This toolkit was created for prevention specialists who need some tips in navigating conversations with local lawmakers in the era of legalized cannabis use. Many prevention specialists feel discomfort in outreaching to their municipalities because they do not want to unintentionally advocate or lobby, as this is prohibited. This toolkit helps prevention specialists broach those conversations and clearly outlines the differences between advocacy and education. The latter is very much allowed and encouraged! Along with the toolkit is a modifiable slide deck. This template serves to provide an introductory conversation between prevention specialists and their respective municipalities. It is a way to provide education and discussion as municipalities consider opting in to allow retail cannabis stores to operate in their area.
Effective prevention practices just don’t sustain themselves. To produce and maintain positive substance misuse prevention outcomes, communities and organizations need to sustain the prevention practices responsible for those outcomes. These include implementing: Effective strategic planning processes and Interventions that work.
This toolkit has been specifically designed with our community partners in mind. It is the goal of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) that this toolkit helps our community partners to disseminate information about behavioral health, prevention, and wellness, to the individuals and families they serve. It is CMHA-CEI’s hope that this will equip our partners with easy-to-use and useful information for their audiences. This Facebook Toolkit will increase awareness, promote local resources and training opportunities, and reduce stigma around behavioral health issues affecting our communities.
Suicide is a serious global public health problem that demands our attention butpreventing suicide is no easy task. Current research indicates that the prevention of
suicide, while feasible, involves a whole series of activities, ranging from provision of the best possible conditions for bringing up our children and young people, through accurate and timely assessment of mental disorders and their effective treatment, to the environmental control of risk factors.
The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) Tool consists of a combined screening component (TAPS-1) followed by a brief assessment (TAPS-2) for those who screen positive.
The Maui Coalition for Drug-Free Youth (MCDFY) has been instrumental in implementing innovative prevention strategies that contribute to reducing underage drinking, and youth substance use. MCDFY utilizes data-driven strategies to successfully address youth substance use and misuse in the town of Wailuku Maui. Through extensive community outreach and engagement MCDFY has developed and proposed a local civil social host ordinance. With advocacy efforts from all 12-sectors MCDFY is making progress and is close to enacting the bill.
The toolKit is designed as a guide to assist your coalition in securing the commitment of these important local partners.
This guide will teach you how to engage in advocacy for substance use prevention, but the principles covered can be applied to any advocacy effort at any level of government. The guide explains how to be a vocal, visible and valuable advocate and gives an overview of the difference between education and lobbying. It provides guidance for developing an effective advocacy strategy.
A resource for prevention providers that will showcase the importance of working with the LGBTQ+ community, how to launch queer-inclusive programming in a meaningful way, and collect inclusive data around sexual orientation and gender identity. The guidance document includes state-specific infographics for all of New England.
A toolkit to provide Prevention Specialists who work with Native American communities the ability to better understand the culture, use data for future funding specific to Native communities, and carry out the implementation of evidence-based programs that are inclusive of their culture. It also addresses and provides guidance on health disparities within the Native American Tribes.
A self-guided and reflective tool that is inclusive of evidence-based practices, risk and protective factors and coping skills specific to LGBTQ+ youth for educators to utilize when developing and evaluating their own curriculum and informational products, to ensure they are being intentional with their inclusion and support of LGBTQIA+ youth.