Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

March 30, 2009

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications to fund Partnerships for Success: State and Community Prevention Performance Grant (short title: Partnerships for Success).

This grant program is designed to provide eligible States and U.S. Territories with grant funds to achieve a quantifiable decline in State-wide substance abuse rates, incorporating a strong incentive to grantees that have met or exceeded their prevention performance targets by the end of Year 3.

Grant awards will be made to applicants with the established infrastructure and demonstrated capacity to reduce substance abuse problems and achieve specific program outcomes, as outlined in the RFA.

SAMHSA/CSAP intends to offer a performance incentive of $500,000.

Click here for more information and to view the official announcement

Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

March 30, 2009

The city of Kannapolis, NC  is seeking applications from nonprofits with programs that would qualify for its 2009-2010 Community Development Block Grant fund allocation.

Funds are designated for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents in the city. These typically include programs that provide housing, child care, employment services, health services, drug-abuse prevention, mental-health services and education programs.

“We use these funds to help support nonprofits that provide services that fit within the city’s and HUD’s mission,” said Irene Sacks, director of business and community affairs. “These groups provide important services, from delivering hot meals to homebound residents to providing housing assistance to helping battle literacy issues in our community.”

Applications will be reviewed by the Community Development Commission and by city staff. The maximum grant amount is $5,000.

For more information or to request an application, contact Sherry Jones, the city’s community development program administrator, at sjones@ci. or 704-920-4332. Applications are also available to download from

How to let the Media Know about Your School’s Prevention Efforts

March 27, 2009




Are you implementing the substance abuse and violence prevention program Botvin LifeSkills Training in your schools? Then spread the word about you organization’s efforts to keep kids drug-free! Local media are always looking for success stories in the community.


Not sure how to get the word out?

Let your local news organizations, PTAs or government officials know about your dedication to substance abuse and violence prevention by sending them a press release.

It’s easy!  Simply click here for a customizable press release that you can send via email or fax. Just upload your school’s logo, fill out your information and send.




Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

March 25, 2009

logoThe National Institute on Drug Abuse seeks partnerships to implement and evaluate proposed systems-level changes to facilitate the dissemination, adoption, implementation, and sustainability of proven, innovative drug abuse prevention, treatment, and business policies and practices.

The goal of this initiative is to enhance the quality of drug abuse prevention and treatment services through the implementation of evidence-based practices in ways that are likely to have replicable, sustainable, systemic impacts.

Click here to read the full grant announcement and view the multiple deadline dates

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

March 25, 2009

Alcohol Awareness Month (AAM) began in 1987 and encourages the public to focus on alcohol-related issues. Evidence-based programs can help schools, families and communities prevent and reduce underage drinking.

The results of over 20 studies published in major scientific journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association consistently show that the Botvin LifeSkills Training program dramatically reduces alcohol use among other substances. These studies further show that the program works with a diverse range of adolescents, produces results that are long-lasting, and is effective when taught by teachers, peer leaders, or health professionals.

Click here to view a list of all studies for the LST program.

Discussing Drugs with Your Children

March 23, 2009

According to a recent study from the 2008 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS), the majority of teens reported that their parents had discussed the risks of alcohol or marijuana with them. However, significantly less teens reported speaking with their parents about inhalants or prescription drug abuse.


parent_w_dvd_spanishNeed help opening up the lines of communications with your children? The

Botvin LifeSkills Training Parent Program is designed to help parents strengthen communication with their children and prevent them from using drugs. This powerful prevention tool is ideal for parenting workshops or individual use at home. The comprehensive guide and DVD included in this program contain materials and exercises that help parents keep their kids away from threats of tobacco, drugs, and violence. These tools help parents prepare their children for a successful transition from adolescence to early adulthood.

Click here for a sample lesson.

$1 Spent on Prevention Saves $10, Study Says

March 20, 2009

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Investing in addiction prevention programs yields a 10-1 return for society, according to researchers from Iowa State University (ISU) who studied the Iowa Strengthening Families Program and the LifeSkills Training Program.

Researchers Richard Spoth, Ph.D., and Max Guyll, Ph.D. detailed findings from the “Prevention’s Cost Effectiveness: Illustrative Economic Benefits of General Population Interventions” and “Prevention of Substance-related Problems: Effectiveness of Family-focused Prevention” studies for a conference sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization.

“Effective and efficient prevention promises to save possibly billions of dollars per year, provided we can learn how to effectively implement it on a larger scale,” said Spoth, director of ISU’s Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI).

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