Following is a listing of helpful resources compiled by CAST.
Alcohol & Drug-Related Problems
Center for Substance Abuse
- Al-Anon, Alateen & ACOA
- Alcoholics Anonymous
The Cool Spot
Facts on Tap
For parents of college-bound teens.
Foundation for a Drug-Free World
-- An Effective Drug Prevention Campaign on Marijuana, Ecstasy, Crystal Meth, Ritalin, and other Street Drugs
Narcotics Anonymous & Nar-Anon
NIDA Easy to Read Drug Facts
Prevention Starts at Home (Office of National Drug Control Policy)
We know that the most effective way to reduce substance abuse is to prevent addition before it starts. That's why drug prevention efforts, such as the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and Drug-Free Communities Support Program, are important tools in our goal to reduce drug use and its consequences. Sometimes prevention can be as simple as spending time with your kids over a home-cooked meal.
To help spread this message, we are pleased to join
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in celebrating
Family Day. The purpose of the day is to encourage parents to spend time - through family dinners - with their kids, talk to
them about their friends, interests, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Prevention is the most cost-effective, common-sense approach to promoting safe and healthy communities. Get involved today!
Learn more about family day and read President Obama's message recognizing this event.
The RI Council on Alcoholism's Hotline
State of RI Department of Health — Safe Disposal of Household Medical Waste
State of RI Department of Health — Safe Opioid Prescribing
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- NIAAA Alcohol Alert: Why Do Adolescents Drink, What Are the Risks, and How Can Underage Drinking Be Prevented?
This bulletin presents a detailed overview of the subject of underage alcohol use and includes recommended prevention strategies and a selection of promising prevention programs.
Today, alcohol is widely available and aggressively promoted throughout society. And alcohol use continues to be regarded, by
many people, as a normal part of growing up. Yet underage drinking is dangerous, not only for the drinker but also for society,
as evident by the number of alcohol- involved motor vehicle crashes, homicides, suicides, and other injuries.
People who begin drinking early in life run the risk of developing serious alcohol problems, including alcoholism, later in life. They
also are at greater risk for a variety of adverse consequences, including risky sexual activity and poor performance in school.
Identifying adolescents at greatest risk can help stop problems before they develop. And innovative, comprehensive approaches
to prevention, such as Project Northland, are showing success in reducing experimentation with alcohol as well as the problems that accompany alcohol use by young people.
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Stay Smart Bookmark
The Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free has produced a bookmark that addresses children's use of refusal skills when
offered alcohol. The bookmarks are being used in public libraries; librarians put them in the books that the children check out, as
well as distribute them in areas throughout the libraries. This bookmark may be of use in your libraries or for discussions in other group settings. CLICK HERE to get bookmark.
American Medical Association's Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Higher Education Center
Join Together Online
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
Marin Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information (NCADI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is committed to ensuring a level playing field for faith- and community-based organizations," OJJDP Administrator J.
Robert Flores recently affirmed, adding, "The services they provide are integral to our efforts to prevent and address delinquency."
- Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention: New OJJDP Web Page Promotes Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
To this end, OJJDP is pleased to announce the launching of its Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
portal page. The page provides entry points to information on:
1) OJJDP's outreach efforts, through conferences and meetings, to assist faith-based and community organizations in serving
, funded by OJJDP, that exemplify the contributions of such organizations to preventing and combating delinquency.
3) OJJDP-funded publications that provide information on the youth-serving activities of faith- and community-based organizations.
The page also provides links to related resources, such as the
Department of Justice Task Force for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which, in turn, offers links to other agency
centers for such initiatives.
Resources: Visit OJJDP's Faith-Based & Community Initiatives page at http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.gov/fbci/index.html.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the
Office of Justice Progams in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Subscribe or unsubscribe to JUVJUST.
Visit the OJJDP Web site at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ojjdp.
The National Council on Patient Information and Education
TheAntiDrug.com's Parenting Tips Newsletter
FREE Newsletter For Parents and Other Caring Adults
Have you ever heard of lean? Do you know how to IM your teen? True or false: 3,000 teens try marijuana for the first time each
day? There's an easy way to help parents find the answers and keep up with what's going on in their teens' world. When it
comes to keeping youth drug-free, PARENTS MATTER. In fact, teens who are close to their parents are less likely to engage in drug use and other risky behaviors.
As a leader in your community, you can give parents and other caring adults a head start on getting up-to-date information on
drug use and teen trends, while also making a positive influence in their teens' lives. Encourage them to subscribe to TheAntiDrug.com's Parenting Tips Newsletter.
By subscribing to the free e-newsletter, parents and caregivers will receive bi- monthly tips and strategies that provide practical ways they can help keep their teenagers healthy and drug-free.
Recent newsletters include:
** A five-part series on Teens & Technology, with tips on how parents can monitor their teens' use of the Internet and cell phones.
** New research findings and how parents should use the information to keep their teens drug-free.
** Emerging drug trends like "Lean" (a mixture of alcohol and cough syrup), and how parents can identify signs and symptoms of use.
Content for each Parenting Tips newsletter is research-based and supplemented by links to more in-depth information on
TheAntiDrug.com. It takes less than 30 seconds to sign up. Just enter a valid e-mail address, select TEXT or HTML version, and
click "Submit." We do not sell, share, or rent any personally- identifying information about our subscribers.
We encourage our coalition and community partners to share Parenting Tips newsletters and content from TheAntiDrug.com where appropriate.
research-based resource for with tips, ideas, and strategies for raising smart, strong, responsible kids.
Parents: The Anti-Drug
Prevention & Parents
An interview with Joseph Califano, the head of Columbia's National Center on Addiction and Substance Use and author of How To Raise a Drug-Free Kid.
He clearly outlines the case for prevention and the need to continue our efforts the educate parents about how they can prevent and reduce youth drug use.
Teens & Technology
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association of Rhode Island
American Red Cross of Rhode Island
Safety & Preparedness
Assault Prevention Information Network
Explore the Assault Prevention Information Network to strategize about safety precautions; get inspired by real life self-defense
stories; learn how to protect your children; find a self-defense course in your area (now over 50 organizations listed!); learn
how to evaluate a self-defense course; debunk self defense myths (including a letter from Mace Security International); ponder
the relationship between martial arts and self defense; learn about workplace violence; contribute your knowledge and questions.
California Victims of Crime Program
For more information regarding the Victims of Crime Program, contact the Victims Program toll-free at 1-800-777-9229.
Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children
A collaborative venture of Fanshawe College, The London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse and The University of Western Ontario.
A nonprofit organization that teaches conflict resolution and mediation skills to faculty, students and parents, as a way to prevent violence and increase communication.
Dealing with Workplace Violence: A Guide for Agency Planners
This handbook, developed by the Office of Personnel Management and the Interagency Working Group on Violence in the
Workplace, is the result of a cooperative effort of many Federal agencies sharing their expertise in preventing and dealing with
workplace violence. It is intended to assist those who are responsible for establishing workplace violence initiatives at their
agencies. However, we anticipate that its usefulness will extend well beyond the planning phase since many of the chapters
provide information that can be helpful for managers and specialists as they deal with difficult workplace violence situations.
Gang Resistance Education And Training
From the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
Gift From Within
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD,
and those who care for traumatized individuals. develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles,
books, and a resource catalog. maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer
support. is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) public charity, eligible to receive tax-exempt grants, gifts, and donations.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance.
Internet Nonprofit Center
Home to donors and volunteers information on more nonprofits than any other site in the world!
Join Together Online
A national resource center and meeting place for communities working to reduce substance abuse (illicit drugs, excessive alcohol & tobacco) and gun violence.
National Center for Victims of Crime
The nation's leading resource and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting crime victims and those who serve them. Join
today and immediately start receiving the tools and resources you need to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
National Clearinghouse On Child Abuse and Neglect Information
A national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and related child welfare issues.
NCADI - National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
NCPCA is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to preventing child abuse in all its forms through education, research, public awareness, and advocacy.
The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
1) A primary national resource center for anyone seeking information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives
designed to address this problem, including a dynamic body of literature, Internet resources and a bibliography database.
2) A provider of training, technical assistance and consultation to the Safe Start Initiative, Child Development-Community Policing (CD-CP) Program
replication sites and to a variety of collaborative community programs throughout the country that respond to children and families exposed to violence.
3) A multidisciplinary national forum for exploration of the latest developments related to children's exposure to violence, bringing a strong voice to the needs of children nationwide, through its Advisory Committee.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC spearheads national efforts to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world.
Office of National Drug Control Policy - Prevention
Prevention is any activity that is intended to reduce or minimize the incidence of drug abuse and its negative consequences.
These activities include the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, and the Drug- Free Workplace Program.
U.S. Nonprofit Advisor
The one-stop electronic link to the Federal Government for nonprofit organizations.
Resources for Youth is a public education campaign funded by a grant to Martin & Glantz LLC from The California Wellness Foundation.
A Victim-Assistance Online Resources Project
Victim Assistance (V-A) is a relatively new but rapidly expanding field which seeks to aid the victims and survivors of crime or tragedy with emotional support, practical aid and advocacy.
Violence Against Women Office
From the U.S. Department of Justice.
Virginia Youth Violence Project
Identify effective methods and policies for youth violence prevention and response, especially in school settings.
Other Violence Prevention Resource Indexes:
Domestic Violence Menu
More than 60 articles, published over 11 days, explore domestic violence - its causes, its victims, and some solutions.
Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Koch Crime Institute Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Links
Links to other resources on children's issues
SafetyNet Domestic Violence Resources
Prevention Yellow Pages