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Substance Abuse Prevention


sa_thumbnailPreventing  youth substance abuse requires a comprehensive approach that addresses a range of risk and protective factors. This Snapshot describes the positive impact Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) communities have made in youth substance use prevention. These communities’ stories illustrate how districtwide partnerships can bring substance abuse prevention into focus, broaden the reach of media campaigns, lead to school and local policy changes, and result in the effective implementation of proven strategies to shift cultural norms and decrease substance initiation and use. The best practices and successes of these SS/HS grantees can serve as a model for communities nationwide.

Download a copy of Substance Abuse Prevention: Snapshots from Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative (PDF, 1.66MB) from the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention.

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