Transcribes a podcast between Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Rich Lucey, a prevention program manager at the Drug Enforcement Administration. They discuss National Drug and Alcohol Facts week, drug use among college students, her advice to prevention professionals, and more.
Presents best practices among school districts for creating safe school climates.This presentation lists tools and initiatives used by schools to improve school climate, discusses challenges to implementing changes and their possible solutions, and finally, makes recommendations for getting started with program implementation.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Helps communities plan and implement their National Prevention Week (NPW) 2019 activities. In addition to information on health observances and SAMHSA resources, the guide includes quarterly checklists, planning tips, and introductions to NPW’s federal partners. This year’s calendar also features Augmented Reality (AR), so the calendar can come alive for users after they download a free app for their mobile device.
Calls on college and university presidents, chancellors, and senior administrators to address sexual assault on their campuses. The blog post outlines current statistics, talks about the progress that has been made, and makes a request for more improvements.
Highlights 15 federal elementary and secondary education programs where the statutory language or the regulations/guidance that accompanies a program appear to permit funds to be used to support universal prevention programs and social and emotional learning initiatives. The guide also provides examples of schools, districts, and state education agencies that have successfully supported their prevention programs with federal education dollars.
Examines the experiences of LGBT students with regard to indicators of negative school climate and the possible negative effects of a hostile school climate on LGBT students' academic achievement, educational aspirations, and psychological well-being.
Includes teen-informed activities that can be used with youth 12-17 years old across a variety of community settings to boost confidence, and prevent risk-taking behaviors, including alcohol and drug-abuse. The toolkit enhances the existing Above the Influence program efforts and furthers its goals with new individual and group activities that can help teens make healthier decisions with the support of adults who value them.
Provides several key principles for emergency planning. One of these principles is ensuring that the needs of the whole school or higher education community are addressed, which includes those with access and functional needs.