Our goal is to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse especially alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
Current prevention strategies to help schools include:
- Training and resources for teachers, providers and other caregivers; and,
- Facilitating parent discussions and networking about substance abuse prevention in the home.
NEW: Maine Marijuana Education Toolkit Check out the new marijuana education toolkit from Maine Prevention Services. This marijuana toolkit aims to provide community members and prevention educators with essential information and supportive resources.
InformME is CTBH’s website for marijuana prevention and has local and state information parents and students need if they or someone they know are struggling to understand the harms of marijuana use.
Maine’s Back to School COVID-19 Toolkit: This Maine Department of Education comprehensive website includes resources for parents, students and schools to help navigate our world with health and safety.
- Maine Schools Substance Abuse Policy Development Guide a guide to help develop evidence based policies for your school
- Sample School Policy – shared by Kittery Schools
- Sample School Administering Medical Marijuana Form – shared by Kittery Schools
- Tobacco-Free Toolkit For Schools addresses tobacco use and exposure in schools
Educational and Curriculum Resources:
- Selecting Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: A Guide for Maine Schools Grades K-12
- Why Scare Tactics Do Not Work
- Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey Results
- Evidence Based Practices Resources Center a national database of resources from SAMHSA regarding substance use policies, misuse, treatment and substance use disorder.
Parent and Student Resources:
- SIRP is a class for youth you may need help with their substance use choices but who are not ready yet for treatment. Contact Gina Brodsky for more info or go directly to our new SIRP page (in progress).
- InformME is CTBH’s website for marijuana information and includes local youth videos and information parents and students need if they or someone they know are struggling to understand the harms of marijuana use.
- Partnership to End Addiction is a national online resource for parents and other adults with everything needed from prevention to treatment to a help-line.
FMI, Contact Gina Brodsky at email@example.com or 207-351-2658