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NEW! Site Visit Materials

Community Coalition/Task Force Inventory

Identifying Key Stakeholder and Partners in Your Community

2015 ND Legislative Session Updates

Prevention Related Bills: 2015 Legislative Session (Updated as of 4-24-15)

Other Behavioral Health Related Bills:2015 Legislative Session (Updated as of 4-24-15)

Activities NOT Considered Lobbying

Upcoming National Webinars and Training

NEW! Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

  • When: October 20th-23rd, 2015* (online self-paced course also in October)
  • Agenda

UDETC Webinar: Social Host Laws: Why is one approach more effective than another in addressing underage drinking?

Time: 2-3 p.m. Central Time (3-4 Eastern)
Cost: Free

Register for the webinar here

SAMHSA Webinar: The Power of Social Media: Reaching the Prevention Community

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Time: 2-3 p.m. Central Time (3-4 Eastern)
Cost: Free

Register for the webinar here.

Environmental Strategies

Date: Anytime

Cost: Free

This two-hour online training is designed to increase the participant's skill level and understanding of environmental prevention practices and share effective strategies for States, Territories, and/or communities to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems from an environmental standpoint.

Using Community Volunteers to Support Prevention and Enforcement of Underage Drinking

Date: Anytime

Cost: Free

This 2-hour course explores the value and effective means of using community volunteers to support both the prevention and enforcement of underage drinking. The use of volunteers can serve as a force multiplier in communities where enforcement resources are stretched thin. The course looks at the recruitment, selection, training, utilization, supervision, and assessment of these community volunteers.

Making the Case for Prevention (Recorded Webinar)

Date: February 17, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Cost: Free

We live in a society that tends to wait for a problem to happen and waits until the consequences of that problem reach a point of urgency before action is taken. While there are signs of cultural change and an increasing value on wellness, getting community leaders and stakeholders to buy-in to the value and importance of prevention can still be challenging. Even if they want to prevent a problem, they very often don’t understand what prevention actually is or what effective prevention really takes. Too often, others think of prevention only as education with youth, or “just say no,” or may equate prevention with prohibition.

Join us as we explore how to best convey the power, value and scope of prevention to key community leaders and stakeholders.

PowerPoint slides here.

Environmental Prevention is Sustainable Prevention

Session I: Recorded Webinar

Session II: Recorded Webinar

Session III: Recorded Webinar

Much of prevention is focused on individual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and skills. Yet individuals do not make their choices in a vacuum. Key environmental factors play a significant role in the development of alcohol and other drug problems. Effective prevention must also focus on community norms, access and availability, media messages, and policy and enforcement. Environmental prevention can be difficult to communicate to community leaders and stakeholders. And it can be difficult to get buy-in for these important prevention strategies. Yet environmental prevention strategies have the most long-term, sustainable results.

Join us as we explore how to best convey the power and importance of environmental prevention to key community leaders and stakeholders.

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Promoting Your Community Efforts

SPF SIG Talking Points

Template Press Release: Announce the SPF SIG funding your community received to support substance abuse prevention
Announce Needs Assessment Priorities - Template Press Release

Directions for posting to Discussion Board

Questions and Answers from the Kickoff Event
November 4, 2013

What does the Needs Assessment Workbook encompass?

Needs Assessment Outline

What are some strategies that we would be implementing?

Sample of Evidence-Based Strategies: ND SPF SIG Menu of Approved Strategies