Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health Promotion

Brain Development, Teen Behavior and Preventing Drug Use

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids There’s a reason that teenagers act the way they do. Understanding the brain science behind teenage behavior can help parents better prepare their kids to avoid drugs and alcohol. Click here for the full article. read more

ASPIRE Other Tools From Youth & Family Cancer Prevention Program

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2018 ASPIRE is a free, bilingual, online tool that helps middle and high school teens learn about being tobacco free. It explains the dangers of tobacco and nicotine use, so they never start smoking.  Or, if they already... read more

CATCH MY BREATH: Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program Webinar Slides

CATCH Global Foundation, January 2018 These webinar slides introduce the Catch My Breath: Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program developed by the CATCH Global Foundation. CATCH stands for a Coordinated Approach to Child Health. By uniting multiple players in a child’s... read more

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018 The ENDS Committee was established in December 2016 under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with an ambitious timeline to complete a review of the science that can inform... read more

Understanding Substance Use Disorders

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, 2018 This 2-hour, self-paced course provides a science-based introduction to substance use, substance use disorders... read more

BH Link

In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.

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