Guidance

Prevention in Early Childhood Resources

These grants were provided to communities with the infrastructure, systems, and partnerships in place to support implementation of a comprehensive, multi-domain set of services to address the impact of substance misuse on children living with a parent or caregiver with a history of substance misuse and addiction. The intent of these grants is to mitigate the elevated risk these children have for developing future substance use and related health and behavioral health issues.

CSPS and BSAS staff are working to provide guidance and resources for Prevention in Early Childhood grantees. In the interim, feel free to check out the Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative planning tool that grantees used to guide their planning processes. Much of the information is relevant to your work. It provides an overview of:

  • National and state data available to help you understand your local substance misuse problems
  • Guidance for using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based prevention strategies that are culturally appropriate and sustainable.

Users can go directly to relevant areas of the tool, depending on where they are in the SPF process. Related tools, templates, and worksheets are also organized on a single page—easy to download and share at your next coalition meeting!