2016 Missouri Student Survey-Every even numbered year since 2000, the Missouri Departments of Mental Health (DMH) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have conducted the Missouri Student Survey (MSS) to monitor substance use and related behaviors of adolescent youth. All public middle and high schools are asked to participate by surveying at least one classroom per grade. This report describes the results of this survey.
2018 Missouri Youth Substance Use At A Glance-This booklet is intended to serve as a resource on substance use among Missouri youth. Please keep this booklet available so when issues regarding substance use cross your desk, you are able to refer to it for the most up-to-date information.
Substance Use Disorder Infographic-How Drugs Hijack the Brain
Bad Influence: The use of legal and illegal drugs is a growing menace on our roadways – The Auto Club Group and its Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation have produced this report to provide a resource for those who play a role in the prevention of impaired driving. This includes, but is not limited to, business and civic leaders, parents, public health officials and traffic safety professionals.
Behavioral Health Barometer: Missouri (2014)-This is the second edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer: Missouri, one of a series of state and national reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the United States. The reports present a set of substance use and mental health indicators as measured through data collection efforts sponsored by SAMHSA, including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention – CSAP CSAP is the sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
Community Health Improvement Resources Community Health Improvement Resources or CHIR is an interactive planning system designed for use by public health practitioners and community stakeholders to improve the health of a community.
Department of Health and Senior Services Educational Literature-All Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) educational literature is available at no cost to Missouri residents. A link to download a Request for Literature order form is located above the list.
Emotional Well-Being …develops when parents, caregivers or other people responsible for a child create an environment that supports the child’s emotional, social & psychological development or well-being.
Health Risk Avoidance Education Program–FYI for Teens and Parents is an abstinence-based program/study designed to reduce unplanned first-time teen pregnancy as well as repeat teen pregnancy in Southwest Missouri.
Meth Resources Meth360 is a meth prevention program developed by the Partnership at Drugrfree.org that unites law enforcement, treatment and prevention professionals to deliver prevention education presentations to local communities. Informative and motivational, Meth360 also challenges concerned citizens to educate themselves about the dangers of meth and take action to stop the spread of this dangerous drug. Contact ACT Missouri to bring the Meth360 program to your community.
Missouri Courts – Information, reports and fact sheets regarding the multiple courts in the state of Missouri.
Missouri Department of Mental Health – Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse plans and funds prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs for alcohol and other drug abuse.
Office of National Drug Control Policy – ONDCP ONDCP features White House Drug Policy initiatives, programs, and publications. Find testimony and press releases.
Parent Resources Looking for FREE anti-drug information? Check out all of TheAntiDrug.com’s resource information.
Parents the Anti-Drug Parenting site launched by the White House of National Drug Control Policy. The goal is to help parents learn better communication skills when talking to their teens.
ParentLink The WarmLine is a call center and is staffed with parenting experts that are available to answer any parenting question you may have! Call Toll Free at: 1-800-552-8522 / Local (573)-882-7323 OR e-mail your parenting questions to our parenting experts. The call center is now available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-5pm.
Ready by 21® St. Louis– Collaborative effort to ensure that all young people in the St. Louis region have the supports they need to be productive, connected, healthy and safe. Key organizations and leaders will join together to improve the quantity, quality and consistency of services and opportunities for children and youth.
Shatter the Myths about Drugs-This NIDA publication shares the truths about drugs.
Science of Addiction-This NIDA publication demonstrates how drugs affect the brain and lead to tolerance and dependence.
Southwest RET RET’s Southwest RET supports the application of evidence-based substance abuse prevention programs, practices and policies at the regional, state and local levels, encouraging cooperation and collaboration between and within each level.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration – SAMHSA SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.
Teen Driving Contract– Liberty Mutual and SADD believe that effective parent-teen communication is critical to helping teens recognize and choose safe driving behaviors. The is both a conversation-starter about safety issues and a customized agreement that lets you create and uphold family driving rules.
Before a teen driver is handed the keys to the car, it’s a good idea to lay out some basic rules—and the consequences for breaking those rules. Every family is different, but typical topics include repercussions for speeding, the number of passengers allowed in the car and how late at night a teen is allowed to drive.
Using Protective Factors for ACYF Populations– Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that can promote well-being by serving as “buffers” to the effects of risk exposure and helping individuals and families negotiate difficult circumstances and fare better in school, work, and life. A new series of factsheets for practitioners reviews current research linking protective factors to well-being for five in-risk populations served by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).
The fact sheets explore topics such as individual skills and capacities that can improve the well-being of children and youth; how parents, guardians, and others can contribute to the well-being of these children; and strategies for practitioners. A model framework for organizing and applying protective factors is included, as well as a table listing specific protective factors for ACYF populations by level of influence.
What’s Killing Teens?– In their 2016 Data Book release, Annie E. Casey focused on data showing that in education and health, our teens are making good choices and succeeding. Despite these successes, many communities and families are very concerned about how teens are faring.
Recently, using data from the CDC, the Population Reference Bureau found that suicide replaced homicide as the 2nd leading cause of death for teens in the US. The graphic below summarizes trends and key findings regarding the main causes of teen death in the US and Missouri.
Your Life Your Voice-The Boys Town National Hotline is a toll free number available to kids, teens and young adults at anytime. Please contact us if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.