Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF Model)

Prevention professionals use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention practices and programs. The SPF is a planning model to support coordinated, comprehensive, data-driven planning and accountability. Designed to be long-term and evolutionary in nature, the resulting plan should build on knowledge and experience over time, and lead to measurable outcomes and system improvements. For more information about the SPF Model click here.

For more information about the SPF model or to request an in-person training please email Erin Cohen at

Screening to Brief Intervention (SBIRT)

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur. To learn more about SBIRT and to access the online training click here.

For more information on SBIRT or to request an in-person training please email Erin Cohen at

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based program for adults who work with our youth. It is not for the youth themselves!

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. Similar to regular first aid, YMHFA is the initial help given to someone who may be experiencing a mental health problem before appropriate treatment and support are obtained. To learn more about YMHFA click here.

To receive Youth Mental Health First Aid Training please email Wendy Sidebottom at


PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use. PreVenture is designed to help at-risk youth ages 12-17 learn useful coping skills, set long term goals, and channel their personality towards achieving them. To learn more about Preventure click here.

Training through Prevention Resources, Inc. will be available soon.