Resources

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
Substance Use Prevention Resources for Use During a Pandemic

The Central East PTTC has created the Substance Use Prevention Resources for Use During a Pandemic guide to help prevention professionals navigate this challenging time.

Tool
Sustainability: Fostering Long-term Change to Create Drug-free Communities

This primer lays out a framework and describes key considerations and action steps for coalitions to include in their journey to sustainability.

Tool
Sustaining Effective Prevention Efforts: A Planning Toolkit

Sustainability in prevention is about figuring out what’s working well and how communities can continue to experience the benefits of prevention efforts over time. This requires the participation, resolve, and dedication of diverse community members—and a lot of careful planning. This online toolkit is designed to help coalitions engage in a thoughtful sustainability planning process.

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Sustaining the Work or Initiative

This toolkit supports planning for using different tactics to sustain your organization or community initiative.

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Talk. They Hear You. 5 Conversation Goals: Talking with Teens About Alcohol and Other Drugs – Mini Brochure

A mini brochure for parents and caregivers on the five goals to keep in mind when having conversations about alcohol and substance use with their teens.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teen About Marijuana: Keeping Your Kids Safe – Parent Brochure

A brochure for parents and caregivers about the risks associated with marijuana for teens and the importance of having conversations with their children to help them avoid substance use.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teen About Opioids: Keeping Your Kids Safe – Parent Brochure

A brochure for parents and caregivers about the risks associated with misusing prescription pain medications for teens and the importance of having conversations with their children to help them avoid taking medication that is not theirs.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teen About Vaping: Keeping Your Kids Safe – Parent Brochure

A brochure for parents and caregivers about the risks associated with vaping for teens and the importance of having conversations with their children to help them avoid substance use.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies

This publication provides an overview of the environmental strategies approach to community problem solving and includes examples of efforts where environmental strategies aimed at preventing and reducing community problems related to alcohol and other drugs were implemented.

Report/Research
The Data Dive: Episode 1 (Prioritization)

This handout provides an overview of one basic method for prioritizing needs assessment data, using the method described in Episode 1 of the PTTC's podcast, the Data Dive.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical Understanding of Structural Racism

In an effort to help leaders, organizers, and organizations stay focused on the structural and cultural roots of racial inequity, the Racial Equity Institute developed the “Groundwater” metaphor and accompanying analytical framework to explain the nature of racism as it currently exists in the United States.

Report/Research
The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

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The Role of Stigma in Substance Misuse Prevention: What Prevention Practitioners Can Do to Reduce

Presentation on what stigma is, how it impacts prevention work, what we can do about it, and how prevention practitioners should approach stigma.

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The Six Elements of Effective Coalitions

This resource is the first installment in a series, Key Elements of Effective Coalitions, which has been developed for prevention practitioners and community coalition members by the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network (https://pttcnetwork.org/). The goal of this series is to provide information on key elements that research suggests are critical for coalitions to operate effectively and increase their impact on substance misuse and its consequences for individuals and communities.

Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
The Tension of Turf: Making It Work for the Coalition

This paper builds upon the work of The Eight Steps to Effective Coalition Building, a coalition start-up framework previously developed by Larry Cohen which is available at www.preventioninstitute.org/tools.html#eightsteps. The Tension of Turf examines one of the harder issues of collaboration that often arises within coalitions, and offers recommendations to help leaders address this issue.

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