Strategic Prevention Framework
Boone County Alliance uses the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s, and Strategic Prevention Framework as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention problems.
About the SPF
SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework is a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse. The five steps and two guiding principles of the SPF offer prevention professionals a comprehensive process for addressing the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their communities. The effectiveness of the SPF begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process.
The Steps of the SPF include:
Step 1: Assess Needs: What is the problem, and how can I learn more about it?
Step 2: Build Capacity: What do I have to start working with?
Step 3: Plan: What should I do and how should I do it to be efficient and effective?
Step 4: Implement: How can I implement my plan into action steps?
Step 5: Evaluate: Is my plan succeeding and how can I evaluate it?
The SPF also includes two guiding principles:
Cultural competence: The ability to interact effectively with members of diverse population.
Sustainability: The process of achieving and maintaining long-term results
For more information on the SPF, please visit https://www.samhsa.gov/capt/applying-strategic-prevention-framework
40 Development Assets for Adolescents
Search Institute has identified the following building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
This particular list is intended for adolescents (age 12-18). For more information on the assets and the research behind them, please visit http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18