Capacity Building and the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)

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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) outlines a process that an organization, initiative, community, or state can follow in order to prevent and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

The Strategic Prevention Framework was developed by CSAP, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This framework can also be applied to other community issues, such as violence, health-related problems (obesity, heart health, diabetes, HIV), homelessness, or racial tensions and discrimination. By the same token, while SPF focuses primarily on youth, there is no reason that the model can’t be adapted to any population group. >> Learn more

Strategic Prevention Framework Step 2: Capacity Building

Capacity building, the second step of the SPF, involves how to engage diverse community stakeholders, develop and strengthen a prevention team, and identify opportunities to raise community awareness about the issues.

Click here for capacity building training, tools and examples from the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC)

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