Greetings! Here is your monthly update from Prevention First about programs, training, resources and prevention news from trusted sources.
February 2019
“The only place that success comes before work
is in the dictionary."
(Vince Lombardi)

Success can mean that there is a reduction in underage drinking in your community, an increase of the attitude that youth marijuana use is harmful, or even community sectors working together in a community coalition. This success comes with a lot of work. Start with enhancing knowledge and skills at Prevention First!
Alcohol Policy Resource Center
Free Webinars

Wondering about alcohol policies for your community? How about working with law enforcement to support healthier environments? Check out the newest webinars:

Visit the APRC for resources, municipal ordinances and webinar registration TODAY!
DomeShift 2019 UPDATE

Illinois SADD decided to hold this conference in the fall to better serve the chapters throughout Illinois. The new dates are September 23-24, 2019. The location has NOT changed - the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree.

In the next few months, Illinois SADD will provide information about speakers, workshop topics, and exhibitors. I f you have any questions or concerns, all you have to do is contact or
Vaping Rises Among Teens

A new survey found an alarming rise in the number of American teens who tried vaping last year. The study suggests that vaping may be driving an increase in nicotine use for teens. In vaping, a battery powered device called an e-cigarette heats a ...

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Funding Opportunity Announcement Information

Eligibility limited to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) recipients.

Eligibility is limited to 1) federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, or consortia of tribes or tribal organizations and 2) domestic public or private non-profit entities. 
Prevention First Classroom & Webinar Training

Coalition Coordination


Planning for National Prevention Week Webinar

Analyzing and Sharing Illinois Youth Survey Data

Planning and Implementing Communication Campaigns

Conducting Focus Groups

Foundations of Youth Prevention Education
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Virtual Clearinghouse at Prevention First!
Our virtual clearinghouse provides links to items that can be downloaded, and in some instances ordered for little/no cost, that could be helpful in your prevention strategies.
Technical Assistance from
Prevention First

The technical assistance offered at Prevention First expands professional development beyond training to assist substance abuse prevention providers in applying what they have learned in their communities. Timely, flexible and provider-tailored technical assistance is available to meet the individual needs of providers. For more information about technical assistance or other services we offer, click here .
April 22-25, 2019 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit