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See Taking Charge: Managing Community Alcohol and Drug Risk Environments. This planning manual provides step-by-step information to apply the Three Actor Model using the SPF Five Step planning approach.
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2006 SPF Planning Guide
See the 2006 SPF Planning Guide designed to match CSAP's Strategic Prevention Framework Five Steps.
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Alcohol Policies Project
The mission of the Alcohol Policies Project is to focus public and policy maker attention on high-leverage policy reforms to reduce the devastating health and social consequences of drinking. The site contains data on research, policy, news, employment and links related to alcohol.

Alcohol Policy Solutions
Website for two national programs to combat underage drinking, sponsored by the American Medical Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: A Matter of Degree and Reducing Underage Drinking Through Coalitions.

Alcohol Research Group (ARG)
Current research focuses on alcohol and drug use and related problems, health services research, policy analysis, and the study of community responses and interventions. Groups studied include the general population and specific populations, such as individuals in treatment, welfare recipients, pregnant women, emergency room patients, and homeless persons.

Alcoholic Beverage Control office of California (ABC)

Provides information about licensing to manufacture, distribute and sell alcoholic beverages in the state, and includes details about enforcement policies and strategies.

California Department of Education (CDE)
This site provides information about all aspects of the Department of Education, but is particularly useful for its information on the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)
Formerly EMT Group, CARS provides research and training needs of public, private, and nonprofit organizations nationwide. The site contains contact information, links to the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities program and Community Prevention Institute program, and resources, such as the Individual Protective Factors Index questionnaire and community indicators for California counties.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
A division of the U.S. Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A comprehensive website containing information about all aspects of prevention programming.

Center on Alcohol and Marketing to Youth
This program at Georgetown University monitors the marketing practices of the alcohol industry. The site provides information about alcohol and media, including research, media reports, fact sheets and calls to action.

Central Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Serving the Midwest, this site provides curricula for trainers, an on-line reference prevention library, and many other publications, from books to one-page information sheets.

College Alcohol Study
Website from Harvard University's ongoing survey of over 14,000 students at 120 four-year colleges in 40 states. The CAS has identified "binge drinking" and the "second hand effects" it produces, the harms binge drinkers inflict on other students, and this site contains its findings, including statistics and publications.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Contains many resources on funding, media, public policy, coalition building, research and training and links.

Community Prevention Institute (CPI)
A collaborative effort of CARS, Prevention by Design and ONTRACK Program Resources, Inc. The site describes free services provided to community prevention programs and includes the application form and procedures.

County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CADPAAC)

A non-profit organization comprised of the designated county alcohol and drug program administrators representing the 58 counties within California. The site contains information about CADPAAC's activities and events, including job postings.

Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP)
The State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs is committed to ensuring that all Californians have an opportunity for a safe and healthy quality of life, including being free from alcohol and drug addiction. The website contains information on emerging issues that affect our families and communities.

Friday Night Live (FNL)
The primary focus of the organization is to form youth/adult partnerships, providing programs rich in opportunities and support, so young people will be less likely to engage in problem behaviors, more likely to achieve in school, and more likely to attend higher education or secure a full-time job. The site contains details of their activities, links to their various programs throughout the state, an events calendar and contact information.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
The IOM serves as adviser to the nation to improve health. As an independent, scientific adviser, the Institute of Medicine strives to provide advice that is unbiased, based on evidence, and grounded in science. The site provides information on topics such as mental health, food & nutrition, and many more.

Marin Institute
The Marin Institute works to reduce alcohol problems through environmental prevention - improving our physical and social environment to advance public health and safety. The site contains information about promoting effective alcohol policy, conducting media advocacy, and supporting grassroots campaigns in Marin County, California and nationwide.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A website of the National Institutes of Health, this site contains links to publications, clinical trials, databases, news, conferences and events in the alcohol prevention field.

Northeast Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
Serving the northeast United States, this site provides links to SAMHSA's data systems, tips on prevention strategies, a series of articles on critical components of successful prevention programs, resources for program development, and current news in the prevention field.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Provides a complete description of the federal war on drugs, statistics on drugs and drug use, links to anti-drug sites and state and local resources.

Prevention Research Center (PRC)
PRC's focus is on conducting research to better understand the social and physical environments that influence individual behavior that leads to alcohol and drug misuse. PRC is one of fifteen centers sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and is the only one that specializes in prevention. The site provides information about their research, local action, and projects.