by SAMHSA 1,153 views
This video, shown at SAMHSA's 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of the SPF Prevention FaaSamoa Project to prevent substance abuse in American Samoan communities and implement culturally competent prevention practices. The SPF Prevention FaaSamoa (Fah-UH S-AH-mō-ah) Project incorporates the strengths and resources of the Samoan culture in prevention and intervention programs and strategies, making them specific to the indigenous Pacific population. The SPF Prevention FaaSamoa Project has allowed for many firsts in the territory. Twelve community coalitions were created simultaneously that focus on systematic, data-driven, evidence-based prevention and intervention programs and strategies tailored to meet the needs of their villages. An NREPP recognized program, the Strengthening Samoan Families curriculum, was adapted to meet the unique needs of the Pacific communities. Comprehensive strategies, both individual and environmental, that reflect Samoan traditions and culture have been implemented as well.
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This video, shown at SAMHSA's 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of The Northern Arapaho Tribe's Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative (ICMI) Project to prevent substance abuse in tribal communities of Wyoming. The ICMI Project centers on a System of Collaborative Works ("Works"). The tribal purpose is to provide policy leadership by working with Federal partners to address needs identified by the People. Through planning and financing, the Tribe seeks to build capacity for new and existing tribal programs to utilize best-practice approaches and services to meet the People's needs. The concept of "Works" is to create a comprehensive system to replace the former fragmented service delivery system. The proposed "Works" emphasizes client-centered, multi-agency service delivery that is comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient.
by SAMHSA 455 views
This video, shown at SAMHSA's 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of The Johnson City Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative to prevent youth substance use and violence and to promote schoolchildren's mental health. The Johnson City SS/HS Initiative encourages schools and communities in Johnson City, Tennessee to work in partnership to create safe and healthy school environments in which youth can learn and develop. School districts partner with law enforcement officials, local mental health authorities, and juvenile justice officials to provide students, schools, and communities the benefit of enhanced, comprehensive services that can promote healthy childhood development and prevent violence, alcohol, and other drug use. SS/HS Initiative grantees are funded through a Federal partnership among the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
by SAMHSA 1,177 views
This video, shown at SAMHSA's 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), Healthy Connections to prevent substance abuse, suicide, and HIV infection among gay male youth and adults. GMHC, Healthy Connections, located in New York City, reaches out to gay and questioning male youth and young adults, particularly African-American males ages 12 to 17 and 18 to 24, who are at risk for substance abuse, HIV infection, and suicide. Healthy Connections provides prevention and intervention strategies and HIV testing. A facilitator travels to areas throughout New York City where the target population congregates and initiates conversations with individuals in these areas; during the conversations, the facilitator explains prevention services to gauge whether the individuals may be interested in participating. Outreach and informational palm cards are also provided at bars and clubs. Contact information is collected from young men who have sex with men interested in any of the services. Visit http://www.gmhc.org/ for more information about GMHC and its prevention programming.
by SAMHSA 530 views
This video, shown at SAMHSA's 8th annual Prevention Day in February 2012, recognizes the work of The Arizona State University (ASU) Campus Care Suicide Prevention Program to prevent suicide and suicidal ideation among college students and promote positive mental health. Program activities are designed to reduce depressive symptoms through mental health promotion and life skills development, and to develop a caring community whose members know the signs of stress and distress and take action to refer students to appropriate activities and resources. The program includes education for gatekeepers to assist them in developing a more supportive role in reducing risk and strengthening protections in the university environment, as well as in recognizing signs of distress and making a referral to counseling. It provides education for students to help them manage and cope with stress; a social marketing campaign to reinforce key behaviors and messages; materials and communication with parents of ASU students to help them recognize stress, depression, and distress and refer the students to counseling; an online health assessment; resources for strengthening students' physical and mental health; an online wellness center with information to support a healthy lifestyle; and peer education to engage students in advancing the mental health of their peers. Visit https://students.asu.edu/wellness/suicide for more information about this program.
by SAMHSA 959 views
This video features people from all over America sharing their reasons for choosing substance abuse prevention and promoting mental health. Learn more about the "I Choose" Project featured in the video and ways to show your commitment to healthy living by visiting http://www.samhsa.gov/preventionweek/ichooseproject/index.as
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This video highlights organizations, programs, and communities across the U.S. that are working to prevent substance abuse and promote mental health through a variety of ways. Learn more about how you can make a difference and support prevention, including during SAMHSA's National Prevention Week in May, by visiting http://www.samhsa.gov/preventionweek and http://www.samhsa.gov/preventionweek/ichooseproject/index.as