Increasing Action & Awareness on Prevention of Substance Use Disorders and Positive Mental Health with Adolescents

This year the SAMHSA-sponsored initiative strives to:

  • Get communities involved with implementing prevention strategies and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health
  • Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health resources

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) urges case workers, court professionals, and others to learn more about the array of services and resources available for those living with—or at risk of—substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health issues. NCSACW provides technical assistance and other materials to help understand and prevent SUDs. Some of our resources focusing on youth:

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