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Substance Abuse

SAMHSA Center Substance Abuse Prevention:

CSAP Model Programs
Prevention programs identified by the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) as science-based, effective, or model programs, based on CSAP criteria.

CSAP's Guide to Science-based Practices
Links to:
  • Science-Based Substance Abuse Prevention: A Guide
  • Promising and Proven Substance Abuse Prevention Programs
  • Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Prevention Best Practices from the Western Regional Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) Guiding Principles, definitions of best and promising practices, and links to a large number of model prevention programs and best practices organized by risk factor, domain, ethnicity, age, and CSAP strategy.

    Comprehensive Service Delivery Program for Children at Risk
    A program model called "Children at Risk" (CAR) was designed, directed, and evaluated by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). This paper describes the progam and also describes the types of technical assistance and support CASA can provide to new communities interested in implementing a program patterned after CAR.

    CASASTART-Striving Together to Achieve Rewarding Tomorrows
    A neighborhood-based, school-centered program aimed at preventing substance abuse and delinquency among high-risk adolescents ages 8 to 13, and at reducing drug-related crime in their neighborhoods.


    Suicide Prevention: Current Research, Model Programs, and Links to Suicide Resources
    Suicide prevention site sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); includes National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action.

    Youth Violence

    Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
    The Report identifies science-based strategies that can be implemented by parents, schools, and communities to decrease the risk of youth violence.

    School Violence

    Model Programs in School Violence Prevention
    Sponsored by the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services


    HIV/AIDS - Prevention Research and Programs affiliated with the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Studies

    National Institute of Mental Health Center for Mental Health Research on AIDS
    Current research initiatives in the prevention of HIV/AIDS

    College Programs

    Campus Mental Health Issues: Best Practices - Guide for Colleges
    This book provides guidance and information to college administrators, faculty, police, resident advisors, and students on how to identify, assist, and get help for students who appear to be under severe duress or are suffering from a mental illness.




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