The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Opioid and Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide and Action Plan for Boys and Girls Clubs

This toolkit offers an overview of the opioid problem and how OST programs and communities can respond. Part I includes an introduction to the opioid crisis, along with assessment and planning tools for designing a prevention initiative based on local needs. Part II provides a menu of prevention strategies–for staff, youth, families, and school and community partners–that could be included in a plan, and resources to help with implementation. The suggested strategies support positive youth development and social-emotional learning, in general, so could be adapted for other content too (e.g., pregnancy prevention). This resource supports resiliency.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Child and youth development
Promoting physical activity and wellbeing
Social Emotional Learning
School & Community Partnerships
Quality Improvement
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
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132 pages
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