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This report developed by Mental Health First Aid and the National Council for Behavioral Health outlines the major uptake in opiate use, misuse and addiction. It presents the challenges and emphasizes the importance of prevention underscoring the need for investment in and commitment to these activities.
In response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC).The DEC Task Force Federal Partnerships Subcommittee conducted an assessment of promising practices in the field and of training modules provided by federal, state, local, tribal, and community-based providers across the country. This toolkit is a compilation of many of those practices for your use, separated into three categories: (1) increasing DEC awareness, (2) fostering community collaboration and (3) creating a more effective response.
This document developed by SAMHSA provides brief summaries of substance abuse prevention strategies and associated programs that have been evaluated to determine their effects on the nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD.) It should be considered a resource for state and community prevention practitioners seeking information on interventions to reduce NMUPD
This list of publications from the National Justice Reference Service was created to share information about programs that may support VOCA dollars to support drug endangered children. This resource is a list of citations.
This e-publication provides guidelines and suggestions to help victim service practitioners and program administrators improve the quality and consistency of their response to crime victims. Select from the Program Standards, Competency Standards, and Ethical Standards buttons below or use the menu on the left to learn more about the purpose and scope of the standards; how to use the standards to improve crime. victim/survivor survivors; and terms, definitions, and resources related to the standards.
A resource for professionals that describes the best practices of Child Forensic Interviewing. This bulletin developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides the purpose, historical context, stages of interviews, considerations and tips for forensic interviewers when working with children.