Prevention Learning

Links to Other Prevention Resources

| August 27, 2013

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Alcohol

Alcohol Cost Calculator
The George Washington University Medical Center’s Ensuring Solutions program offers the Alcohol Cost Calculator website. The calculators serve to demonstrate costs of alcohol on a community and national level to businesses, kids, health plans, and also provides a calculator for “return on investment.”

Alcohol Epidemiology Program (AEP), University of Minnesota
Research, community education materials, policy information and more from the University of Minnesota’s Alcohol Epidemiology Program.

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an online resource that provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. It features compilations and analyses of alcohol-related statutes and regulations. Designed primarily as a tool for researchers, APIS simplifies the process of ascertaining the state of the law for studies on the effects and effectiveness of alcohol-related policies.

Center on Alcohol Marketing & Youth
The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize the health and safety of America’s youth.

Center for Science in
the Public Interest (CSPI): Alcohol Policy

CSPI helps focus public and decision-maker attention on high-leverage policy reforms to reduce the devastating health and social consequences of drinking.

CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov
This NIAAA-sponsored site provides research-based information about the nature and extent of dangerous drinking to high school and college administrators, students, parents, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and members of the retail beverage industry; and offers recommendations to college and university presidents on the potential effectiveness of current strategies to reverse the culture of drinking on campus.

FACE Project
“FACE is a national non-profit organization that supports sensible alcohol policies and practices through the development of messages, strategies and training designed to create public awareness and action on alcohol issues.” The website includes free online resources, event calendar, information on training, and more.

Global Alcohol Consumption
The map of world alcohol consumption from The Economist.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Provides publications and resources for professionals and the community, research, information on news/events, and links to NIAAA-sponsored websites.

MADD: The Power of Parents -- click here to go
The Power of Parents
MADD has created a powerful web resource where parents can find research-proven strategies for preventing underage drinking in their home and in their community.

Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol & Your Health
For anyone who drinks, this site offers valuable, research-based information. What do you think about taking a look at your drinking habits and how they may affect your health? Rethinking Drinking can help you get started.

SBIRT Oregon — Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Readiness RulerRight: SBIRT Readiness Ruler (click for PDF)

SBIRT stands for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment— an evidence-based, effective method to intervene in alcohol and drug misuse, but that is currently underused in the primary care setting in the United States. This site provides tools for primary care providers to screen, intervene (using motivational interviewing), and refer individuals to alcohol/drug treatment.

StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov
StopAlcoholAbuse.Gov is a comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue. People interested in underage drinking prevention—including parents, educators, community-based organizations, and youth—will find a wealth of valuable information here.

TheCoolSpot.gov
The young teen’s place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking
How to talk with kids about drinking, alcohol research, and more.

Why21.org
Why21.org offers the straight truth on why the Minimum Legal Drinking Age law is important to you regardless of your age and describes how it saves lives.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
The purpose of CAPT is to assist states, jurisdictions, and community-based prevention programs to apply scientifically-defensible strategies in their efforts to prevent substance abuse.

Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) is a department within the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our primary mission is to transfer information, resources, and research in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and training using current technologies.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAP’s mission is to provide national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug problems.

Alcohol Justice (The)
For the prevention of alcohol and other drug problems; uses a public health approach  to prevention. Creates an environment that helps individuals make healthy choices and requires responsible action from government and business.

National Drug Court Institute (and National Association of Drug Court Professionals)
Mission: Promoting education, research and scholarship for drug court and other court-based intervention programs.

National Institute on  Drug Abuse (NIDA)
NIDA supports over 85 percent of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.

Oregon Addictions & Mental Health Services Division (AMH)
AMH (formerly Office of Mental Health & Addiction Services, OMHAS), a division of Oregon Department of Human Services, is dedicated to preventing Oregonians of all ages from abusing alcohol and other drugs, and ensuring that the best treatment possible is available for people who need help with addiction problems.

Lines for Life (formerly Oregon Partnership)
Partnering with communities, families, educators, law enforcement and treatment services to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol abuse in Oregon.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
“The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.” The SAMHSA website includes grant information, news releases, statistics and more.

U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools’Exemplary and Promising Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program has used an expert panel process to identify programs that should be promoted nationally as promising or exemplary. A 15-member Expert Panel oversaw a valid and reliable process for identifying effective school-based programs that promote healthy students and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. The panel identified 9 exemplary and 33 promising programs.

Brain Development

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain Teen Brain

New discoveries about adolescent brain development provide insights about teens and risky behaviors as well as new ideas and tips on what parents can say and do when talking with their teens about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

The Amazing Human Brain and Human Development
A free online course to learn more about the brain and its development.

Drugs, Brains & Behavior: The Science of Addiction
This 30-page, full-color booklet discusses in layman’s terms the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, and how drugs work in the brain.

Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
An interdisciplinary center at the University of Washington, dedicated to the study of the developing brain and mind.

OregonBrains.org oregon
Oregon Health Science University’s brain awareness pages offer information and news on brain health, free subscription to brain e-tips, video clips, and other resources.

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
Website provides health information from A to Z on human development topics, funding information, research, and more. The NICHD conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, The
The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (NSCDC) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, early childhood development, pediatrics, and economics. The ultimate mission of the Council is to close the gap between what we know and what we do to promote successful learning, adaptive behavior, and sound physical and mental health for all young children.

Neuroscience for Kids
A comprehensive look at the world of neuroscience in easy to understand language for children, parents and educators.  The wide array of topics include “Brain Basics,”  ”The Effects of Drugs,” and Neurological and Mental Disorders.”

Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.

Community Development

Join Together Online
A national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

Strengthening America’s Families
Joins health, education and welfare sectors of government to improve the life outcomes for children.

NuturingEnvironments.org
Nurturing Environments Oregon

A blog created to promote the spread of nurturing environments; societies that increase nurturing family, school, workplace, and community environments will improve the well-being of their members in virtually every respect.

Conflict Resolution

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)
ESR is a leading source of innovative curriculum materials and teacher training programs that focus on issues of peacemaking and conflict resolution. Our work fosters social, emotional, and ethical development among children by helping them learn.

National Center for Conflict Resolution Education
To advance the development of conflict resolution education programs nationwide towards the goals of providing conflict resolution educational opportunities to all youth. NCCRE attempts to reach youth through several venues including schools, juvenile justice programs and community youth services organizations.

Education

Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFATTC)
Works with collaborating partners in each Northwest state to shape a comprehensive workforce development system, provide multiple access routes to scientific information and research-based practice methods, and contribute new knowledge to facilitate continuing improvement in the region’s training and service delivery systems.

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Working with schools and communities to improve education for children, youth and adults

Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
The Oregon Social Learning Center is a non-profit, independent research center located in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon dedicated to finding ways to help children and parents as they cope with the day-to-day problems. (Hill Walker connection)

Prevention Institute
Oakland, California based organization which aims to connect “public health, education, urban planning, social work, and other fields, communities can create conditions for healthier living.”

RAND Institute
RAND’s mission is to improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

U.S. Department of Education
Funding, research and statistics, publications and products, news and events.

U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools’ Exemplary and Promising Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program has used an expert panel process to identify programs that should be promoted nationally as promising or exemplary. A 15-member Expert Panel oversaw a valid and reliable process for identifying effective school-based programs that promote healthy students and safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. The panel identified 9 exemplary and 33 promising programs.

U.S. Department of Justice
The Office of Justice Programs’ mission is to provide federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist crime victims.

University of Oregon Substance Abuse Prevention Program 
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) is designed to provide education and increased awareness in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition)
We Can! is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.  The program is a collaboration of four Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, University of Washington
The Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit is a research unit dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Center for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC)

User-friendly information, frequently asked questions, fact sheets, and more on the subject of FASD.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence
The FASD Center is a federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD. This Web site provides information and resources about FASD. Site also provide materials you can use to raise awareness about FASD.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc. (FASCETS)
Services available through FASCETS are designed to increase understanding, build on strengths, expand options for developing effective parenting and professional techniques, enhance existing programs and support the development of new programs. Short term goals include increased effectiveness, reduced frustration, and attainment of improved outcomes, including burnout prevention in professionals. The long term goal of this work is to contribute to the prevention of FASD.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
“Helping children and families by fighting the leading known cause of mental retardation and birth defects.”

Gambling

Click here for links at Lane County’s disordered gambling / problem gambling prevention website.

Lane County Government Resources

Community Health Centers of Lane County
The mission of the Community Health Centers of Lane County is to improve the health and wellness of our community through access to affordable, holistic healthcare.

Lane County Behavioral Health Services
Lane County Behavioral Health Services encompasses a broad array of services and programs. Services include treatment for children, families, and adults. Services can be accessed through a variety of programs focusing on Mental Health issues.

Lane County Veterans Services
Lane County Veterans’ Service Officers are accredited VA representatives who advocate for our communities veterans and their families to ensure they receive all entitlements provided by Federal and State law.

Media Advocacy

Media Awareness: A School Guide
Helping children become aware of media tactics and to avoid being “brainwashed” into making decisions. Provides links to different media lesson plans, etc.

Mentoring

After School
Connecting you to federal resources that support children and youth during out of school hours.

Mentoring Programs: Big Brothers Big Sisters | Boys & Girls Club | Harvard Mentoring Project | Juvenile Mentoring Program

Oregon Mentors
Oregon Mentors is a business-led, community-driven nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the dramatic expansion of quality mentoring.  The website provides information on location of mentoring programs throughout the state of Oregon, information about mentorship training, and recruitment/referral of potential mentors.

Parenting/Family

Visit the “Parents” section of our website for a full list of links.
Family Resource Center Brochure

Lane County Family Resource Centers: Click here for brochure Oregon

Research

Alcohol Justice (formerly Marin Institute)
For the prevention of alcohol and other drug problems; uses a public health approach  to prevention. Creates an environment that helps individuals make healthy choices and requires responsible action from government and business.

The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS)
The Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) is an online resource that provides detailed information on a wide variety of alcohol-related policies in the United States at both State and Federal levels. It features compilations and analyses of alcohol-related statutes and regulations. Designed primarily as a tool for researchers, APIS simplifies the process of ascertaining the state of the law for studies on the effects and effectiveness of alcohol-related policies.

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (Western CAPT)
The purpose of CAPT is to assist states, jurisdictions, and community-based prevention programs to apply scientifically-defensible strategies in their efforts to prevent substance abuse.

Oregon Research Institute (ORI)
Oregon Research Institute is an independent behavioral sciences research center dedicated to understanding human behavior and improving the quality of human life through the prevention and treatment of health, education, and social problems.

Oregon Social Learning Center (OSLC)
The Oregon Social Learning Center is a non-profit, independent research center located in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon dedicated to finding ways to help children and parents as they cope with the day-to-day problems. (Hill Walker connection)

Prevention Research Center
A national center for the study of environmental approaches to prevention of alcohol-related problems.

Suicide
Prevention

Click here for Lane County’s suicide prevention page & links

Tobacco

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAP’s mission is to provide national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug problems.

Oregon
Health Department- Tobacco Prevention

This is the health division’s website that gives lots of Oregon program specifics and statistics.

Smokefree Oregon
The site features a directory of smokefree establishments and other resources to help you make healthy, smokefree choices.

Tobacco.org
A resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues, featuring tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars..

Violence Prevention

BluePrints for Violence Prevention
Identifies programs and describes interventions in a series of “blueprints” including theoretical rationale, core components of the program as implemented, evaluation designs and results, and  practical experiences programs encountered while implementing model at multiple sites.

Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF)
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live in a home free of violence.

National Crime Prevention Council
Online resource center.

Stop It Now!
STOP IT NOW!’s mission is to call on all abusers and potential abusers to stop and seek help, to educate adults about the ways to stop sexual abuse, and to increase public awareness of the trauma of child sexual abuse.

Safer Society
The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. Founded in 1964 as the Prison Research Education Action Project (P.R.E.A.P.) by Fay Honey Knopp, P.R.E.A.P. evolved into the Safer Society Program in 1985, and became the Safer Society Foundation, Inc. in 1995. The Safer Society Foundation, Inc. provides a variety of services related to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.

Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) Oregon
The Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF) website offers users with information about programs, including the sexual assault training institute & prevention programs, as well as resources for sexual violence victims, medical professionals, and more.

University of Oregon, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior (IVDB)
The purpose of IVDB is to empower schools and social service agencies to address violence and destructive behavior, at the point of school entry and beyond, in order to ensure safety and to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy social development of children and youth.

Youth/Teens

Party Planning
Activities & themes for safe, healthy party planning — from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ready, Set, Listen! game (from Too Smart to Start – SAMHSA)
The Ready, Set, Listen! game is designed to help parents and young people talk to each other about underage alcohol use, why it’s not smart, and how to prevent it.

TheCoolSpot.gov
The young teen’s place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

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