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National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website ( )  or by clicking on the following link:

You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

Prevention Plus Wellness Youth and Teacher Resources

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides easy to use evidence-informed resources to help prevention and health specialists and parents prevent youth and young adult alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, e-cigarette, and opioid use while promoting protective wellness lifestyles.

Physical Activity’s Role in Youth Substance Use and Mental Health


The US Department of Health and Human Services has recommended youth ages 6-17 years old get 60 minutes or more of combined moderate and vigorous physical activity each day.

Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use. Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.


Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Physical Activity Interventions Impacting Youth Substance Use & Mental Health: Free Webinar

Webinar Objectives:

1. Examine evidence-based physical activity interventions for influencing youth substance use and mental health

2. Explore research assessing physical activity, exercise and sport on later substance use and mental health of youth and young adults

3. Assess how prevention coalitions & organizations address physical activity, exercise and sports for youth

Free Webinar: Practical Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention

Webinar Objectives: