During the pandemic, CPI began hosting a biweekly County Roundtable for County Prevention Coordinators to discuss challenges and share best practices in the physically distanced environment. This briefing compiles the learnings that the County Prevention Coordinators shared in the first > read more
In 2020, CPI hosted the Trauma-Informed Care: Research to Practice virtual conference for California’s prevention community. The “5 Bites” briefs offer five “sound bites,” or quotes, from key sessions at the event. Each sound bite is explained and unpacked for > read more
What does a trauma-informed approach look like for county behavioral health? This is the first in a series of case studies showcasing California counties that adopted a trauma-informed approach in their policy and practice. Christopher Jensen describes the paradigm shift > read more
The focus of this Tactic is to examine the challenges that military members and their families experience that may result in an increased risk for substance abuse. The Tactic will also highlight best practices, prevention programs, and resources that specialize > read more
A major accomplishment in the field of substance abuse prevention has been the professionalization of the field through the effective use of data. With such scarce resources for prevention, it’s vital that planning efforts be focused on those substances and > read more
This publication focuses on the use of archival survey data and features 12 surveys commonly used by the substance abuse prevention field. A sequence of matrices are provided.
This paper looks at one focus of prevention efforts, teen substance abuse, and shows how surveys might seem to highlight one issue while downplaying another. Much as the buyer should beware in consumer spending, the prevention provider should be wary > read more
Writing clearly stated, feasible, and measurable goals and objectives provides a framework for monitoring your progress towards achieving the desired results and set clear criteria for success and/or the need for improving prevention efforts over time.
In order to make effective data-driven decisions, those involved in the county-wide prevention planning process need to interpret the information and determine criteria for determining prevention priorities.
As you are embarking on your data collection efforts to determine the substance abuse prevention needs for your county, all of the potential data sources may be overwhelming. It is helpful to begin to narrow your efforts to those factors > read more