Expanding Substance Use Prevention and Early Intervention in Schools: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides information and resources to expand school-based services for substance use prevention and early intervention. The first resource offers a clear pathway for the statewide expansion of these services, drawing on lessons learned from Community Catalyst’s Power of Prevention initiative. Two resources focus on leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a step-by-step guide on how to build a successful campaign to do so. Other resources describe a key set of tools for early intervention called Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); provide strategies to implement and fund this intervention in schools and clinics; and offer evidence and talking points for why this is important to help young people live healthier lives.