Noteworthy News and resources for the Week

Posted on August 15, 2011

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CDC Offers Free Online Violence Prevention Course Includes Suicide Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed Principles of Prevention, training and tools that focus on the primary prevention of violence. Suicide prevention is one of five modules in the course and continuing education credits are provided. The portal also includes program planning resources and an online application for the creation of success stories.  View more information.

Proud to be In Control of Me – Above the Influence

This free publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a part of a substance abuse prevention campaign. It showcases a teen’s artwork that sends a message of empowerment to youth to be in control of their choices in order to rise above the influence of drugs and alcohol.  View more information

Shaping the Future of Behavioral Health: Understanding Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities

This free publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) explores the changes underway in the behavioral health field and the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. It discusses the principles of recovery and considers health disparities, budget concerns, approaches to improving practices, and communication.  View more information.

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