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  • American Council for Drug Education
    The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.

  • Blueprints for Violence Prevention
    In 1996, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with funding from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, designed and launched a national violence prevention initiative to identify violence prevention programs that are effective.

  • CeaseFire
    CeaseFire Chicago is a partnership between community-based organizations, residents, clergy, law enforcement, business and civic leaders, and corporate and philanthropic organizations. They focus on the goal of reducing violence in all forms in targeted CeaseFire Zones within Chicago. This web site provides information on the organization and what they do to combat violence.

  • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
    The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, to prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use, and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances. CSAP is one of 3 Centers within the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • First World Report on Violence and Health (Full Report)
    This report, produced by the World Health Organization, is written mainly for researchers and practitioners. Its goals are to raise global awareness about the problems of violence and to make the case that violence is preventable and that public health systems have a crucial role to play in addressing its causes and consequences.

  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Dissemination of a Model Injury Prevention Program for Children and Adolescents
    The purpose of this program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is to accelerate the dissemination of successful injury prevention programs developed by Columbia University.

  • Knowledge Path: Adolescent Violence Prevention
    This online guide offers a selection of recent, high quality resources and tools for further research. It is aimed at health professionals, policymakers, and researchers who are interested in tracking timely information on this issue.

  • National Prevention Information Network
    Reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB are available here.

  • National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
    Develops papers, workshops, and training programs on service delivery to homeless persons with serious mental illnesses. Maintains a database of over 4,000 articles.

    This is a site where teens can anonymously report someone who is threatening violence, talking about suicide, or abusing drugs.

  • Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
    Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is a non-profit that coordinates nationwide mental health screening programs and so as to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.

  • Starting Early Starting Smart
    In October 1997, with initial funding of $30 million, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Casey Family Programs embarked on a precedent-setting public/private collaboration. The resulting Starting Early Starting Smart (SESS) is a knowledge development initiative designed to create and test a new model for providing integrated behavioral health services (mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment) for young children (birth to 7 years) and their families; and to inform practitioners and policymakers of successful interventions and promising practices from the multiyear study.

  • World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Violence
    This fact sheet, prepared by the World Health Organization, contains worldwide statistics for suicide and self inflicted injuries.

  • World Health Organization Report on Violence and Health - Summary
    This document is a comprehensive summary to the World Health Organizations first World Report on Violence and Health.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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