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Early Childhood Materials

Part II: Topic Specific Resources: Prevention

  • Building Blocks Materials
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Materials from Building Blocks for a Healthy Future, an early childhood substance abuse prevention program developed by SAMHSA, educate parents and caregivers about the basics of prevention in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Resources include a family book, a guide, a sing-along CD, a coloring book, books to read with your children, and flash cards for facilitating discussions.
  • National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
    (http://www.promoteprevent.org/publications) Exit Disclaimer
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance materials to 176 Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) and six Project LAUNCH grantees.
  • Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities
    (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12480) Exit Disclaimer
    Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
    This update of the 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, provides a special focus on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Researchers, such as those involved in prevention science, mental health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, health, child and youth development, as well as policy makers involved in state and local mental health, substance abuse, welfare, education, and justice, will depend on this updated information on the status of research and suggested directions for the field of mental health and prevention of disorders.

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