Substance Use/Misuse

Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act authorizes the Secretary to reserve one percent of the amount appropriated for the fiscal year to make allotments to Indian tribes and tribal organizations and migrant programs for community and faith-based child abuse prevention activities. The primary purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to award grants to support community-based efforts in tribal and migrant communities that prevent child maltreatment and to strengthen and support families.

Resource: 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk.

SBIRT - Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (Funding Opportunity)

The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use.

Resource: "Talk. They Hear You." Partner Materials

These “Talk. They Hear You.” materials to aid partners underage drinking and substance use prevention efforts.

Resource: Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse: Strategies for Early Intervention

This resource guide (PDF, 128 pages) was compiled to address the need for comprehensive, evidence-based information to help states implement new early intervention programs or expand and improve existing ones. The document provides a set of principles of effective early intervention services; in-depth case studies of five different innovative state programs; a state-by-state description of early intervention services; and examples of programs and tools.

Resource: Tip Sheets on Everyday Parenting Topics

These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.

Resource: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

SAMHSA is providing regular training and technical assistance on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.

Two OAH Videos Win National Health Information Awards Honors

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), which merged with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in June 2019, was recognized for excellence in marketing, communication, and the creation of digital health resources. OAH won awards for two videos in the Health Promotion/Disease and Injury Prevention class of the Fall 2019 Annual National Health Information Awards (PDF, 14 pages), organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC).