January 17, 2017
LAKE WACCAMAW — The Good Shepherd Fund, Inc. is a non-profit board comprised of community members interested in the prevention of substance abuse and operates off the interest earned from the sale of the Good Shepherd Home at Lake Waccamaw. The investment interest is to be distributed in the form of grants to community agencies for substance abuse prevention and education.
Community agencies in Columbus, Bladen, Robeson, New Hanover and Brunswick counties in North Carolina and Horry County of South Carolina are eligible for grant funds.
The Good Shepherd Fund is dedicated to helping fund non-profit organizations that supply intervention and/or prevention of alcohol and substance abuse. Each year mini grants are awarded on a competitive basis to selected non-profit or governmental agencies. Applications with original signatures must be received by 5 p.m. on March 15. For an electronic version of the application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-642-7141, Ext. 260.
May 24, 2016
Let us help you plan for next year…
At Botvin LifeSkills Training, we know that part of a successful implementation includes buy-in from decision-makers, staff, community, and students. As this school year comes to a close, let us help you plan your prevention strategy for the 2016-2017 school year.
We offer custom brochures and one-page overviews of our evidence-based prevention programs, as well as curriculum samples and preview copies of our Teacher’s Manuals and Student Guides. We can even host a webinar for you and your staff to learn more about a specific program.
January 26, 2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2015 Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success State and Tribal Initiative grants (SPF-PFS grants). The program is designed to address two of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities: 1) underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20; and 2) prescription drug misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25. The SPF-PFS program is also intended to bring SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to a national scale.
SAMHSA expects up to 38 grantees will be awarded between 300,000 and $2.4 million per year for up to five years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are states (including 2 U.S. Territories and 1 Pacific Jurisdiction) and tribal entities that completed a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) and are not currently receiving funds through SAMHSA’s SPF-PFS grants. See Section III-1 of the Request for Applications (RFA) for complete eligibility information.
HOW TO APPLY: You must go to both http://www.grants.gov and the SAMHSA website http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/applying to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.
Applicants must apply online through http://www.grants.gov. Please refer to Part II, Appendix B, “Guidance for Electronic Submission of Applications” for more information.
APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please see and Part II, Section I of the application announcement for submission requirements.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Tonia Gray at (240) 276-2492 or email@example.com. Kameisha Bennett can also be contacted on program issues at (240)-276-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions on grants management and budget issues please contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or email@example.com.
via SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $28 million in Strategic Prevention Framework grants | PressReleasePoint.
November 10, 2014
Excessive alcohol consumption is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. and responsible for one in every 10 deaths. The statistics that describe the ways in which we drink ourselves to death are staggering. A study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease found that nearly 70% of deaths due to excessive drinking involved working-age adults. The study also found that about 5% of the deaths involved people younger than age 21. Moreover, excessive alcohol use shortened the lives of those who died by about 30 years. Yes, 30 years.
One strong factor that reinforces the popular culture surrounding drinking is the glamour of advertising. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health examined alcohol-advertising placements to determine whether the alcohol industry had kept its word to refrain from advertising targeting young people. This included television programs for which more than 30% of the viewing audience is likely to be younger than 21 years, the legal drinking age in every state.
via As Seen on TV: Advertising’s Influence on Alcohol Abuse | The Science of Addiction.
October 30, 2014
We know that children and teenagers are particularly susceptible to advertising. We are aware that they are easily influenced by peer pressure. We see that they have a self-image that is fragile and is still being molded. Parents, educators and advertising executives are all aware of these simple truths…
via The Clever New Way TV Advertises Alcohol to Kids | Rebecca Jackson.
April 1, 2014
In the final part of this 5-part video series, Dr. Velasco describes her team’s evaluation methods and briefly summarizes one-year results showing that LifeSkills Training works with Italian youth. Visit http://www.lifeskillstraining.com for more information.
The series focuses on implementation of the Botvin Life Skills Training drug abuse prevention program with Italian youth.