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A Fork in the Road: The Path to Reducing Underage Drinking in Your Community

If you have struggled with how to comprehend and communicate the enormity of this issue, this tool will help. Using the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences (IOM/NAS) Report on Underage Drinking as a foundation, you will learn step-by-step how to identify and prioritize underage drinking problems in your community, name the contributing factors and develop a customized plan for action. You will also be able to support your plan with national data and information (included) to utilize in presentations, trainings or advocacy efforts to create local and statewide change. The Complete program consists of: 1) Presentation instructions including how to use and create PowerPoint presentations. 2) Community alcohol assessment tool and planning process. 3) The National Academy of Science (NAS) Summary recommendations on Reducing Underage Drinking at the national, state and local level. 4) PowerPoint slides covering these topics: Current trends on youth and alcohol (speaker notes included); Local action to reduce youth access and underage drinking (speaker notes included); National Academy of Science Summary Recommendations; Examples of Community Success Stories; Slide Templates and specific instructions for creating your own slides
Adult             Over 130 slides            2004               PP-4188

An Introduction to Mediation, Family Group Conferencing, and Concurrent Planning: Pathways to Permanence

This 30-minute video resource provides a quick, easy to follow, and accurate overview for those interested in these three emerging strategies. Narrated by a young woman who spent many years in foster care, the first segment of this video discusses the philosophies and processes of Family Group Conferencing. Used by trainers nationwide, this video's opening segment creates an emotionally compelling portrait of this approach. To order a free copy of this video, please call 1-800-ASK-DTFA or direct 614-764-8454. Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Adult           30 min.           2000            DVD-175

Effective Anti-Drug Coalitions: Elements for Success

The problem of drug abuse cannot be addressed without dealing with underlying causes. Coalitions are among the most effective means for communities to address these complex issues. However; a coalition's capacity to deal with those issues is only as good as its ability to sustain its efforts over time. A new video highlighting the key elements needed to build effective anti-drug coalitions is now available. The video, and accompanying booklet, identify six key elements that are vital to a coalition's lasting effectiveness and sustainability: 1) vision, 2) leadership, 3) inclusiveness, 4) relationships, 5) funding and 6) community support. Where Meth Goes... Violence and Destruction Follow! (15:00); Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center (4:26); Solano County Drug Court (4:27); Vallejo Police and Corrections Team (P.A.C.T.) (5:30); Santa Barbara Youth Service System (5:09); Vallejo Fighting Back Partnership (10:16); Santa Barbara Fighting Back Coalition (6:14)
Adult 22 min.              2003              DVD-241

Faith Community Involvement in Substance Abuse Prevention

This videoconference will provide an overview of President George Bush's faith- and community-based initiative, examine the ways in which that initiative affects community antidrug coalitions, and describe effective faith-based programs implemented by such coalitions. The conference will also discuss challenges that coalitions face in engaging the faith community and strategies designed to overcome them. The broadcast is intended for Drug-Free Communities Support Program grantees; Weed & Seed and Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinators; community antidrug coalition leaders and volunteers; drug court, education, law enforcement, prevention, and treatment professionals; and others interested in learning about the role that faith-based organizations can play in community antidrug activities.
Adult            90 min.            2003            V-122

Getting Media Attention for Prevention Efforts

This interactive learning event is an opportunity for participants to learn why a communications strategy is important in the field of prevention and what is involved in effective media relations. Featuring three experts in the areas of communication, substance abuse, and the media, the broadcast will provide strategies for publicizing and disseminating information about prevention efforts with examples of effective media relations in various formats.
High School - Adult            60 min.           2004            V-126

High School - Adult
High-Risk Youth/At the Crossroads

This video addresses drug abuse prevention by focusing attention on specific negative social, economic and behavioral problems that make youths more vulnerable to drug abuse problems. Hosted by LeVar Burton, the program promotes a "risk-focused approach" to youth drug abuse prevention that goes beyond "just say no." The documentary profiles several high-risk youth and examines their vulnerable characteristics through commentary from several nationally renowned authorities.
Adult           22 min.           1989            V-5060

Keeping Kids Drug-Free: Effective Prevention Programs

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's (CSAP) Regional Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPTs) and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) presented a teleconference about effective prevention approaches for working with high-risk youth. The broadcast highlighted seven programs funded by CSAP that have been termed "scientifically defensible" based on rigorous evaluation and positive outcomes. These seven High Risk Youth Models were presented by the people who make them work every day. The programs can be replicated and should achieve similar positive findings in reducing alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use attitudes and behaviors in other communities.
Adult            120 min.            1999            V-195

Safe School Helpline Implementation Video

The Safe School Helpline is a 24-hour service that empowers students, parents and community members to report unsafe, at-risk situations without identifying themselves.
Junior High - High School            13 min.           1998            V-5069

Junior High - High School