement. Student marijuana use was less likely where students reported receiving abstinence messages at school and students violating school policy were counseled about the dangers of marijuana use.
Conclusions: Schools may reduce student marijuana use by delivering abstinence messages, enforcing non-use policies, and adopting a remedial approach to policy violations rather than use of suspensions.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

New teen mental health findings in latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health
Uploaded on April 6, 2015

Public Health Newswire, August 18, 2014
As the new school year begins, two studies from the latest issue of the American Journal of Public Health shed new light on potential influences on teen mental health, both inside the classroom and at home. The studies reveal findings about adolescents, mental health, substance use and suicide-related behaviors.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
Uploaded on April 6, 2015

The Institute of Medicine
The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions presents a perspective series about disparities and inequities in physical activity. Within in the larger dialog about the role that physical activity has in the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity, these perspective pieces are intended provide a foundation for thoughtful discussions around important differences and considerations regarding physical activity in diverse populations. Authors discuss what is important to know about physical activity in 6 populations. Are there barriers to accessing opportunities for physical activity among certain communities? Are there things that are working for members of special populations ? Are there things that need to be better understood about physical activity opportunities in specific groups by the larger public?

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Marijuana Talk Kit: What you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana
Uploaded on April 1, 2015

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Marijuana — legal or otherwise — is a hot topic. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this issue early and often. That’s why we created this talk kit. We want to help families navigate through a changing marijuana landscape; one that includes new policies like legalization, as well as new products, like “edible” candies and cookies. Here, you’ll learn how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with your teen — about any issue, but marijuana in particular. Your teens are likely asking you some tough questions and challenging you on the topic of marijuana. We’ve worked with top experts in health and parenting to help you talk with your teen. Believe it or not, you are the most powerful influence in your child’s life. More than friends. More than TV. More than celebrities. We know you have questions, and we’re here to help.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

KnowBullying by SAMHSA – Put the power to prevent bullying in your hand
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

SAMHSA, March 23-27, 2015

National Youth Violence Prevention Week—a time for students, parents, caregivers, and educators to discuss and determine effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence, including bullying.

SAMHSA’s bullying prevention efforts include the KnowBullying app, a free smartphone tool that provides information and guidance on ways to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.

Download the app!
The app is designed to address the needs of children ages 3–18 and includes discussion prompts for adults working with children who are bullied, who witness bullying, or who bully others.

iOS devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/knowbullying-by-samhsa-put/id899639011?mt=8&WT.ac=EB_20150324_KNOWBULLYING_ITUNES
Androids devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.hhs.samhsa.app.bullying&WT.ac=EB_20150324_KNOWBULLYING_GOOGLEPLAY

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Chariho Task Force
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

Chariho Task Force
Youth prevention activities around substance abuse prevention and education.

 

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project (RIYSPP)
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

The Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project (RIYSPP)
The Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project (RIYSPP) is funded by a Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention grant. The grants are awarded to States, Native American tribes and institutions of higher learning and are designed to support efforts to reduce the number of suicides among youth ages 10 – 24. The RIYSPP is supported by a grant from the Rhode Island Department of Health with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Suicide Prevention
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

2014 Tobacco Control Program Data Report: Youth Tobacco in Rhode Island
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

Rhode Island Department of Health, June 2014
This report focuses primarily on data from the Rhode Island High School and Middle School Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The national YRBS is administered every two years across the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to evaluate trends in the use of tobacco products among high school students in the US. The cross-sectional data are representative of public and private high school students in grades 9 to 12 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Rhode Island High School YRBS is administered to public high school students in grades 9 to 12 and the Rhode Island Middle School YRBS is administered to public school students in grades 6 to 8. Both surveys are administered every two years on the odd years. The self-reported data are weighted to be representative of Rhode Island public middle school and high school students statewide.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

Fentanyl blamed for most of R.I.’s 51 overdose deaths so far in 2015
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

The Providence Journal, March 17,  2015
Illicitly obtained drug accounts for 74% of fatalities, outstripping deaths from prescription painkillers. State health officials on reported that 51 people have died of accidental drug overdoses so far in 2015, with a majority of them involving illegal fentanyl.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

DEA Issues Nationwide Alert on Fentanyl as Threat to Health and Public Safety
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), March 18, 2015
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced in heroin, causing significant problems across the country, particularly as heroin abuse has increased. This alert was issued through the multi-agency El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) to all U.S. law enforcement.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

The Center for Health and Health Care In Schools, 2013
This is the second in a series of studies that report on strategies to sustain children’s mental health services and prevent the onset of problems behavior. The first paper “Developing a Business Plan for Sustaining School Mental Health Services”, examines three case studies in which local communities partnered with state agencies to support school-connected services. Future papers will focus on the mechanism and politics of building long-term support for mental health promotion and illness prevention services in schools.

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Children’s Mental Health – New Report
Uploaded on March 30, 2015

Center for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2013

The term childhood mental disorder means all mental disorders that can be diagnosed and begin in childhood (for example, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome, behavior disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, substance use disorders, etc.). Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the ways children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions. Symptoms usually start in early childhood, although some of the disorders may develop throughout the teenage years. The diagnosis is often made in the school years and sometimes earlier. However, some children with a mental disorder may not be recognized or diagnosed as having one.

Childhood mental disorders can be treated and managed. There are many evidence-based treatment options, so parents and doctors should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s treatment — teachers, coaches, therapists, and other family members. Taking advantage of all the resources available will help parents, health professionals and educators guide the child towards success. Early diagnosis and appropriate services for children and their families can make a difference in the lives of children with mental disorders.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Transgender Youth and Health Disparity
Uploaded on March 26, 2015

Community Commons
According to the Missouri Health Equity Collaboration (MOHEC) site, “Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity (sense of themselves as male or female) or gender expression differs from that usually associated with their birth sex. Many transgender people live part-time or full-time as members of the other gender. Broadly speaking, anyone whose identity, appearance, or behavior falls outside of conventional gender norms can be described as transgender. However, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-atypical will identify as a transgender person”.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

Embracing Equity: 7 Steps to Advance and Embed Race Equity and Inclusion Within Your Organization
Uploaded on March 26, 2015

Annie E. Casey Foundation, January 2015
Advancing race equity and inclusion can sometimes seem daunting and often leaves many wondering how and where to start. One way to achieve social change in an organization is to incorporate race equity and inclusion at every stage of work. The seven steps in this guide provide a clear framework for undertaking this important work. This tool adds to the resources already created by partners who have been working in the field. It works by demonstrating how a race equity lens can be adopted by foundations or other organizations that work directly with systems, technical assistance providers and communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Racial Equity Resources
Uploaded on March 17, 2015

National Collaborative for Health Equity
The mission of the National Collaborative is to promote health equity by catalyzing collaboration among racial equity advocates, grassroots and community-based organizations, researchers, public health professionals, and other key stakeholders.  The project will connect research, policy analysis, communications, and activism to ultimately support policy, systems, and environmental change that addresses the legacy of racism, particularly its less visible–but more insidious–structural manifestations, and their health consequences. This is a set of articles, initiative, videos, tools and toolkits, and publications in relation to racial equity.

 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English

CASAT Workforce Development for Substance Abuse Professionals
Uploaded on March 17, 2015

Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies
The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) in the Division of Health Sciences (DHS) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) initiated a project with the goal of creating a resource for prevention professionals and related professionals who are interested in continuing education for earning contact hours and learning about prevention issues/topics. If you would like to take one for professional certification, please check your state board requirements before taking any listed. Individuals are responsible for ensuring education meets their state board requirements for certification hours.  For information on CASAT provider status for offerings on this page, please see provider information. The ATTC National Link is available at your convenience for certification information in the column to the right.  Below you will find a list of seven (7) products focused on substance abuse prevention and substance abuse prevention issues.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English

Public Health Implications of Raising the Minimum Age of Legal Access to Tobacco Products
Uploaded on March 17, 2015

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2015
Smoking rates in the United States have declined substantially since the release of Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service in 1964, when the prevalence of current cigarette smoking was around 42 percent. Recent estimates reveal that since 1964, tobacco control in the United States has led to 8 million fewer premature deaths and has extended the mean life span at age 40 by about 2 years (Holford et al., 2014). However, tobacco use continues to have major public health implications; while the prevalence of current cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has declined to around 18 percent (Schiller et al., 2014), more than 42 million American adults still smoke (HHS, 2014).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

A School Nurse’s Guide to Kids’ Health and Safety
Uploaded on March 12, 2015

RNtoBSN
According to statistics published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 15.6 million children and adolescents, aged 5 to 17, missed one or two days of school in 2012 because of illness or injury; another 12.7 million students of the same age group missed 3-5 days.

As children spend most of their waking hours in school, school nurses are on the front lines in the battle to keep children healthy. They are in charge of creating age appropriate programming to encourage students to make healthy choices in all aspects of their lives, from exercise and eating right to being aware of how they can get sick. School nurses also administer basic first aid and, with parental permission, can treat mild fevers or headaches with the use of over the counter medicines.

A School Nurse’s Guide to Kids’ Health and Safety

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

The Impact of Marijuana Policies on Youth: Clinical, Research, and Legal Update
Uploaded on March 11, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015
This policy statement is an update of the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement “Legalization of Marijuana: Potential Impact on Youth,” published in 2004. Pediatricians have special expertise in the care of children and adolescents and may be called on to advise legislators about the potential impact of changes in the legal status of marijuana on adolescents. Parents also may look to pediatricians for advice as they consider whether to support state-level initiatives that propose to legalize the use of marijuana for medical and nonmedical purposes or to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. This policy statement provides the position of the American Academy of Pediatrics on the issue of marijuana legalization. The accompanying technical report reviews what is currently known about the relationships of marijuana use with health and the developing brain and the legal status of marijuana and adolescents’ use of marijuana to better understand how change in legal status might influence the degree of marijuana use by adolescents in the future.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Some Schools Categorize E-Cigarettes as Drug Devices
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Join Together — Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

E-Cigarette Education Products
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC)

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Anchor Learning Academy
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Anchor Learning Academy
Recovery high schools provide students in recovery from substance use issues with a supportive environment where they can achieve success in academics and focus on their recovery journeys. The curriculum combines educational and clinical programming to help students meet the academic requirements of their local school districts and guide students in developing a recovery support network for successful transition to the next steps in their educational or vocational pursuits.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Lit: Fact Based Information to Assist You in Providing SUD Services
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
In today’s climate messages abound regarding marijuana use, its harm, and legalization, making it difficult to determine fact from fiction. The ATTC Network Coordinating Office presents this user-friendly package with straightforward, accurate information and resources to help substance use disorder providers in their work.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

“Synthetic Marijuana” – Nothing Like Real Marijuana, Expert Explains
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Join Together — Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Effects of minimum legal drinking age on alcohol and marijuana use: evidence from toxicological testing data for fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 years
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Injury Epidemiology, 2015
Alcohol and marijuana are among the most commonly used drugs by adolescents and young adults. The question of whether these two drugs are substitutes or complements has important implications for public policy and prevention strategies, especially as laws regarding the use of marijuana are rapidly changing. Data were drawn from fatally injured drivers aged 16 to 25 who died within 1 h of the crash in nine states with high rates of toxicology testing based from 1999 to 2011 on the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (N = 7,191). Drug tests were performed using chromatography and radioimmunoassay techniques based on blood and/or urine specimens. Relative risk regression and Joinpoint permutation analysis were used. Overall, 50.5% of the drivers studied tested positive for alcohol or marijuana. Univariable relative risk modeling revealed that reaching the minimum legal drinking age was associated with a 14% increased risk of alcohol use (RR = 1.14, 95% CI: 1.02 to 1.28), a 24% decreased risk of marijuana use (RR = 0.76, 95% CI: 0.53 to 1.10), and a 22% increased risk of alcohol plus marijuana use (RR=1.22, 95% CI: 0.90 to 1.66). Joinpoint permutation analysis indicated that the prevalence of alcohol use by age is best described by two slopes, with a change at age 21. There was limited evidence for a change at age 21 for marijuana use. These results suggest that among adolescents and young adults, increases in alcohol availability after reaching the MLDA have marginal effect on marijuana use.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
The mission of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is to improve the health, safety, education, economic well-being, and development of Rhode Island’s children.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Identifying and Reducing Environmental Health Risks of Chemicals in Our Society: Workshop Summary
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

The National Academies Press, 2013
On November 7–8, 2013, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine held a workshop to discuss approaches related to identifying and reducing potential environmental public health risks to new and existing industrial chemicals present in society. Industrial chemicals include chemicals used in industrial processes or commercial products, not including those found in food, pesticides, or pharmaceuticals. Through presentations and discussions, the workshop examined successes and areas for improvement within current regulatory programs for assessing industrial chemical safety, frameworks for chemical prioritization to inform targeted testing and risk management strategies, concepts of sustainability and green chemistry that support the design and use of safer alternatives, and efforts to reduce the risk of chemicals in our society. The workshop statement of task is provided in Box 1-1. The following is a summary and synthesis of the presentations and discussions that took place during the two days of the workshop.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

State of Tobacco Control 2015
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

American Lung Association, 2015
This report grades states and the federal government on key policies that can help prevent the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National, Other States
Languages: N/A

CAPT Online Learning
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), 2015
SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) offers a menu of online courses designed to help substance abuse prevention practitioners working at the state-, jurisdiction-, tribal-, and community levels understand and apply key aspects of prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation. SAMHSA’s CAPT is a NAADAC-approved education provider; some courses have also been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Participants who meet specified completion criteria will receive a certificate of completion.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Bay Team: CADCA “Coalition in Focus” Award Press Release
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

CADCA, 2015
Congratulations to the BAY Team for winning the “Coalition in Focus” award at CADCA’s 25th National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD. They were recognized for their success in reducing underage drinking through environmental strategies that shifted the perception among youth that most of their peers drink.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National, RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Factsheet
Uploaded on January 16, 2015

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc., November 2014

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Lessons After Two Years of Marijuana Legalization Short Report
Uploaded on January 6, 2015

SAM: Smart Approaches to Marijuana, 2015

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Using Law to Support Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Issue Brief
Uploaded on December 31, 2014

The Network for Public Health Law
The brief “explores the legal mechanisms for improved pharmacy distribution of the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone, and aims to help public health professionals, prescribers, pharmacy managers, and local, and territorial health departments understand key legal issues.”

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality: Emergency Medical Services Naloxone Access
Uploaded on December 31, 2014

The Network for Public Health Law
In many opioid overdose situations, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a crucial source for the administration of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone. This resource provides an overview of relevant laws and regulations for EMS naloxone access in all 50 states, D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

CD Summary: Marijuana Use in Oregon: What We Know and What We Don’t
Uploaded on December 29, 2014

Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority, 2014

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: Other States
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island 2015-2020 PK-12 Strategic Plan for Education
Uploaded on December 18, 2014

The Rhode Island Board of Education and the Rhode Island Department of Education are launching Rhode Island’s PK-12 strategic planning process, which will result in a statewide vision for education through 2020. To see how you can participate in the planning process and provide input, visit the Strategic Plan’s website.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: English, Spanish

It Matters
Uploaded on December 18, 2014

The It Matters website and related educational campaigns are sponsored by Kansas Behavioral Health Services, which helps communities understand the extent and cause of substance abuse problems and take action to reduce and prevent them. Site offers customizable ads specific to marijuana prevention and other materials as well as resources for teens and adults.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: Other States
Languages: N/A

Month-By-Month Prevention and Promotion Call to Action and Planning Guide
Uploaded on December 15, 2014

SAMHSA
The PFP: Prevention and Promotion Month-to-Month Call to Action and Planning Guide can substantially improve the planning and management of your prevention programs, provide resources that focus on prevention interventions, and potentially serve as the foundation for science-based and proven prevention activities. The 2011–13 fellows urge those working in prevention to carefully review, consider, and use the information in this publication to strengthen their continuing efforts to help prevent substance abuse and promote overall mental health and wellness within their communities.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

After medical legalization, what are the costs of getting high?
Uploaded on November 21, 2014

PBS NewsHour, 2014

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: Other States
Languages: N/A

New Survey: Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Stimulants Becoming Normalized Behavior Among College Students, Young Adults
Uploaded on November 20, 2014

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 2014
A new, nationally representative survey released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms that the abuse of prescription stimulants is becoming normalized among current college students and other young adults. The online study found that young adults often misuse and abuse prescription (Rx) stimulants as a way to manage the daily demands of academics, work and social pressures. The survey is being released today at a panel discussion at New York University, hosted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and titled Under Pressure: College Students and the Abuse of Rx Stimulants.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Above the Influence Toolkit
Uploaded on November 20, 2014

Above the Influence
The new Above the Influence (ATI) Toolkit enhances the existing ATI program efforts and furthers its goals with new individual and group activities that can help teens make healthier decisions, with the support of adults who value them. The new resource includes teen-informed activities that can be used with youth 12-17 years old across a variety of community settings to boost confidence, and prevent risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol and drug-abuse. A 10-minute video entitled “Not Prescribed”, is also a key feature of the toolkit and tells the four real life stories of families impacted by medicine abuse.

This turn-key toolkit includes a flexible Facilitator Guide with skill-building exercises about how to identify, handle and help friends through relatively normative teen stressors. Teen Activity Sheets are also included, and adults or peer-mentors can easily integrate some or all of the new activities in existing school, community group and faith-based programs. Facilitation tips are provided within the guide, and sessions can be customized according to the interests and needs of individual communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Theory at a Glance
Uploaded on November 11, 2014

National Cancer Institute
This monograph, Theory at a Glance: Application to Health Promotion and Health Behavior (Second Edition), describes influential theories of health-related behaviors,processes of shaping behavior, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behavior. It complements existing resources that offer tools, techniques, and model programs for practice, such as Making Health Communication Programs Work: A Planner’s Guide, with Evidence-based Tools), and the Web portal, Cancer Control PLANET (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools). Theory at a Glance makes health behavior theory accessible and provides tools to solve problems and assess the effectiveness of health promotion programs. (For the purposes of this monograph, health promotion is broadly defined as the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Thus, the focus goes beyond traditional primary and secondary prevention programs.)

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Making Health Communication Programs Work
Uploaded on November 11, 2014

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
This book is a revision of the original Making Health Communication Programs Work, first printed in 1989, which the Office of Cancer Communications (OCC, now the Office of Communications) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed to guide communication program planning. During the 25 years that NCI has been involved in health communication, ongoing evaluation of our communication programs has affirmed the value of using specific communication strategies to promote health and prevent disease. Research and practice to expand our understanding of the principles, theories, and techniques that provide a sound foundation for successful health communication programs. The purpose of this revision is to update communication planning guidelines to account for the advances in knowledge and technology that have occurred during the past decade.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health: Workshop Summary
Uploaded on October 31, 2014

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2014
Over the past few decades there have been major successes in creating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to improve the cognitive, affective, and behavioral health of children. Many of these EBIs have been put into practice at the local, state, or national level, as was discussed in the Institute of Medicine-National Research Council (IOM-NRC) workshop summary Strategies for Scaling Effective Family-Focused Preventive Interventions to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health (IOM and NRC, 2014). To reap what has been learned from such implementation, and to explore how new legislation and policies, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, as well as advances in technology and analytical methods can help drive future implementation, the IOM-NRC Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health held the workshop “Harvesting the Scientific Investment in Prevention Science to Promote Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health” in Washington, DC, on June 16 and 17, 2014. The workshop featured panel discussions of system-level levers and blockages to the broad implementation of interventions with fidelity, focusing on policy, finance, and method science; the role of scientific norms, implementation strategies, and practices in care quality and outcomes at the national, state, and local levels; and new methodological directions.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Parent Power
Uploaded on October 31, 2014

Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services 
As a parent, you have a huge influence on your child’s decisions. It’s a fact—children whose parents talk to them about the risks of alcohol and other drugs are much less likely to use them. Your kids may not let you know you have Parent Power, but you do. Talking about the risks of prescription drug misuse and abuse with your kids may be a new challenge.  It may be something you haven’t thought of before.  But your kids may not know about the harmful effects of misusing prescription drugs, so it’s important for you to have meaningful talks with your child about it.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: Other States
Languages: English

Rhode Island Data Brief
Uploaded on October 7, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2011
One in three RI high school students (34%) drinks alcohol. This Brief examines if these students are in greater jeopardy from other health risks than their non-drinking peers and whether those risks have improved or worsened over time. Twenty measures are evaluated, comprising seven areas of vulnerability (drugs, injury, mental health, sex, tobacco, violence, and weight). The findings are intended to inform interested parties and stimulate further research.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

A Developmental Perspective on Alcohol and Youths 16 to 20 Years of Age
Uploaded on October 7, 2014

Pediatrics, 2008
Late adolescence (ie, 16–20 years of age) is a period characterized by escalation of drinking and alcohol use problems for many and by the onset of an alcohol use disorder for some. This heightened period of vulnerability is a joint consequence of the continuity of risk from earlier developmental stages and the unique neurologic, cognitive, and social changes that occur in late adolescence. We review the normative neurologic, cognitive, and social changes that typically occur in late adolescence, and we discuss the evidence for the impact of these transitions on individual drinking trajectories. We also describe evidence linking alcohol abuse in late adolescence with neurologic damage and social impairments, and we discuss whether these are the bases for the association of adolescent drinking with increased risks of mental health, substance abuse, and social problems in adulthood. Finally, we discuss both the challenges and successes in the treatment and prevention of adolescent drinking problems.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

RI Prescription Monitoring Program Infographic
Uploaded on October 3, 2014

RI Prescription Monitoring Program, 2014
This infographic summarizes findings from the RI Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: English

RI Prescription Monitoring Program Factsheet
Uploaded on October 3, 2014

RI Prescription Monitoring Program, 2014
This factsheet summarizes findings from the RI Prescription Monitoring Program.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: English

Guilt, Fear, Stigma, and Knowledge Gaps: Ethical Issues in Public Health Communication Interventions
Uploaded on October 2, 2014

Bioethics, 2004
Public health communication campaigns have been credited with helping raise awareness of risk from chronic illness and new infectious diseases and with helping promote the adoption of recommended treatment regimens. Yet many aspects of public health communication interventions have escaped the scrutiny of ethical discussions. With the transference of successful commercial marketing communication tactics to the realm of public health, consideration of ethical issues becomes an essential component in the development and application of public health strategies. Ethical issues in public health communication are explored as they relate to eight topics: ‘targeting’ and ‘tailoring’ public health messages to particular population segments; obtaining the equivalence of informed consent; the use of persuasive communication tactics; messages on responsibility and culpability; messages that apply to harm reduction; and three types of unintended adverse effects associated with public health communication activities that may label and stigmatise, expand social gaps, and promote health as a value. We suggest that an ethical analysis should be applied to each phase of the public health communication process in order to identify ethical dilemmas that may appear subtle, yet reflect important concerns regarding potential effects of public health communication inter-ventions on individuals and society as a whole. Authors: Nurit Guttman and Charles T. Salmon

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English

Portsmouth This Week – Sep 26, 2014 – Prevention Coalition
Uploaded on October 2, 2014

Portsmouth This Week, 2014
Series under the auspices of John Klimm, Portsmouth RI Town Administrator. This episode, a discussion on drug abuse issues with the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Parents Teaching Teens “Responsible Drinking” is a Myth: Study
Uploaded on October 2, 2014

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, 2014
Parents who provide their teens with alcohol and a place to consume it may think they are teaching their children “responsible drinking.” A new review of studies concludes this view is misguided. Researchers found parental provision of alcohol is associated with increased teen alcohol use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Reducing the Use of Marijuana and Other Drugs (MOD) Process Evaluation Briefing
Uploaded on September 23, 2014

Community Research and Services Team, University of Rhode Island
This is a handout from Dr. Paul Florin’s presentation to the Governor’s Council on August 5th, 2014.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Power of Youth in Improving Community Conditions for Health
Uploaded on September 19, 2014

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Though a common target for health-improving efforts, young people are not often regarded as agents of change for healthier communities. However, a growing number of successful health-supportive policy, environment, and systems-change efforts trace their impetus to youth involvement. Not only are youth proving to be catalysts and prolific communicators in social movements, but their involvement signals a potential for career choices and civic stewardship that portends improving population health and equity in the years to come. An emerging area of research is beginning to show that youth organizing can contribute to both community development and youth development (Ginwright and James, 2002; Christens and Kirschner, 2011). This discussion paper examines promising models of youth involvement in social movements for better community health, some of which recently came to the attention of the Roundtable on Improving Population Health.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Community Profiles
Uploaded on September 12, 2014

The Providence Plan
This site is designed to provide Rhode Islanders with easy access to data about their communities and assist them in making sense of this information. It hopes to empower the government, businesses, nonprofits, institutes of higher education, and residents to use this information to identify local needs, prioritize investments, and advocate for community change.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying: Workshop Summary
Uploaded on September 5, 2014

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, 2014
Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying is the summary of a workshop convened by the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council in April 2014 to identify the conceptual models and interventions that have proven effective in decreasing bullying, examine models that could increase protective factors and mitigate the negative effects of bullying, and explore the appropriate roles of different groups in preventing bullying. This report reviews research on bullying prevention and intervention efforts as well as efforts in related areas of research and practice, implemented in a range of contexts and settings, including schools, peers, families, communities, laws and public policies, and technology. Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying considers how involvement or lack of involvement by these sectors influences opportunities for bullying, and appropriate roles for these sectors in preventing bullying. This report highlights current research on bullying prevention, considers what works and what does not work, and derives lessons learned.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems
Uploaded on August 4, 2014

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 
The Collaborative brings together Maryland colleges to address the problem of excessive drinking and its consequences on their campuses and in their communities. College student drinking problems exact enormous social and economic costs for families, friends, and the community-at-large, including assaults, injuries, drunk driving, alcohol abuse and dependency, and death. Colleges and universities have a limited ability to address the problem without partnerships and collaborations at the local and state levels. The Collaborative is made up of colleges and universities that are willing to work together with community partners to reduce college alcohol use and create environments, policies and practices that support a safe and healthy college experience that prepares students to succeed in college and in the rest of their lives.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: Other States
Languages: N/A

Talk. They Hear You.
Uploaded on August 1, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014
SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early—as early as 9 years old—about the dangers of alcohol.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Preventing Youth Marijuana Use: An Annotated Bibliography
Uploaded on August 1, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2014
This annotated bibliography was developed for use by substance abuse prevention practitioners charged with providing guidance or technical assistance to grantee communities seeking to address youth marijuana use in their communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Prevention Programs that Address Youth Marijuana Use
Uploaded on August 1, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2014
Drawing from national databases and registries of effective programs and practices, this tool provides summaries of interventions that have been shown to prevent or reduce marijuana use among youth populations.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Strategies and Interventions to Prevent Youth Marijuana Use: An At-a-Glance Resource Tool
Uploaded on August 1, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2014
This tool provides brief summaries of substance abuse prevention strategies and associated interventions that have been evaluated to determine their effects on marijuana outcomes for youth populations; and should be considered a resource for state- and community prevention practitioners seeking information on interventions to reduce marijuana use among youth.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Youth Marijuana Use
Uploaded on August 1, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014
This tool provides a summary of research findings on factors associated with marijuana use among youth. These factors have been organized according to the socio-ecological model, a multi-level framework that allows us to consider the different contexts in which shared risk and protective factors exist.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Safe and Supportive Schools
Uploaded on July 1, 2014

American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA) Safe and Supportive Schools Project promotes the establishment of safe and supportive environments for middle and high school students as an approach for preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among adolescents. The five-year $1 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) that funds the Safe and Supportive Schools Project (SSSP) began Aug. 1, 2013.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Woonsocket Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Westerly Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

West Warwick Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

West Greenwich Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Warwick Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Warren Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Tiverton Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

South Kingstown Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Smithfield Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Scituate Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Richmond Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Providence Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Portsmouth Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Pawtucket Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

North Smithfield Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

North Providence Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

North Kingstown Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Newport Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

New Shoreham Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Narragansett Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Middletown Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Little Compton Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Lincoln Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Johnston Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Jamestown Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Hopkinton Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Glocester Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Foster Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Exeter Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

East Providence Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

East Greenwich Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Cumberland Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Cranston Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Coventry Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Charlestown Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Central Falls Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Burrillville Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Bristol Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Barrington Epi Community Profile
Uploaded on May 19, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiology and Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities. The three components of these profiles are (1) Demographic and Substance Use Summary; (2) Community Comparisons; and (3) Alcohol Time Trends.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Practical Tools for Assessing Change
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Supporting Recovery in Behavioral Health
Dr. Sara Johnson discusses the complexities of assessing behavior change and some of the technology that is available to behavioral health providers.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Changing for Life: Using the Stages of Change to Support the Recovery Process
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Supporting Recovery in Behavioral Health
Dr. James Prochaska discusses the Stages of Change model and its use in recovery and the broader behavioral health field.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Database of On-site and Distance Learning Opportunities: Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Network (TRAIN)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Public Health Foundation
Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Network (TRAIN) is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national www.train.org site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

A New Way to Talk about the Social Determinants of Health
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This webinar shares a way to create more compelling, effective, and persuasive messages that resonate across the political spectrum.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Sexuality ABCs Abstinence, Birth Control and Condom
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Answer, Rutgers University
While learning about the latest trends in teen contraceptive use, you will leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of contraceptive methods and how to develop and teach lessons that are designed to help reduce rates of unintended teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

STD Basics
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Answer, Rutgers University
Are you up to date with the statistics? Do you teach about STDs, but find it dry and boring? This workshop will help increase your general knowledge of STDs and your ability to develop compelling ways to pass this information to young people through valuable lesson plans, resources and guidance from our online instructor.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

LGBTQ Issues In Schools
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Answer, Rutgers University
LGBTQ Issues in Schools is an interactive, self-paced online workshop for middle and high school health professionals to increase their knowledge of LGBTQ issues and how to make the school environment more inclusive for all students

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Boys and Sex Ed: Beyond Statistics and Stereotypes
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Answer, Rutgers University
Forty-nine percent of boys have had sexual intercourse by the time they finish high school. One in four has an STD. Yet, sex-ed largely still focuses on the needs of girls. How do we teach in ways that resonate with all students, regardless of their gender? Answer’s latest online workshop, “Boys and Sex Ed: Beyond Statistics and Stereotypes”, can help. Understand how boys think, feel and learn about sexuality, and learn the necessary tools for teaching in ways that resonate specifically with them.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Understand the Big Deal: How Marijuana Harms Youth Presentation
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Colorado Department of Education, Dr. Thustone, 2012
This presentation highlights how marijuana affects children and their ability to learn.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National, Other States
Languages: N/A

Understand the Big Deal: How Marijuana Harms Youth Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Colorado Department of Education, Dr. Thustone, 2012
This fact sheet highlights how marijuana affects children and their ability to learn.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Publications, Tools
Locations: National, Other States
Languages: N/A

What is SBIRT and Why Use It
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Joe Hyde’s presentation slides: introduce Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) as a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of clinically-preventative, early intervention and treatment services.  SBIRT is used for persons with substance use disorders and those at higher levels of risk.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014
This guide offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Overview of Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. John Rodolico’s presentation slides: provide an introduction and foundation to motivational interviewing. Dr. Rodolico also presents the importance of client buy-in and desire to change.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Epidemic: Responding to America’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Executive Office of the President of the United States, 2011
This Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan expands upon the Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy and includes action in four major areas to reduce prescription drug abuse: education, monitoring, proper disposal, and enforcement

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Identifying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Pamela Messore’s presentation slides: familiarize clinicians with identification and treatment of co-occurring disorders. Particular attention is given to Avis 1 diagnoses, teenage substance abuse, and both short- and long-term, evidence-based treatment.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Policy Impact: Prescription Painkiller Overdoses.
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
This document provides basic facts on prescription painkiller overdose in the U.S. and CDC policy recommendations to prevent it.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Distribution in Rhode Island
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Michael A. Yokell, ScB, Traci C. Green, MSc, PhD, Sarah Bowman, MPH, Michelle McKenzie, MPH, and Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH, 2011
This public access manuscript published in 2011 presents an overview and evaluation of a pilot overdose prevention program in Rhode Island. The program is called PONI (Preventing Overdose and Naloxone Intervention).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Opioid Overdose: Preventing and reducing opioid overdose mortality
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

UN Office on Drugs and Crime and World Health Organization, 2013
This discussion paper outlines the facts about opioid overdose (responsible for 70000 to 100,000 deaths worldwide each year), the actions that can be taken to prevent and treat (reverse) opioid overdose and areas requiring further investigation.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Evaluation 101: The Fundamentals of Coalition Evaluation
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
The introductory webinar “Evaluation 101: The Fundamentals of Coalition Evaluation,” provides coalition leaders and members with a critical framework for learning the basics of coalition evaluation and the ways in which evaluation can be used to enhance coalition effectiveness.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs-2014
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
This evidence-based guide help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. This document updates Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007. This updated edition describes an integrated programmatic structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides levels of state investment to prevent and reduce tobacco use in each state.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Tobacco 101 Tutorial
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Technical Assistance and Training, Emory University
Tobacco 101 is a self-guided, web-based tutorial that provides the information and resources necessary to understand why tobacco use is considered the #1 preventable cause of death in the US, as well as the evidence-based and promising strategies that can reduce tobacco’s toll.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. Michael Fiori’s presentation slides: provide an overview of the similarities and differences in adolescent and adult substance abuse and the implications for treatment.  Risk factors for substance abuse and dependence in adolescents with a focus on prescription drug abuse are covered.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Preventing Underage Drinking Webinar Series
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) hosted a series of webinars throughout 2013 on underage drinking. These webinars feature national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking. All webinars were archived on or through this site for additional viewing after their live presentations.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Prevention Status Report 2013: Tobacco Use, RI
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
This report highlights the status of select policies and practices that can help Rhode Island prevent or reduce smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. These policies and practices include increasing state cigarette excise taxes, establishing statewide smoke-free policies, and sustaining tobacco control program funding. The policies and practices have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization, Community Preventive Services Task Force, US Surgeon General, and CDC on the basis of scientific studies supporting the policies’ effectiveness in preventing or reducing tobacco use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prevention Status Report 2013: Prescription Drug Overdose, Rhode Island
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
Deaths from prescription drug overdoses, particularly overdoses of prescription painkillers, have skyrocketed over the past decade.  CDC and other agencies are working to identify and evaluate interventions to reduce overdose deaths. The Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) focus on policies and practices supported by emerging evidence, expert consensus, and/or extensive review of the primary drivers of the epidemic. This PSR highlights the status of two key practices that states can use to reduce prescription drug overdose: implementing state pain clinic laws and implementing prescription drug monitoring programs that follow selected best practices in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prevention Status Report 2013: Excessive Alcohol Use, Rhode Island
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
This Prevention Status Reports highlight the status of Rhode Island policies and practices surrounding alcohol use and access, including: alcohol excise taxes, commercial host (dram shop) liability, and regulation of alcohol outlet density. These policies and practices are recommended by the Community Preventive Services Task Force because scientific studies support their effectiveness in reducing excessive alcohol consumption and related harms.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Partnership at DrugFree.Org: Join Together (RSS)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

By bringing together renowned scientists, parent, experts, and communications professionals, The Partnership at Drugfree.org translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families. Join Together continues to deliver current substance abuse and addiction news, research and resources for prevention and treatment professionals, policy makers, community leaders, public officials, teachers, parents and families. Join Together offers a daily news feed.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RSS)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Get updates from our feed about what is new on riprc.org.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Gambling Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (RSS)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (RSS)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them. CADCA is the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization, representing the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions in the country.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Rhode Island Foundation
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Foundation works with philanthropic individuals and families who share goals for a stronger Rhode Island. The grants awarded to nonprofit organizations advance the Rhode Island Foundation’s mission in the state.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Funding Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Department of Health
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Department of Health aims to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Funding Resources, Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Grants.gov
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website is the source to find and apply for federal grants. Grants.gov does not provide personal financial assistance.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Funding Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Federal Money
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Barbara Floersh, 2013
This article in The Nonprofit Times discusses strategy and resources for competitive federal grant proposals. The author discusses the importance of research and planning while providing steps to start each of these processes.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: N/A
Types: Funding Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Not a Harmless Drug: Prevention and Treatment of Marijuana Addiction
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. Kevin Hill’s presentation slides: reviews common issues related to marijuana such as its potential to be harmful and its addiction potential.  He also reviews the latest research on marijuana, including statistics about its use among young people, its effects on the developing brain and available treatments.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Drug Free Communities Support Program
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Office of National Drug Control Policy
This federal grant program provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Funding Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Public Health Toolkits
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Health Resources in Action
These toolkits aim to aid community health assessment, community health improvement planning, and health impact assessments.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Dying to Try It & Don’t Have Time for Pain
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. John Femino’s presentation slides: the prevalence of chronic pain in adolescents and adults; the genetic vulnerability and risk for addiction; and public health strategies for prevention, identification and treatment of prescription drug dependence.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High School Students
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This publication assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. It includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Crossing the Cultural Divide: Working with Latino Youth and their Families
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. Lynn Hernandez’s presentation slides: a summary of national and Rhode Island data regarding alcohol and drug use and their associated risks among Hispanic/Latino adolescents.  The underlying interpersonal, contextual, and cultural factors influencing alcohol and drug use behaviors as well as health service seeking behaviors among Hispanic/Latino families are discussed. Recommendations for strengthening and implementing cultural competence skills when working with Hispanic/Latino  youth and their families are shared.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse
This guide outlines practices that make for positive “family checkups”. Topics addressed include communication, encouragement, negotiation, setting limits, supervision, and knowing your child’s friends. 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

A Guide to Preventing Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Board of Regents for Primary and Secondary Education, 2012
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, children who are bullied experience significant suffering that can interfere with their social and emotional development, as well as school performance. Rhode Island (RI) data show that students who were bullied were at much higher risk for violence, mental health issues, and drug abuse.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse Flyer
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

StopMedicineAbuse.org
This one page flyer / factsheet discusses the details behind cough medicine abuse in teens and specifically defines the main ingredient, dextromethorphan (DXM).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

A Guide to Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse in the Schools
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Board of Regents for Primary and Secondary Education, 2011
The Rhode Island statute requires all suspected child abuse/neglect to be immediately reported. Schools tend to be a place where abuse/neglect can be detected. A sample reporting procedure is included in this document, but the authors recommend that it is tailored to fit the specific needs of the school and community.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2009 RISAPA State Underage Drinking Logic Model
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2009
This is a logic model for underage drinking and retail access, with tools that include: media, policy, and enforcement strategies

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Youth at Risk: 2011 RI High School Marijuana Use & Health Risks
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2012
This brief examines differences in health risks for high school students who used marijuana or not, and whether those risks have improved or worsened over time (2007-2011).

Audiences: N/A
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Factsheets, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Preventing Teen Cough Medicine Abuse
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
This factsheet is designed to help parents better understand how to better prevent cough medicine abuse in teens.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Youth at Risk: 2011 RI High School Bullying & Health Risks
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2012
This brief examines differences in health risks for high school students who have or have not been bullied, and whether those risks have improved or worsened over time (2009-2011).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Factsheets, Publications
Locations: N/A
Languages: N/A

Sexual Orientation and Health Risks among RI High School Students
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2014
This Health By Numbers article highlights RI High School data from the 2011 and 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Factsheets, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Youth at Risk: 2011 Rhode Island High School Sexual Orientation & Health Risks
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2012
This brief examines differences in health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, or unsure (LGBU) and heterosexual high school students, and whether those risks have improved or worsened over time (2007 to 2011).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Kids at Risk (2013 RI High School Health Risks)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to: identify unfavorable risk factors among RI high schoolers; see how RI students compare to their peers across the country; to see if RI risks have improved or worsened over time; to see if there are any gender differences in risks; and to see if there is any difference in risks by grade level.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Parents Toll-Free Helpline from The Partnership at DrugFree.org
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373); Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Tools
Locations: National
Languages: English, Spanish

Youth Risk Surveillance Summaries and Topical Reports
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide a compilation of national publications regarding adolescent and school health, featuring summaries related to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) and reports on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Trends in Adolescent Substance Use and Perception of Risk from Substance Use, The NSDUH Report
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013
This report produced by SAMHSA outlines trends from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

SurveyWorks!
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

SurveyWorks is Rhode Island’s Department of Education survey suite. The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) conducts annual surveys of students, parents, teachers/staff, and administrators as part of a coordinated effort to improve schools.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Navigating the Teen Years: A Parent’s Handbook for Raising Healthy Teens
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

American Academy of Pediatrics
This booklet provides information and offers advice to guardians, so that they can help their teen live a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are a mom, dad, single, married, grandparent or other caregiver, this handbook provides tips and suggestions to better guide your child through adolescence.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Facts Parents Need to Know
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse
This Q&A style document is targeted to help parents understand how to prevent their child from using marijuana.

English VersionSpanish Version

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: English, Spanish

E-Cigarettes Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

American Lung Foundation
This factsheet defines an electronic cigarette, highlights the populations utilizing them, and describes the negative health consequences of their use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Electronic Cigarettes (E-Cigarettes), Tobacco Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Legacy Foundation
This factsheet outlines the background, prevalence, safety, regulation, and concerns surrounding electronic cigarette use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Drug Guide for Parents Chart
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
This is a guide is designed to inform parents about the dangers, street names, signs of abuse, and other details regarding drug abuse.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Drug Facts: High School and Youth Trends
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website provides facts and recent trends regarding drug use in youth populations from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.

English Version | Spanish Version

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites
Locations: N/A
Languages: English, Spanish

Marijuana: Facts for Teens
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse
This is a marijuana factsheet for teenagers.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

NIDA for Teens: Facts on Drugs
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Website that is a resource for teenagers to learn about all of the facts and risks that are related to drug use.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets, Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island DataHUB
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island DataHUB provides “Data Stories” and reports that examine topics ranging from high school student substance abuse to elementary school after-school activities. Data comes from the Rhode Island Department of Education, Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, Develop Your Child Foundation, Providence Public School District, Centers for Disease Control, and U.S. census.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Community Profiles: Demographics, Substance Use Consequences & Risk and Protective Factors (2000-2008)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Brown University, 2009
The community profiles describe all 39 Rhode Island municipalities, 4 counties, and the entire state in terms of substance use-related indicators and, where available, corresponding trends since 2000. The three components of these profiles are: data on demographic characteristics of each community and substance use consequences; data summarizing levels of substance use, as self reported by high-school students within each community; and data summarizing risk and protective factors relevant to substance use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Substance Use and Mental Health in Rhode Island (2013): A State Epidemiological Profile
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2013
The purpose of this profile is to inform and assist in data-driven state- and community-level planning and decision-making processes relevant to substance use and mental health issues across the State of Rhode Island. It provides a user-friendly and comprehensive set of key indicators describing the magnitude and distribution of: substance use consumption patterns, as well as their negative consequences across various populations; potential risk and protective factors associated with substance use and mental illness; and mental and behavioral health outcomes across the state of RI.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse
This website includes facts and statistics on substance use in America from 2011.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Monitoring the Future Survey Results
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse & Monitoring the Future, 2013
The results of this survey are encouraging due to the declining drug use among high school teens; however, concerns remain about the persistently high rates of marijuana and non-medical prescription drug use. This resource includes 2013 survey results, overview of findings, and related videos.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Molly Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet provides information about the recent use of “molly” in youth populations including: its street names, dangers, and prevention methods.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Exploring Social Determinants of Health that Impact Teen Pregnancy
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Office of Adolescent Health, 2012
This document aims to: develop a shared understanding about health equity and related concepts; explore the literature that exists to support a holistic approach to teen pregnancy prevention; explain how the environment where youth live, work, and age influences individual behavior putting them at risk for teen pregnancy; and describe how to apply the socio-ecological model to current and future projects.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Drug Disposal Sites
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
List of permanent prescription drug disposal sites throughout the state of RI. Updated April 2014.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Centers for Disease Control: Youth and Tobacco Use Data
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

CDC provides information on current estimates, associated factors, and prevention activities for reducing youth tobacco use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Centers for Disease Control: Health and Academic Achievement Data and Statistics
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This page provides data about the association between youth risk behaviors and student academic achievement. These data are collected through the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), administered by Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Adolescent and School Health.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Data Resources
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

2014 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Foundation & United Way RI, 2014
This document is a “statistical portrait” of the status of Rhode Island’s children. The Factbook provides community level information on indicators in order to emphasize the significance of the surrounding physical, social, and economic environment in shaping outcomes for children.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prevention Acronym Dictionary
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
List of commonly used prevention acronyms and terms.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2010 School Health Profiles Report-Trend Analysis Report: Principal Survey
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Education, 2010
This report documents the presence of various health services and resources in Rhode Island schools during 2006 to 2010.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Recommendations for Schools (2012-2013)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment
This document includes information and suggestions for a range of possible policy components, from philosophy statements, commitments to professional development and training, student programming, parent programming, data collection, and other domains that can support an effective alcohol and other drug policy.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: New England Region
Languages: N/A

THRIVE: Strong Minds. Strong Bodies. Strong Schools.
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

THRIVE is Rhode Island’s Coordinated School Health Program. This provides links to school-related legislation, external resources, and current goings-on in Rhode Island schools.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Rhode Island Physical Education Framework: Supporting Physically Active Lifestyles through Quality Physical Education
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Healthy Schools! Healthy Kids! and the Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2003
This framework is a guide to developing a standards-based physical education curriculum.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Underage Tobacco Use Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet highlights the very high rates of tobacco use before the legal age of 18, while also providing information on the associated health risks and tips on prevention.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prescription Drug Misuse Among Teens Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet describes the growing issue of prescription drug use amongst teenagers, an emerging issue -as only marijuana has higher rates of use.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic 2013, Rhode Island Brief
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Trust for America’s Health, 2013
This brief reviews a range of national recommendations and examines a set of 10 indicators of strategies being used in states to help curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic. The brief also reviews state rates and trends related to prescription drug overdose.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Spice or Synthetic Marijuana Basics Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet provides information about synthetic marijuana, from its alternative slang names to its associated health risks.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Tobacco-Free Schools Policy Language
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island School Tobacco Prevention Coalition, 2007
This document enumerates details of a comprehensive tobacco prevention plan for schools.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Public Policy/Legislation, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Department of Education Comprehensive Health Instructional Outcomes
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2003, 2012
This document complements the Rhode Island Health Education Framework. It is intended for use by those involved in K-12 comprehensive health education curriculum development at the district and grade level. The seven content areas addressed include: personal health (including physical activity and wellness), mental and emotional health, injury prevention, nutrition, sexuality and family life, disease prevention and control, and substance use and abuse prevention.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Prescription Drug Misuse Among Older Adults Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet outlines the details surrounding prescription drug misuse in older adults–from specific medications, tendencies, health risks, and prevention.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Child Death Review Team: Youth Suicide Issue Brief
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2011
This document presents findings regarding youth suicide in Rhode Island in order to inform statewide prevention efforts.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Factsheets, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Basics Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This factsheet provides a basic background on the common uses, alternative names, and health risks associated with marijuana.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Moving the Needle: Using Epidemiologic Methods, Technical Assistance, and Locally-Tailored Prevention Strategies to Achieve Sustainable State-Wide Reductions in Substance Use and Adverse Consequences
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW)
This presentation outlines the Rhode Island experience with the SAMSHA Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program, including discussions on how epidemiological evidence, local technical assistance, logic models, and targeted local intervention strategies were used in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

LGBTQ Youth and Substance Abuse Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This fact sheet highlights that the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse is much higher in the LGBTQ youth population and offers tailored prevention strategies.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

A Report on the State of Youth Violence in Rhode Island: Enhancing State Capacity to Address Child and Adolescent Health through Violence Prevention and the Child and Adolescent Violence Prevention Advisory Committee
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health
This paper takes a public health approach to youth violence prevention, identifying 7 prevention priority areas, which include homicide, suicide, self-inflicted injury/ suicide attempt, sexual assault, teen dating violence, physical violence, and school violence.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2013 RI Middle School Health-Risks Summary Report
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2013
This report examines 16 health-risk indicators for RI public middle school (MS) students as collected through the CDC sponsored Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The findings from the YRBS are used to inform policy and programs alike regarding the major causes of injury, disease and mortality.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Prevention Basics Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center (RIPRC)
This fact sheet outlines the purpose of prevention: to stop the onset of destructive, high risk behaviors, while promoting positive, productive, and healthy lifestyle choices with a focus on building individual and community assets.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Factsheets
Locations: National, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2013 RI High School Health-Risks Summary Report
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2013
This report examines 21 health-risk indicators for RI public high school students (grades 9-12) as collected through the CDC sponsored Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The findings from the YRBS are used to inform policy and programs alike regarding the major causes of injury, disease and mortality.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

World Drug Report 2013
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2013
This report presents a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in drug markets. It covers production, trafficking, consumption and the related health consequences.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Vital Signs: Binge Drinking Among Women and High School Girls — United States, 2011
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013
This paper explores the prevalence and public health implications of binge drinking among young women in the United States.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Spectrum of Prevention
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Prevention Institute, 1999
The Spectrum of Prevention helps expand prevention efforts beyond education models by promoting a multi-faceted range of activities for effective prevention. It has been used nationally in prevention initiatives targeting traffic safety, violence prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, and fitness.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Sexuality Education Standards Core Content and Skills K-12: A Special Publication of the Journal of School Health
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Journal of School Health, 2012
This document strives to provide clear, consistent and straightforward guidance on the essential minimum core content for sexuality education that is developmentally and age-appropriate for students in grades K-12.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Sexual Risk Behaviors and Academic Achievement
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009
This publication demonstrates an association between grades and sexual risk behavior.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2012
This report documents the prevalence and nature of underage drinking and the national efforts and best practices to address the problem. This report also includes information about state policies, enforcement activities, and prevention programs underway to address underage drinking.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders (Second Edition)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2003
This guide for parents, educators, and community leaders focuses preventing youth drug use; this edition includes updated principles, new questions and answers, new program information, and expanded references and resources.

English VersionSpanish Version

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: Spanish

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic 2013
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Trust for America’s Health, 2013
This report reviews prescription drug abuse rates and trends, as well as examines state and national policies and recommendations to combat prescription drug misuse.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Pathways for Youth Strategic Plan
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, 2013
This strategic plan helps encourage federal collaboration to improve health outcomes for youth, especially for those who are most vulnerable.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 2013
This toolkit equips communities and local governments with material to develop policies and practices to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. This toolkit addresses issues for first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012
This report and detailed tables present a first look at results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. Both the report and detailed tables present national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products, with a focus on trends between 2011 and 2012 and from 2002 to 2012.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Academic Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Centers for Disease Control- National Center for Injury and Violence Control, Division of Violence Prevention
This document provides statistics on youth violence and suggests methods of prevention, as well as briefly explains what the Academic Centers of Excellence do to promote youth violence prevention.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Monitoring the Future National Results on Drug Use: 2012 Overview, Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Institute for Social Research, The University of Michigan, 2012
This survey encompassed about 45,400 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in 395 secondary schools nationwide. The first published results are presented in this report. Recent trends in the use of licit and illicit drugs are emphasized, as well as trends in the levels of perceived risk and personal disapproval associated with each drug.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Fact Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse Directors, 2012
This fact sheet provides basic information about marijuana use including: number of users, addictive properties, health effects, economic effects, and prevention, treatment, and recovery methods.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Factsheets, Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Marijuana Continues to be the Most Commonly Used Illicit Drug Among U.S. Residents; Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs Decreases
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Center for Substance Abuse Research at the University of Maryland, 2012
This document concludes that Marijuana continues to be the most widely used illicit drug in the U.S. The document includes data about the number of users of Marijuana vs. other drugs from 2002 to 2011.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Literature Review (2006-2013): Strategies and Interventions for Reducing Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2013
This inventory includes an overview of the relevant literature, descriptions of individual studies, and guidelines for using the document to inform prevention planning.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Literature Review (2006-2012): Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, 2012
Using a social-ecological framework, this document identifies risk and protective factors related to the nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) based on articles published between 2006 and 2012.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Learn It! Live It! National Substance Abuse Prevention Month 2013 Activity Sheet
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2013
The Office of National Drug Control Policy recognizes four key areas in its approach to preventing substance abuse targeting: youth, parents, communities, and the workplace. Prevention works and it is necessary to continue to encourage partnerships among coalitions and the greater community to build and sustain prevention efforts.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults-Workshop Summary
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Institute of Medicine, 2013
On May 7-8, 2013, the IOM and National Research Council held a workshop to bring together more than 250 researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and young adults to highlight research on the development, health, safety, and well-being of young adults. This document summarizes the workshop.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Implementation of the Communities That Care (CTC) Prevention System by Coalitions in the Community Youth Development Study (CYDS)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute of Health, 2010
This paper compares 12 community prevention coalitions implementing the CTC system prevention coalitions located in the 12 control communities. The CYDS coalitions implemented significantly more of the CTC core intervention elements, and also implemented significantly greater numbers of tested, effective prevention programs than in the control communities.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013
This report presents facts about adolescent substance use, including information on the initiation of substance use, past year substance use, emergency department visits, and receipt of substance use treatment. The data presented are from the 2010 and 2011 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs), the 2010 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), and the 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN).

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Correlations between cannabis use and IQ change in the Dunedin cohort are consistent with confounding from socioeconomic status
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Oxford University, 2012
This paper explores the correlation between cannabis use and IQ change. The authors study recent research on the Dunedin cohort with the intent of discerning whether the correlation between cannabis use and IQ change is actually causal.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

A Core Institute Special Report: College Campus Alcohol and Other Drug Survey
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Southern Illinois University, 2006
This report presents a theoretical framework for alcohol and other drug prevention strategies and benchmarks. This framework aims to help decision-makers think strategically about program design to create opportunities for college students to avoid the many negative consequences of heavy alcohol and other drug use. It enables colleges to compare their progress over time against the efforts of other colleges that have been successful at reducing alcohol and other drug problems on their campuses.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Suicide Prevention Resource Center Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Collaboration Continuum
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This web-based resource designed to help suicide prevention programs in state, tribal, campus, and community settings build and strengthen connections with their substance abuse prevention and treatment counterparts. The Continuum contains a collection of practical tools and resources to help partners be effective and strategic in their work together.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Project
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

RIYSPP implements evidence-based suicide prevention education programs in selected public schools and community-based organizations in Rhode Island that serve adolescents and their families.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

AFSP is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

State of Rhode Island Department of Health: HIV/ AIDS
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website explains what HIV/ AIDS is, how it spreads, and how to prevent it. The website also assists with locating testing sites, healthcare providers, and other websites pertinent to HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: HIV/AIDS Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

North American Training Institute
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The mission of the NATI is to provide information, facilitate research, and conduct professional training about gambling addiction. These efforts are primarily directed at those individuals considered to be at highest risk for developing a gambling problem, especially adolescents.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Gambling Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

That’s Not Cool
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This national public education campaign uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring, and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse. That’s Not Cool is sponsored and co-created by Futures Without Violence (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund), the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, and the Advertising Council.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Standing Up, Not Standing By: A Free Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Common Sense Media
This free toolkit is designed to help educators take an effective stand against cyberbullying. It has the materials needed to show students how to stand up when they see digital harassment happening and to help create a positive school culture where kids can thrive – both online and off.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Stopbullying.gov
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Safe Supportive Environment Training Toolkits
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

NCSSLE’s Training Toolkits are suites of research-based, user friendly materials trainers can utilize for in-person training events.  Each Training Toolkit includes a step-by-step facilitator’s guide, a customizable power point presentation, handouts, and feedback form.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Rhode Island Violence Prevention Network
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The mission of the Rhode Island Violence Prevention Network is to connect violence prevention practitioners, individuals, and organizations.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The mission of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to support and enhance the work of our member agencies and to provide leadership on the issue of domestic violence.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, and its 1,100 community rape crisis center partners have operated since 1994, providing help by phone to more than 1,400,000 people. Now, the same free, anonymous help and high-quality support services are available online. The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is the nation’s first online crisis hotline. Call 1-800-656-4673 or chat online.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This resource library is home to thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression. This site also contains news, announcements, and events related to the work of the movement and related fields of practice.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. Call 1-800-799-7233 or chat online.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Dating Abuse Helpline
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The National Dating Abuse Helpline is the direct service provider behind loveisrespect.org, operating 24/7 phone, text and chat services. It is a national resource specifically designed for teens and young adults. Call 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 22522.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Center for Victims of Crime
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Love is Respect
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle 
This joint project between the National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle aims to provide resources for teens, parents, friends and family members, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public about abusive and healthy relationships. This resource is aimed at engaging, educating and empowering youth and young adults to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund is a non-profit, charitable organization founded to honor the life of Lauren Dunne Astley, a beautiful, talented and beloved 18-year-old young woman who had just graduated from Wayland High School, Wayland, Massachusetts, and planned to attend Elon University. She died on July 3, 2011 at the hands of her former boyfriend. The mission of the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund is to promote dynamic educational programs, particularly those in the areas of the development of healthy teen relationships, the arts, and community service.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

It Gets Better Project
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The project aims to give hope to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. It urges young people to stay true to themselves even through the bullying and other challenges that confront them in their adolescent years. It describes the positive future they could experience as adults; no matter how difficult things may be, it gets better.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

GLSEN works to ensure that LGBT students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. This site provides information, guides, and webinars for teachers and community members on how to make schools safe and inclusive for all students.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Futures Without Violence
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking educational programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Dating Abuse Stops Here (DASH)
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website site offers fact sheets, information, and resources about teen dating abuse to help teens, their parents and friends understand more about this growing problem.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Date Safe Project
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Choose Respect
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11 to 14 year-olds about healthy relationships.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Break the Cycle
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Break the Cycle engages, educates and empowers young people to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Tiverton Prevention Coalition E-newsletter
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This free e-newsletter published monthly by the Tiverton Prevention Coalition aims to keep the community informed about prevention initiatives in Tiverton. The newsletter includes updates on underage alcohol and substance abuse in Tiverton, everyday prevention tips and strategies, and links to other prevention resources in every issue.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

East Providence Prevention Coalition Newsletter
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC) is a citizens’ group dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles.  This newsletter provides updates on the proactive strategies and community collaboration in both the public and private sectors that the Coalition is using.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

Healthy Steps Resource Guide for Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, and Scituate
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This document outlines and provides contact information for community resources in the towns of Burrillville, Foster, Glocester, and Scituate.  The resources in this guide are intended to link the non-metro communities in Northern Rhode Island with opportunities for well-being.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Mayor’s Substance Abuse Prevention Council (MSAPC) is the lead drug and alcohol prevention voice and policy making body for the city of Providence.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI City/Town
Languages: N/A

New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) aims to raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices, build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: New England Region
Languages: N/A

The New Hampshire Center for Excellence
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This center provides technical assistance, disseminates data, and promotes knowledge transfer in support of communities, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders working to address alcohol and other drug misuse and related consequences throughout New Hampshire.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: New England Region
Languages: N/A

Maine Behavioral Health Workplace Development Collaborative
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This collaborative aims to help mental health and substance abuse professionals who are seeking to enhance their skills and knowledge to better serve the people of Maine by offering educational programs in Maine and online.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: New England Region
Languages: N/A

Health Resources in Action
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Health Resources in Action develops programs that advance public health and medical research by working with governments, communities, scientists, and nonprofit organizations. This site includes resources such as public health toolkits, reports, and webinars on today’s most pressing health issues.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Publications, Recorded Webinars/ Presentation Slides, Tools
Locations: National, New England Region
Languages: N/A

Careers of Substance: Supporting the MA Substance Use and Addictions Workforce
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This site is a central resource for anyone involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: New England Region
Languages: N/A

Right to a safe school [Section 16-2-17]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This legislation proposes that each student, staff member, teacher, and administrator has a right to attend and/or work at a school which is safe and secure, conducive to learning, and free from the threat, actual or implied, of physical harm by a disruptive student.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, State Legislation/Laws
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Lindsay Anne Burke Act
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This legislation requires that Rhode Island school districts enact policies around dating violence, including reporting of dating violence, education around dating violence and efforts to prevent dating violence.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, State Legislation/Laws
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Health and Family Life Courses [Section 16-22-18]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This legislation states that secondary schools that teach sex education shall include abstinence as the preferred method of pregnancy prevention and that parents may exempt their children from taking this course.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Substance Abuse Prevention Act [Section 16-21.2]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The legislation aims to promote substance abuse prevention programs throughout municipalities in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Smoking in Schools [Section 23-20.9]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This health legislation looks to eliminate the exposure of children in schools and those who work in schools to tobacco smoke and to create a tobacco-free school environment in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Rhode Island Student Assistance Junior High/Middle School Act [Section 16-21.3]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This document outlines methods which schools employ to prevent the onset of substance use in middle school students.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Performance Enhancing Dietary Supplements and High School Athletes [CHAPTER 16-21.4]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This document outlines policies and procedures related to performance-enhancing dietary supplements in Rhode Island, including a definition of performance-enhancing dietary supplements and coach education related to the supplements.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Penalty for hazing [Section 11-21-1]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This document includes a comprehensive definition of hazing and describes related penalties.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, State Legislation/Laws
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Penalties for drug, alcohol, or weapons offenses [Section 16-21-21.1]
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This document describes disciplinary policies for public school students that violate a school policy relating to the possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or weapons.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Public Policy/Legislation
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

State of Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals (BHDDH) is committed to assuring access to quality support services for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues, and chronic long term medical and psychiatric conditions. BHDDH’s mission includes addressing the stigma attached to these disabilities as well as planning for the development of new services and prevention activities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

RI Emergency & Crisis Intervention Resources List
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health
This list provides contact information for organizations and agencies who provide youth suicide prevention services and resources in Rhode Island. Organizations are organized by type of agency and support services offered. 

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

RI Youth Suicide Prevention Resources List
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health
This list provides contact information for organizations and agencies who provide youth suicide prevention services and resources in Rhode Island. Organizations are organized by geographic area and support services offered.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Resource Guide: Services Available to Youth At-Risk of Suicide, 2010
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health
This guide provides an inventory and description of agencies throughout Rhode Island that provide services to youth at-risk for suicide. Service agencies include mental health outpatient providers, mental health inpatient providers , counseling and therapy providers, substance abuse outpatient providers, substance abuse inpatient/residential providers, violence prevention organizations, violence recovery organization, domestic violence organization, sexual violence organizations, and support groups.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Tobacco Free Rhode Island
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Tobacco Free Rhode Island (formerly the Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network) is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals fighting to reduce tobacco use in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Smoker’s Quitline
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Smokers’ Quitline, 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-8669), is a free service that provides individualized tobacco cessation support. Trained quit coaches help assess individual situations and develop customized plans to quit. The quitline offers free cessation information, multi-session telephone counseling, and self-help materials.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Health Care Matters
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Health Care Matters website helps community members and policy makers learn about the health of the community. It provides local health data, resources, best practices, news articles and information about community events. This site specifically aims to support the development of community health assessments and community health improvement plans by hospitals and health departments, but its content is also relevant for anyone interested in how to assess and improve the health of communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations, Inc.
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Council of Community Mental Health Organizations (RICCMHO) is a responsive resource comprised of private, non-profit community behavioral healthcare organizations in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Rhode Island Board for the Certification of Chemical Dependency Professionals
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Rhode Island Board for the Certification of Chemical Dependency Professionals (RIBCCDP) provides certification resources for prevention and treatment providers in Rhode Island.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Ocean State Prevention Alliance
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Ocean State Prevention Alliance (OSPA) is a coalition of prevention specialists and mental health professionals committed to reducing the negative impact that marijuana has on Rhode Island communities, especially among youth.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association (DATA) of Rhode Island is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1986 representing public and private alcohol and drug treatment, behavioral health, prevention, and student assistant programs.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

The Partnership at Drugfree.org
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website brings together renowned scientists, parent, experts, and communications professionals to translate the science of teen drug use and addiction for families.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Guide to Community Preventive Services/ The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

USA.gov and HHS
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Older Adults Resources, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Centers for Disease Control – Health and Academic Achievement
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

This website establishes the correlation between physical health and academic success. It links to fact sheets and presentations regarding the correlation between physical health and academic success.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Cool Spot
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
The young teens’ place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Suicide Prevention
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.  SAMHSA provides leadership and devotes its resources- programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants toward helping the nation act on the knowledge that: behavioral health is essential for health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Gambling Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Publications
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Stop Underage Drinking: Gateway to Federal Resources
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Stopalcoholabuse.gov is the web portal for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) and a gateway to comprehensive research and resources on prevention.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

1-800-622-HELP(4357)-SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: English, Spanish

Purple Project
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Project Purple is an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and shed light on effective treatment practices.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Prevention Institute
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Prevention Institute brings cutting-edge research, practice, and analysis to today’s pressing health and safety concerns.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Office of National Drug Control Policy focuses on community-based programs, early intervention programs in healthcare settings, aligning criminal policies and public health systems to divert nonviolent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, funding scientific research on drug use, and expanding access to substance abuse treatment.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a searchable online registry of more than 300 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. It connects members of the public to intervention developers so in order to learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED)
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED) in Behavioral Health was formed to address disparities in behavioral health care.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

NIDA for Teens
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) website is dedicated to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) supports research to prevent and treat drug abuse and addiction, and mitigate the impact of their consequences.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This is a resource for those striving for comprehensive and effective state drug and alcohol laws, policies, regulations and programs.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

The Medicine Abuse Project
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This website provides comprehensive resources for parents and caregivers, law enforcement officials, health care providers, educators and others so that everyone can take a stand and help end medicine abuse. The website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Medication Use Safety Training for Seniors
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

National Council on Patient Information and Education
This online educational campaign and workshop is designed to promote safe and appropriate medication use through PowerPoint presentations, tips for taking medications properly, feature articles, videos with experts, and much more.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Medication Safety: A Toolkit for Families
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Center for Improving Medication Management & the National Council on Patient Information and Education
This toolkit provides access to important information and educational resources to promote safe and appropriate medicine use. It includes information about avoiding medication misuse, getting the facts about your family’s medicines, keeping a family medical record, tips for safe medicine use in children and older adults and during pregnancy, and questions to ask your health team.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Legacy for Health
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

Legacy was established in 1999 as part of the Master Settlement Agreement between the major tobacco companies, 46 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. The states requested that a portion of the money they received from the tobacco industry be used to establish and fund an organization (Legacy) primarily dedicated to studying and providing public education about the impact of tobacco in order to reduce its use and associated death and disease.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Healthypeople.gov
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse Toolkit
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs. This toolkit provides informational video clips that show positive and negative examples to help practice positive parenting skills.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Educate Before You Medicate
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

National Council on Patient Information and Education
As one of the original patient safety coalitions, the National Council on Patient Information and Education has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization, representing the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions in the country.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CSAP) provides national leadership in the federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug problems.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. This website has issue briefs on a variety of different health topics.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Older Adults Resources, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Suicide Prevention, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This campaign is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its fatal consequences globally. The ultimate vision is a future that is free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: State Legislation/Laws, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

American Medicine Chest Challenge
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This community-based public health initiative aims to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and provides a nationwide day of disposal – at a collection site or in the home – of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine that will be held on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Older Adults Resources, Prescription Drugs
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Above the Influence Campaign
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

This site was created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The campaign is inspired by what teens have said about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Prevention Websites
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

Law Atlas
Uploaded on May 15, 2014

Public Health Law Research (PHLR), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
This tool is designed to help policy-makers, advocates and researchers understand what the laws are on a given topic, know how the laws differ over time and across jurisdictions, and evaluate their impact.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, LGBTQ Resources, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, State Legislation/Laws, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Prevention Websites, Tools
Locations: National, Other States, RI Specific
Languages: N/A

“Synthetic Marijuana” – Nothing Like Real Marijuana, Expert Explains
Uploaded on February 19, 2015

Join Together — Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators, Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, RSS Feeds/ Newsletters
Locations: National
Languages: N/A

17 Things To Do Instead of Drugs
Uploaded on July 22, 2015

Mt. Hope High School Kids
A group of kids from Mt. Hope High School did a video to promote awareness on life choices for young people on what they can do instead of using drugs.

Audiences: Youth
Authors: N/A
Topics: Marijuana, Other Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Tools
Locations: RI City/Town, RI Specific
Languages: English

2009 RISAPA State Underage Drinking Logic Model
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, 2009
This is a logic model for underage drinking and retail access, with tools that include: media, policy, and enforcement strategies

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion
Types: Publications, Tools
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2010 School Health Profiles Report-Trend Analysis Report: Principal Survey
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Education, 2010
This report documents the presence of various health services and resources in Rhode Island schools during 2006 to 2010.

Audiences: Caregivers & Community Members, Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A

2013 RI High School Health-Risks Summary Report
Uploaded on May 16, 2014

Rhode Island Department of Health, 2013
This report examines 21 health-risk indicators for RI public high school students (grades 9-12) as collected through the CDC sponsored Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The findings from the YRBS are used to inform policy and programs alike regarding the major causes of injury, disease and mortality.

Audiences: Prevention Providers & Educators
Authors: N/A
Topics: Alcohol, Bullying and Violence Prevention, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Marijuana, Other Drugs, Prescription Drugs, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion, Tobacco / ENDS Products
Types: Data Resources, Publications
Locations: RI Specific
Languages: N/A