Community Development Resource Under Way

The PIC is working on a small resource guide to help communities increase their capacity for building communities on a local level. The resource will emphasize building the economy (e.g. grants), forging and strengthening social ties, and developing the non-profit sector. We hope to include links to evidence-based practices in this field. We are also growing the collection in areas related to cultural awareness and working with specific populations. Do you have suggestions for resources? Please email them to us at

SAMHSA’s Web-based Family Guide for Helping Parents Promote Health Updated

SAMHSA’s Family Guide: Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free Web site, at, has been enhanced and completely redesigned.

The enhanced Family Guide Web site offers interactive tools, activities, and video to help build and maintain healthy adult-child relationships. Research-based articles are also available on the site to help adults recognize and respond to youth substance abuse. Other features include a Newsroom, Treatment resources, and links to other SAMHSA programs.

Funding for Town Hall Meetings on Underage Drinking

Source: (02/03/06)

A 12-agency coalition, the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD), along with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), is calling for state and community town-hall meetings to discuss the problem of underage drinking.

As part of a comprehensive federal community drug-prevention strategy, SAMHSA will provide $1,000 to $1,500 stipends to community coalitions that organize meetings. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has made its “Strategizer 49: Community Briefings: A Prevention Tool for Communities” publication available to help coordinate these meetings.

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