These organizations provide mental and/or substance use disorder education and support to youth, parents, and educators.

Children’s Defense Fund

The Children's Defense Fund is a nonprofit child advocacy organization that works to champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.

Community Intervention

Community Intervention offers educational materials, training, and consultation for professionals working with children ages 5-18. Materials range from tobacco cessation, to positive alternatives to suspension, to overcoming problems with drugs.

Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, 'Get it Straight! The Facts About Drugs'

You can use the facilitator guide for "Get It Straight! The Facts About Drugs" in conjunction with the "Get It Straight!" student guide to support the implementation of various teen activities. The publications can be used in various settings, for example, student health classes, after-school programs, faith-based youth groups, and youth service programs to provide accurate information on some of the most common drugs and the consequences of drug use.

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs. It also works to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.


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