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Prevention & Early Intervention



  • State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency:  Consumption and Consequences. Update 2013.

    The Epidemiology Workgroup of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant has just released the Update 2013 of their comprehensive review of substance use data for the State of Alaska.  To obtain a copy click here. 

Talk they hear you logoNew media campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking. “Talk. They Hear You.” a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was recently launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  For copies of all the campaign materials go to:

""Alaska’s Strategies to Prevent Underage   Drinking is an update of the 2009 publication  on preventing underage drinking.  These  recommendations are an overview of what  existing literature describes as being effective.  The specific actions are items the committee believes are possible to implement in the next three years.  Increasing the use of these recommendations and specific actions will help to build a stronger foundation in the statewide effort to prevent underage drinking.


Upcoming Training & Conferences


  • Teck John Baker Youth Leaders Training!

    September 11-14 in Kotzebue.

  • All are invited to see how NWABSD trains over 100 middle and      high students in student assistance and empowerment which has resulted in improved school and community  climates and significantly reduced the student suicide rates in Northwest Alaska. In addition to witnessing the three day intensive wellness training of the students, adult mentor training will also be provided.  For more information, please contact Michelle Woods at 907-442-1869.
  • 27th Annual NPN Prevention Research Conference:  CONNECTing Healthy Communities Through Prevention Research & Practice; September 15-18, 2014, Hartford, CT.
  • 2014 School Health & Wellness Institute, “Healthy Students...Successful Students", Hilton Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska, October 15-17, 2014.

  • The Alaska Children’s Alliance Presents Transcending Adversity: 2014 Alaska Child Maltreatment Conference.  November 17-19; Post Conference Dates, November 20-21, 2014.  Anchorage Hilton Hotel.