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Tips, Tools and Toolkits

"Talk. They Hear You." Application

Shares information about SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You." free app that can help parents talk their kids about underage drinking. This app features an interactive simulation that uses avatars to help parents practicing bringing up the topic of alcohol, learn the questions to ask, and get ideas to keep the conversation going. 

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Reports and Briefs

A Blueprint for Using Data to Reduce Disparities/ Disproportionalities in Human Services and Behavioral Health Care

Describes a framework and multistep process to reduce disparities and disproportionilites in your community or state. The steps are (1) readiness, (2) community engagement, (3) identification, (4) assessment, (5) intervention, (6) evaluation/continuous quality improvement, (7) replication, and (8) sustainability.

A Framework for State Leadership and Action in Building the Components of an Early Childhood System

Offers an overview of critical early childhood system components according to their evidence base, status of development, exemplary state actions in building the component, and exemplary state actions in linking each component with other components.

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Research

A Rapid Teen Substance Use Screening Tool for Clinicians

Includes information from a study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that says a rapid teen substance abuse screening tool for clinicians can help a busy doctor flag a teen's substance abuse issues.

Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

Examines similarities in the poor academic experiences of children and youth in child welfare and juvenile justice, identifies common risk factors, reviews promising legal and policy reforms and evidence-informed practices, and focuses on ways to improve cross-system collaboration to improve educational outcomes for these children and youth.

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Websites

A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide: Developing a Comprehensive Financing Plan

Aids states, communities, tribes, territories, and organizations in efforts to assess their current financing structures/strategies; identify outcomes to achieve; consider a variety of financing strategies; and to prepare to develop a strategic financing plan.

Above the Influence: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Hotlines

Provides links to multiple hotlines, websites, and other resources for youth who are struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse.

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Presentations and Webinars

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

Depicts a theory of change from the Frontiers of Innovation community for achieving breakthrough outcomes for vulnerable children and families. It describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Bullying Prevention and Suicide Prevention for Schools: A Digital Approach from SAMHSA

Provides an overview of the risk and impact of bullying and suicide in school-aged children, highlight the connection between these public health issues and the “whole child” concept, and discuss how SAMHSA’s mobile apps and other key resources can help school staff promote bullying prevention and suicide prevention in schools.

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Hotlines

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Introduces The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 200 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential. Calls come from children at risk for abuse, distressed parents seeking crisis intervention and concerned individuals who suspect that child abuse may be occurring. The hotline is also a valuable resource for those who are mandated by law to report suspected abuse, such as school personnel, medical and mental health professionals and police and fire investigators.

GLBT National Help Center

Offers peer-counseling, information and referrals to local resources, one-on-one support, along with support group discussions for the GLBT community. 

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Learning Modules

Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care Online Module

Supports primary health care teams to align practice with Patient-Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) medical home criteria, implement assessment tools, and increase provider confidence in managing behavior problems. 

Introduction to the Best Practice Tutorial Series

Offers a series of tutorials designed to enhance skills and knowledge about how to implement effective mental health consultation in community-based programs.

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