Related Links

The Athena Forum -The site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers for Washington State. Washington State Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, provider web site.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development – is a project within the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. The purpose of the project is to identify, recommend, and disseminate programs for youth, families and communities that, based on scientific evaluations, have strong evidence of effectiveness. Blueprints provides a registry of evidence-based interventions that are effective in reducing antisocial behavior and promoting a healthy course of youth development and adult maturity.

NIH HEAL Initiative – Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, – Supporting science-based solutions to the opioid crisis.

The NIH HEAL Initiative will support research to develop new or improved prevention and treatment strategies for opioid addiction, including: Preventing At-Risk Adolescents Transitioning into Adulthood from Developing Opioid Use Disorder

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website –
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Funding and programming promoted by SAMHSA is principally related to treatment.

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) website – The mission of NIDA is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Websites Related to the Strengthening Families Program

Iowa State University Extension’s SFP for Parents and Youth 10-14 program.

Original Strengthening Families Program – Website of the original Strengthening Families Program. This program, developed by Karol Kumpfer at the University of Utah, is a 14-week program designed for families with younger children. There are also several versions which youth of all ages.