Resource Library

Search our resource library to access a wealth of information to support your substance misuse prevention efforts. Use the drop down menus to search by resource type and/or prevention topic, or type a keyword into the search bar. New resources added regularly!

Resource Title Description Resource Type
Examples of Local-level Logic Models for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

This resource contains three examples of logic models that prevention practitioners can use to think through their process for addressing behavioral health disparities at the community level. Each example addresses a different type of disparity, and includes the community’s related substance use problem; factors that contribute to the problem; activities to address the problem; and short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes.

Excellence in Prevention Strategy List

This page provides detailed information about direct service and environmental prevention strategies. Programs and strategies in this list must be shown in at least two studies to produce intended results. All programs listed include substance abuse prevention as an area of interest.

Facing Race: A National Conference

Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward, a national non-profit working to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.

Family, Parent and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health

This resource describes the ways in which parent support providers can offer hope, guidance, advocacy, and camaraderie to parents and caregivers of children and youth receiving services from mental health, substance use, and related service systems.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Focus on Cannabis Prevention

It is important for the prevention community to know and understand the risks related to cannabis, especially in a time of changing laws, rules, and regulations in the region. The New England PTTC has created this page to bring together the latest health advisories from the CDC, CADCA, and other federal partners, as well as the health departments and organizations of the six New England States. You can also find some helpful informational resources and cannabis prevention toolkits from the New England states.

Fostering Resilience and Wellness in Youth

Citing unprecedented and uniquely difficult challenges facing young people today, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a rare and clarion Advisory on youth mental health. The bottom line? It’s on all of us—whether we work in health care systems, schools, media companies, community organizations, government agencies—to “step up for our children and families.”

Join Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation thought leaders Sara Polley, MD, and Desirae Vasquez, MHS, MBA, to take a closer look at specific recommendations identified in the Surgeon General’s call for an “all-of-society effort.” Examine the implications across the continuum, from health promotion to risk prevention to early intervention to behavioral health treatment. You will gain clarity and momentum to further inform and inspire your efforts on behalf of young people.

Fostering School Success: How Caregivers and Social Workers Can Support Children's Education

CWLA is pleased to invite you to join us for this engaging skill-building opportunity that will share how to improve school experiences and long-term outcomes for children who have experienced trauma. Participants in this training will:


  • Develop an understanding of common barriers to educational access and engagement for youth who have experienced trauma.
  • Learn practical strategies for cultivating resilience at home that will lead to improved school performance.
  • Advance their knowledge of the education system and supports available to children with special needs and circumstances.
  • Expand their collaboration and advocacy toolkits to ensure children and youth have access to high quality schooling.

This training is appropriate for foster, adoptive, and kinship caregivers, and social workers who have an interest and responsibility to better support children and youth in school as well as their educational achievement.

Framing Tobacco Disparities: A Collection of Free Messaging Guides for Tobacco Prevention Staff and Partners

This new series of equity-centered messaging guides highlight how communications around health equity issues must be strategically and thoughtfully created as certain disparity-focused messaging can bring greater harm to the communities most burdened by commercial tobacco use. The resources in this collection will help people to frame their messages within a justice and social context.

Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work – Online

By the end of this workshop series, participants will have:

  • A set of practical skills and tools for guiding others through productive conversations about race, racism, and racial justice that build understanding and agreement
  • A foundational framework for understanding racial identity development and the system of racialization in the U.S.
  • Addressed some of your key challenges and aspirations as a facilitator in your racial justice work
  • Experienced well-facilitated conversations about racism and racial justice and a supportive community of practice
Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Generating, Managing, and Sustaining Financial Resources

Information on writing grants, preparing an annual budget, and planning for financial sustainability.

Getting Candid: Framing the Conversation Around Youth Substance Use Prevention

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), created a message guide and other tools to support youth-serving providers and other adults in their efforts to prevent youth substance use.

Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of underage drinking.

Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups for the MOAPC Grant

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of opioid misuse and overdose prevention.

Guidance for Conducting Focus Groups for the PFS Grant

This tool provides guidance for conducting focus groups including planning, developing questions, and conducting the focus groups themselves. It also provides sample question for different audiences related to the issue of prescription drug misuse prevention.

Guidance on Communications After a Non-Concussion Sports Injury Fact Sheet

Recent legislation in Massachusetts requires that parents of middle and high school athletes and other adults such as coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, and school nurses receive educational materials on the potential dangers of opioid use and misuse. The educational materials shall also be distributed in written form to all students participating in an extracurricular athletic activity prior to the commencement of their athletic seasons.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) collaborated to provide action steps to help prevent opioid misuse and overdose among student athletes. This fact sheet also highlight resources for addressing possible alcohol or opioid misuse or addiction.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief