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What’s New

Communities Talk What’s New articles share information to help event organizers plan, host, and evaluate events aimed at mobilizing a community around evidence-based prevention of underage drinking.

Even More New Resources for Your Activity; Get Ready for National Prevention Week 2021


NEW! Tips and Tools for Hosting a Virtual Activity

Connecting with your community about underage drinking and substance misuse doesn’t have to be in-person ... prevention happens even in a socially distant world! SAMHSA’s new Tips and Tools for Hosting a Virtual Activity offers creative and innovative ways to host a Communities Talk activity to bring people together. Tip sheets in the resource include:

NEW! After High School: Talking With Your Young Adult About Underage Drinking

Whether they are attending college, joining the workforce or military, or delaying college enrollment, young adults still listen to their parents when it comes to decisions about avoiding alcohol. After High School: Talking With Your Young Adult About Underage Drinking has the information parents need to start the conversation about the consequences of underage drinking and alcohol use while showing they trust and respect their child’s growing independence.

National Prevention Week 2021: Prevention Happens Anywhere and Everywhere

Substance misuse prevention happens in many places, spaces, and communities. SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week (NPW), set for May 9 through 15, is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of and action around mental and/or substance use disorders. Find ideas, tools, and other resources for participating on the NPW website.

Don’t Be Left Out! Register Now to Receive Your Planning Stipend

More than 500 organizations have already applied for a $750 Communities Talk planning stipend. If you didn’t receive an invitation to register yet, email info@stopalcoholabuse.net to request one. Once you respond to the invitation you can begin the registration process. Remember, planning stipends are only available on a first-come, first-served basis and they are going fast.

Check out the new registration tutorial video and ensure you gather the correct documentation to apply for a Communities Talk planning stipend.