Good Shepherd grant deadline is March 15

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 amanda.formyduval@sccnc.edu or call 910-642-7141, Ext. 260.

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LifeSkills Training webinars for all levels. Space is limited. Register early!

September 21, 2016
Are you ready for the new school year? Join us on a webinar for new and veteran LST teachers…
Preparing for Success with LifeSkills Training

Palm SpringsWe’re excited to offer a series of webinars designed to help anyone looking to implement the LST program at any level.  Our goal is to help you successfully kick off your implementation of LST!  This informative webinar will discuss and present information related to:

  • Implementing with fidelity
  • Resources for teachers and students
  • Raising awareness about your program
  • Q & A

NEW DATES ADDED

Elementary Program – Tuesday, 10/4 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hhezd5n

Middle School – Wednesday, 10/5 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/hxpjzws

High School Program – Thursday, 10/6 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/jtatbfq

Transitions Program – Friday, 10/7 (11am ET – noon) http://tinyurl.com/h7wpenl

No experience required. All are welcome, however space is limited. 

 

Do you have a prevention plan for next year?

May 24, 2016

Let us help you plan for next year…

DSCN0490At 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.

Contact us to learn more

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $28 million in Strategic Prevention Framework grants

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 tonia.gray@samhsa.hhs.gov. Kameisha Bennett can also be contacted on program issues at (240)-276-2586 or kamiesha.bennett@samhsa.hhs.gov.

For questions on grants management and budget issues please contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov.

via SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $28 million in Strategic Prevention Framework grants | PressReleasePoint.


As Seen on TV: Advertising’s Influence on Alcohol Abuse | The Science of Addiction

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.


The Clever New Way TV Advertises Alcohol to Kids | Rebecca Jackson

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.


LifeSkills Training Works with Italian Youth

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.

 


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