Happy Father’s Day : tips and links for Dads and the people who work with them

Tips

Resources for Loan at PIC (follow links to place holds)

More Links and Resources:

Advertisements

Veteran’s Day: Resources for Vets and Active Military

Veteran's DaySource: SAMHSA eNetwork and others

Most military service members and veterans who see combat will not experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, or depression or have thoughts of suicide as a result of their experiences. For those who do have mental health and substance abuse needs, for their families, and for service providers, SAMHSA is dedicated to offering a variety of resources.

Selected SAMHSA Resources:

Available for Loan at the PIC:

PIC has a small collection of resources specifically related to veterans and active military as well as wide variety of information for prevention and treatment of: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

April Focus: Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) since 1987, encourages local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Alcohol Awareness Month began as a way of reaching the American public with information about the disease of alcoholism – that it is a treatable disease, not a moral weakness, and that alcoholics are capable of recovery.

The 2007 theme is Keep Our Future Growing: End Underage Drinking.

Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this topic. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

Are we having fun yet?ON THE WEB:
Al-anon and Alateen
Alcohol and Youth (Medline Plus) Click here for Spanish version.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture (NIAAA)
Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
Library Resource Guide : Alcohol (Prevention Information Center)
MADD Online: Underage Drinking Research

NIAAA’s Initiative on Underage Drinking
Underage Drinking Prevention Resources (Southwest CAPT)

BOOKS
Click here to search the library catalog for books on underage drinking. (48 items)

CURRICULA AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
Click here to search the catalog for PIC Activity Center materials. (10 items)

VIDEOS
Click here to browse videos on underage and binge drinking. (106 titles)

VISUAL AIDS
Click here to browse the library catalog for visual aids. (9 items)

FREE from the PIC Clearinghouse
Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with alcohol from the online PIC Clearinghouse store by clicking on the April Focus category.

Free from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Order Alcohol Awareness Month Resources

January Focus : Children of Alcoholics

COA Week logoChildren of Alcoholics Week 2006 is from Sunday, February 12, through Saturday, February 18. Sponsored by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), the theme of this public awareness campaign, “A Celebration of Hope and Healing,” offers the potential for resilience in children of alcoholics if caring adults support the well-being of all children, but especially those who struggle with alcohol or drug addiction in their families.

An estimated 1 in 4 U.S. children is exposed to a family alcohol problem, and countless others are affected by familial drug abuse. These young people are at increased risk of a range of problems, including physical illness, emotional disturbances, behavior problems, lower educational performance, and susceptibility to alcoholism or other addiction later in life.

Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this broad topic. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

ON THE WEB:
Al-anon and Alateen
Coping with an Alcoholic Parent
(Nemours Foundation)
Does Your Mom or Dad Drink Too Much? (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

BOOKS:
Click here to search the library catalog for books. (48 titles)

VIDEOS
Click here to browse videos on underage drinking. (106 titles)

FREE from the PIC Clearinghouse
Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with alcohol from the online PIC Clearinghouse store by clicking on the April Focus category.

Free from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Order Children of Alcoholics Week materials

December Focus : Drunk and Drugged Driving

Catch A Ride LogoSince 1981, every December has been proclaimed as National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. Reducing the incidence of impaired driving requires a comprehensive approach, while recognizing that every community faces different challenges.

A program planner, which contains sample public-service announcements, media tool kits, and program guidance for 3D Month, is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.stopimpaireddriving.org.

Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this broad topic. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

ON THE WEB:
Impaired Driving Fact Sheet– CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Quick Facts About Drunk and Drugged Driving – CDC NCIPC

BOOKS:
Click here to search the library catalog for books.

VIDEOS
Click here to browse videos in the Impaired Driving section.

FREE from the PIC Clearinghouse
Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with the physical effects of alcohol tobacco and other drug abuse from the online PIC Clearinghouse store.

August Focus: Physiological Effects

The Newswire is back after a brief hiatus. As can be seen in the articles and links below, our efforts have been focused on launching exciting new technologies to help our clients access current and reliable resources.

Our focus for August is on the physiological effects of substance abuse. Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this broad topic. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

ON THE WEB:
Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
http://www.nida.nih.gov/consequences/
Overview of the effects of substance abuse on various body systems. Each section includes links to specific drugs and more information from NIDA Research Reports.

BOOKS:
Click here to search the library catalog for books.
(e.g. Uppers, downers, all arounders : physical and mental effects of psychoactive drugs c2004.)

VIDEOS
Click here to browse videos in the Physiology section.
(e.g. Medical Aspects of Chemical Dependency c2004.)

VISUAL AIDS
Click here to search the library catalog for visual teaching aids.
(e.g. Mr. Gross Mouth -This hinged model of the teeth, flexible tongue, and oral cavity shows the effects of smokeless tobacco.)

FREE from the PIC Clearinghouse
Colorado residents can order free materials concerned with the physical effects of alcohol tobacco and other drug abuse from the online PIC Clearinghouse store.

Click on the August Focus category link.

April Focus: Alcohol Awareness

Our focus for April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Below is a selection of the resources available from the PIC and on the Web that address this yearly observance. Please feel free to contact the PIC for further information on these or other items available for loan through the library.

ON THE WEB:

Alcoholism – MedlinePlus.gov
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholism.html
An excellent starting point for finding reliable web-based information on
alcoholism, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, statistics, organizations and
research.

BOOK:

Changing the Culture of College Drinking: A Socially Situated Health Communication Campaign / Lederman, Linda C.; Stewart, Lea P. –Cresskill, NJ: Neh Hampton Press. 2005
Describes the development, theoretical framework, and innovative design of the of the RU SURE campaign, a Rytgers University program based on the authorss’ Socially Situated Experiential Learning (SSEL) Model.

VIDEOS

The Addiction Files: Case Study Of A Recovering Alcoholic
From brain scans to blood tests, this program explores alcoholism and addiction from all angles to shed light on what alcoholism is-and is not.
Circulation #11079

Underage Drinking: Know the Facts, Know the Risks
This program spells out the dangers and the risks of underage drinking while also providing new information on how the adolescent brain can be permanently damaged by alcohol.
Circulation #11223

Alcohol & the Teenage Brain: A Video Guide for Parents and Professionals
This video presents the latest research about how alcohol impairs the growing adolescent brain. New research has shown that adolescents experimenting with alcohol and binge drinking are literally putting their futures at risk by compromising the full potential of their brains to learn, conceptualize and prepare for college and the workplace.
Circulation #11226

VISUAL AID

Teenagers and Alcohol
This folding display provides current statistics on the risks to teens as well as information on the special dangers for women who drink, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Circulation #11036

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Facts on Alcohol
This interactive electronic reference guide presents the facts about alcohol. Images and audio effects support the disc’s targeted data on what exactly alcohol is, how it works, its short- and long-term effects, alcohol use- and abuse-related issues, and treatment and counseling options.
Circulation #11468