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.
Resources from December 2017 Coalition Meeting
- Maine Schools Substance Abuse Policy Guide
- NH Governor’s Commission School Policy Guide
- Managing-Medical-Marijuana – presentation on Maine medical marijuana policy for schools by legal firm Drummond Woodsum
- Sample School Policy – shared by Kittery Schools
- Sample School Administering Medical Marijuana Form – shared by Kittery Schools
Educational and Curriculum Resources:
- Selecting Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs: A Guide for Maine Schools Grades K-12
- From our friends in Vermont: Substance Abuse Speaker Guidelines
- Why Scare Tactics Do Not Work
- Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey Results
- Heroin brief from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services details comprehensive risk and protections related to opiates and heroin abuse.
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Resources:
- SBIRT for Schools – One page handout explaining the basics of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for adolescents
- Using SBIRT with Adolescents
- The Effective School Counselor With a Lower-Risk Teen: Motivational Interviewing Demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v21ZLg8n8do
- The Effective School Counselor With a Higher–Risk Teen: Motivational Interviewing Demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TwVa4utpII
- Student Intervention and Reintegration Program (SIRP) is a 12 hour psycho-educational class for youth whose use does not require treatment or who may have gotten into trouble because of their substance use at school or in the community SIRP Brochure and Referral Form Visit the SIRP website http://sirp.adcareme.org/ for videos and more info.
- Teen-Safe is an online Parent Education resource schools can promote and use as a parent component along with a student intervention. Teen Safe Flyer to promote with parents.
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a national online resource for parents and other adults with everything needed from prevention to treatment to a help-line
FMI, Sally Manninen at 207-351-2655