Partnerships for Success (PFS) and
Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
Sustaining community prevention outcomes and infrastructure
Strengthening substance abuse prevention throughout Vermont
Partnerships for Success: PFS Kick-off / Orientation 90 minute Webinar
December 12, 2013
Webinar slides pdf available now
Vermont PFS Community Grantee Reporting System (CGRS) Web-based Reporting Tool Orientation Webinar
This Webinar was for PFS lead agency coordinators and/or others who will be entering data into the data reporting tool from each agency. The training consisted of the presenters walking the group through a web-based data reporting tool screen by screen. Participants received a manual ahead of time. This is a program of the Vermont Department of Health, Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (ADAP).
Bob Flewelling, Amy Livingston and Howard Edelstein
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
November 21, 2013
Webinar recording WMV available now
Webinar slides pdf available now
CGRS Guidebook pdf available now
CGRS Appendices pdf available now
What is SPF?
The SPF is a public health, outcomes-based prevention approach that involves communities in implementing a five-step process that applies assessment and evaluation to reducing substance abuse and its consequences. SPF's mission is to further develop, strengthen and maintain prevention services infrastructure throughout the state, and to impact, at a community level, the three priority areas of substance abuse identified by the state Epidemiological Work Group.
The Vermont priorities for the Strategic Prevention Framework Initiative are to:
- Reduce underage drinking.
- Reduce high-risk drinking among persons under the age of 25.
- Reduce marijuana use among persons under the age of 25.
- Build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the state and community levels, including a sustainable evaluation system for prevention grantees.
SPF implementers are funded by the State Incentive Grant (SIG) which is federally funded through a cooperative agreement between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and the State of Vermont. It is administered by the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), Agency of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. Center For Health And Learning is contracted by VDH to train SPF SIG grantees during the SPF grant term.
For more information about the SPF in Vermont please visit: http://healthvermont.gov/adap/prevention/SPF/StrategicPreventionFramework.aspx
How does SPF work?
This Vermont Prevention Model was developed by the Vermont Department of Health and adapted to the CHAMPPS activities. In order for prevention activities to have the greatest impact, multiple levels of the model must be addressed simultaneously with efforts directed specifically at the higher levels of community, organizations, policies and systems. The SPF Steps Graphics are used to visually demonstrate the target levels of prevention achievement. SPF Epidemiology Work Group produced the SPF Epidemiology Profile Summary and the SPF Epidemiology Profile Report.
SPF Learning Community
The Vermont SPF Learning Community is comprised of two major audiences: 1) SPF Leadership including VDH Staff, Center For Health and Learning Training Team, Community Coordinators, and Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation Staff, and 2) local community organization and partners. Grantees of the SPF SIG are Vermont prevention workers throughout Vermont, working directly with communities and schools. For a list of current consultants and coalitions, follow the links here:
Vermont Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions 2010--11
CHAMPS Grantees FY2011
Strategic Prevention Framework Trainings
Follow the link to get information, materials, agendas, follow-up and other related SPF training resources.
SPF Evaluation Tools
Evaluating Your Campaign Q & A
Anne Dorwaldt, Bob Flewelling, Amy Livingston: Expert Panel on "Evaluating Your Media Campaign: Questions and Answers."
Response Rates and Surveying Techniques
Tips to Enhance Survey Respondent Participants
Smart Survey Design
This guide provides information on writing successful and effective survey questions, creating survey flow and layout, calculating response rates, tips for increasing response rates and the pros and cons of online surveys. (Plus an appendix of links and works cited for additional help in survey design.)
Documents: Data Profiles Guidance, Community Resources and Readiness Assessment, Strategies for Increasing Community Readiness, Addressing Community Level Capacity, etc.
SPF Evaluation Resources
Vermont SPF-SIG Evaluation: Evaluation Related Resources for Community Grantees
CY-Connecting Youth: Then and Now
Interesting facts on how CY has changed as a coalition and the positive impact it has had on the lives of those in the community
CY 2006 Phone Survey Summary
This report summarizes results from the 2006 telephone survey and compares findings with results from the past years.
SPF Advocacy Survey Results January 2009
Vermont New Directions Evaluation Brief
Encouraging Findings Regarding Changes in Student Substance Use: An Outcome Evaluation of New Directions Based on the YRBS
21 Reasons Portland Parent Survey, 2009 - Summary
Phone survey of Portland parents commissioned by 21 Reasons to measure the efficacy of their community outreach and parent media campaign.
The Collaborative Community Coalition Survey
Student and Community Survey Report 2009-2010
Social Norms and Social Marketing
Using Social Media for Prevention by R. Brookes
ADAP Youth & Alcohol: Common Theme Campaign (From April 9 2008 SPF Training)
Media Revealed: Understanding Our Media Diet
From the VT Tobacco Control Program, VT Department of Health
Social Marketing Fidelity Rubric
From the NE CAPT on social marketing, 2 fidelity guides for social marketing campaigns that follow the SPF framework.
An update on college drinking research from NIAAA that highlights recent research on campus and community partnerships as well as social norms campaigns.
Prevention File, Spring 2009
This issue focuses on prevention in higher education. It includes an article on social norms campaigns on college campuses by William DeJong and an article on the MLDA.
CSAP Guidelines for Social Marketing Campaigns
Risk and Protective Factors Tools
Multiple Levels of Influence
21 Reasons to Prevent Underage Drinking
Communities of Concern Booklet
(For the Parent Coffees in the Metrowest Boston Project)
Helping America's Youth
This Program Tool provides you with information about program designs that successfully deal with risky behaviors. You can replicate these strategies to meet your local needs. The Program Tool database contains risk factors, protective factors and programs that have been evaluated and found to work.
Strategizer 31, Guidelines for Advocacy: Changing Policies and Laws to Create Safer Environments for Youth
SAMHSA Sustainability Toolkit for Grassroots Programs
Other Strategies For Prevention
National Prevention Strategy
VDH's Blueprint Annual Report 2009
VDH's presentation on Rest & Recovery Oriented Systems of Care by B. Cimaglio
Common Theme Campaign
SPIKE Creative Brief 5/14/09
Recruiting, Engaging and Sustaining Young Adult Participation
Levels of Responsibility
Seven Domains of the HRSA/DHHS Cultural Competency Framework
Seven Domains of the HRSA/DHHS CC Framework--BLANK
Definitions of Cultural Competency
Cultural Competency Objectives from Vermont Guidance Document
VDH Cultural Competency Plan
SPF/SIG Considerations for Cultural Competency
DHaig Power Point Presentation December 5 2009
How A Bill Becomes Vermont Law
Erica Schmitz, Director Maine Environmental Substance Abuse Prevention and 21 Reasons (Link here for the following documents)
Power Point Presentation: Implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework in Vermont, March 11 2009
PP Handouts in COLOR--Social Access Portland Case Study for Vermont, 2009
PP Handouts in GRAYSCALE--Social Access Portland Case Study for Vermont, 2009
Activity Worksheets (Strategies to Reduce Social Access: Real Life Lessons from Portland
2007 Request for Proposal
Diversion Programs and Alternatives to Suspension for Substance Abuse: Summary of Research Recommendations, October 2008
Enforcement as Prevention May 2007
Resulting Article in Press Herald
Law Summary 21 Reasons Brochure FRONT
Law Summary 21 Reasons Brochure BACK
Sample Media Advisory
21 Reasons Retreat Data Report Handout
Portland Parent Survey 2008 Summary--Final
Environmental Strategies: Selection Guide, Reference List & Examples of Implemetation Guidelines
START: Vermont's Approach to Combating Underage Drinking
This Power Point was presented by RJ Elrick, Executive Director, VT Criminal Justice Training Council, VT Police Academy. RJ Elrick provides training and technical assistance to the START programs. There are 13 regional teams groups that receive Enforcing Unerage Drinking Laws grant funds
The objectives of the grant are: 1) to support START coalitions in order to examine regional law enforcement efforts toward combating underage drinking; 2) to intervene at underage drinking activities and decrease the number of alcohol related tragedies; and 3) to change the community's norms regarding underage drinking through community education and partnership with prevention programs.
Online Courses in Environmental Strategies Reviewed
Fidelity Measure for Increase Price or Taxes on Alcohol or Tobacco
Use the tabs
at the bottom of the worksheet to find tables for several different strategies that many of you are using, including social norms/social marketing and media.
Resources For Parents
Recovery Center Map Sept 2010
Parent Up: Common Theme Campaign Update 1/08/10
Middle School Parent Campaign Tool Kit:
Talking with Your Children
Discussing Tough Subjects
Discussing Underage Drinking
Facing the Facts About Underage Drinking
Talking with Other Parents
Ways to Say No
Event and Outreach Ideas
Parent Up: A Parent Discussion
How to Spread the Word About Events
A Quick Guide to Social Networks
Resources for the Media
Background Information for Press
Press Release Template
Other Partners in Prevention
START Regional Contacts
Vermont SPF Enforcement Interview Guide
VT Department of Liquor Control: What We Offer
The Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is responsible for enforcing underage drinking laws by conducting compliance checks, training and educating retailers, bartenders, bar owners and the community at large. Link here for a list of DLC programs available to your community. http://liquorcontrol.vermont.gov/ DLC web site for contact information on both the DLC educators and investigators, compliance check information and training opportunities.
Costs of Prevention: Evidence and Reports
The CASA Report: Shoveling Up II - The Impact of Substance Abuse on Federal, State and Local Budgets
The CASA report assesses the gap between the amount that is spent on ATOD prevention, treatment, and research, relative to what ATOD-related problems cost us as a society. Mostly data are at the national level, although some are provided by state.
Underage Drinking Costs
Link here for the state fact sheets on the costs of underage drinking developed by PIRE. The 2-page fact sheets for each state (suitable for giving to policy makers) are downloadable from the web site.
Guide for School-Based Drug Policy and Advisory Councils, Burk, Isabel, The Health Network 2001,
ISBN number 0-9655436-5-X