“ADDICTION: How REAL is it?”
The Office of Prevention Programs believes that anyone can make a difference in a student’s life. For this reason we work to provide as many resources as possible to make informed decisions about ways that you can effectively intervene. Although it is impossible to collect all the resources available, OPP strives to keep up with the latest in research and resources, and make some of our favorites available on our website as a jumping off point.
See also our related webpages on:
- CASA 2009 Teen/Parent Survey
- Health and Wellness
- Red Ribbon Week
- Social Norms
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.)
- TATU & NOT
- YRBS & FYSAS
Resources and Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.
Broward County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, (954) 831-1580
CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.
CADCA: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, 1-800-54-CADCA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
D.F.Y.I.T. (Drug Free Youth In Town), 1-305-971-0607
First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) can help school districts, schools, and others conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. The HECAT can be customized to meet local community needs and conform to the curriculum requirements of the state or school district.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving ,1-877-GET-MADD
National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000
National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone
NIDA for Teens: Facts on Drugs, 1-877-NIDA-NIH
Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.
School Health Index: The School Health Index can help schools implement school health guidelines and related strategies. This self-assessment and planning tool enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs (including violence prevention) and assists schools in developing an action plan for improving the school environment.
School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS): The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2006. SHPPS also was conducted in 2000 and 1994; the next SHPPS is planned for 2012. State level summaries are available on-line (the Healthy and Safe Environment and the Mental Health and Social Services sections are probably the most relevant) and as a state report card, here is the link for Florida
SERAPH Problem Solving Company, School Safety in America
Students Against Destructive Decisions, 1-877-SADD-INC
The Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)
Tobacco Free Kids 1-202-296-5469
Too Good for DrugsTM K-8 is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students. 1-800-750-0986
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS): YRBSS monitors priority health-risk behaviors among youth in grades 9-12 in public and private schools through the United States. OPP facilitates the administration of the YRBS every year, please go to OPP YRBS to find out more.