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1 Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR)
Link: http://www.ceasar-boston.org/
Description: Children's Hospital, Boston. Established 1999 by director John Knight, CeASAR conducts studies on methods of screening adolescent patients for substance abuse as well as brief office-based therapeutic interventions. Knight is the developer of the CRAFFT screening instrument.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
2 Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse (CTRADA)
Link: http://www.miami.edu/ctrada/
Description: University of Miami. Began in 1991 as the first NIDA-funded clinical research center focusing on adolescent drug abuse treatment. Director: Howard A. Liddle, PhD.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
3 Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)
Link: http://camy.org/
Description: At Georgetown University, monitors alcohol industry marketing practices.
Subjects: Underage drinking | Adolescents | College students | Young adults
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
4 The Cool Spot
Link: http://www.thecoolspot.gov
Description: Created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for kids 11-13 years old. The content of The Cool Spot is based on a curriculum for grades 6-8 developed to give young teens a clearer picture about alcohol use among their peers. The site features facts about alcohol, information about risks of underage drinking and peer pressure, and resources for those with alcohol problems.
Subjects: Underage drinking | Adolescents
Categories: Information Resources
5 The DASIS Report: Coerced Treatment Among Youths: 1993 to 1998 (September 21, 2001)
6 Department of Education. Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Link: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html
Description: The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities that are designed to reduce drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence in schools.
Subjects: School-based prevention | Children | Adolescents
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S.
7 Healthy Youth Survey (Washington State)
Link: http://askhys.net
Description: The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of several government offices in Washington state. HYS provides important information about adolescents in Washington. County prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, community public health and safety networks, and others use this information to guide policy and programs that serve youth. The data sets will be available for use by researchers and others.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Washington State
8 ImpacTeen
Link: http://www.impacteen.org/
Description: ImpacTeen is an interdisciplinary partnership of nationally recognized health experts with specialties in such areas as economics, etiology, epidemiology, law, political science, public policy, psychology, and sociology. The project, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth Behavior, focuses on economic, environmental, and policy influences on youth substance use, obesity and physical activity.
Subjects: Adolescents | Risk and protective factors
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
9 Institute for Social Research (ISR)
Link: http://www.isr.umich.edu
Description: University of Michigan. One of the largest and oldest academic survey and social research organizations in the world. The ISR is dedicated to social science in the public interest. Is the home of the "Monitoring the Future Survey," also known as the "High School Senior Survey."
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
10 Institute for Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluation (I-SATE)
Link: http://www.isate.memphis.edu/index.htm
Description: ISATE conducts research on publicly funded alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs in Tennessee. I-SATE's primary mission is to evaluate the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment clients enrolled in these programs, with a particular focus on special populations, such as DUI offenders, pregnant women, adolescents, and those with co-occurring disorders.
Subjects: Pregnant women | Dual diagnosis | Adolescents
Categories: Training and Education | Information Resources
11 International Youth Development Study (IYDS)
Link: http://www.rch.org.au/iyds/index.cfm?doc_id=2766
Description: The International Youth Development Study (IYDS) is a is a long-term study that looks at the development of healthy and problem behaviours among young people in the state of Victoria, Australia and the state of Washington, United States. It is a joint project between the Social Development Research Group, located in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, in Seattle, USA and the Centre for Adolescent Health, part of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital, University of Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia.
Subjects: Adolescents | Risk and protective factors
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International | ATOD Research Centers - U.S. | Washington State
12 IREFREA (Europe)
Link: http://www.irefrea.org/
Description: (Institut de Recherché European sur les Facteurs de Risque chez l'Entfant et l'Adolescent). Founded in 1988 in Lyon, France, IREFREA is a European research network with 7 permanent offices, and research partners located in 13 European countries. The main activities are research, primary applied prevention, intervention programmes, theoretical and scientific study of risk factors and training workshops. It's members are interested in the promotion and research of prevention of drug and other child and adolescent problems.
Subjects: Risk and protective factors | Adolescents | Children
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - International
13 Mentor
Link: http://mentoring.org/
Description: For over two decades, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership has been working to expand the world of quality mentoring. MENTOR believes that, with the help and guidance of an adult mentor, each child can discover how to unlock and achieve his or her potential. MENTOR is widely acknowledged as the nation's premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives nationwide. As such, MENTOR works with a strong network of state and local Mentoring Partnerships to leverage resources and provide the support and tools that mentoring organizations need to effectively serve young people in their communities.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
14 Midwest Alcoholism Research Center (MARC)
Link: http://www.alcoholdependence.org/
Description: Alternate name: Missouri Alcoholism Research Center. Washington University, St. Louis. The broad focus of the research program of the MARC concerns the etiology and course of alcohol problems and associated comorbidity in community samples of adolescents and youth. Director: Andrew C. Heath, DPhil.
Subjects: Adolescents | Dual diagnosis
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
15 National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. (MCMHJJ)
Link: http://www.ncmhjj.com/
Description: Develops policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice.
Subjects: Juvenile delinquency | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
16 National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
Link: http://www.ncfy.com/publications/satools/sa-resources.htm
Description: Publications: Assessment and Screening Tools for Measuring Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Independent Living Skills in Adolescents. List of resources for finding assessment and screening tools prepared for the Family and Youth Services Bureau. Includes databases, instruments for program evaluation, publications, and more.
Subjects: ADAI Instrument Database | Adolescents
Categories: Information Resources
17 National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) (New York)
Link: http://www.ndri.org/
Description: Established in 1967; a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and HCV; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology. Executive director/CEO: Bernard S. Arons, MD.
Subjects: HIV / AIDS | Therapeutic community | Adolescents
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
18 National Families in Action.
Link: http://www.nationalfamilies.org/
Description: National Families in Action was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977. Its mission is to help families and communities prevent drug use among children by promoting policies based on science.
Subjects: Children | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
19 National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)
Link: http://www.iir.com/nygc/
Description: The purpose of the NYGC, a project of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research and supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is to assist policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in their efforts to reduce youth gang involvement and crime by contributing information, resources, practical tools, and expertise towards the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies.
Subjects: Gangs | Juvenile delinquency | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
20 NIDA InfoFacts: Science-Based Facts on Drug Abuse and Addiction
21 Outrage Avenue
Link: http://www.outrageavenue.com/
Description: Teen-oriented, anti-tobacco site, developed by Washington State Dept. of Health.
Subjects: Adolescents | Smoking cessation
Categories: Washington State
22 Parents Translational Research Center
Link: http://www.tresearch.org/index.php/our-people/research-team/parents-translational-research-center/
Description: Component of the Treatment Reserach Institute, the new Parents Translational Research Center is designed to help parents address alcohol and drug use by their children. The Center will focus on helping parents in three areas: preventing children from using drugs and alcohol; finding appropriate treatment when it's needed; and working with children who refuse to go to treatment. Director, Kimberly C. Kirby, PhD.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
23 Reclaiming Futures: Communities helping teens overcome drugs, alcohol, and crime.
Link: http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/
Description: Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, this model reinvents the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to meet the needs of young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime.
Subjects: Adolescents | Juvenile delinquency
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
24 SAMA Foundation (Science And Management of Addiction)
Link: http://www.samafoundation.org
Description: SAMA is a privately funded non-profit organization based in Seattle with the goal of improving the management as well as the science of substance addiction. A key SAMA's service is the Family Navigator to assist parents as they navigate the treatment system and advocate for their son or daughter's care number: 1-888-922-7262. SAMA was founded in 2006 by Robert W. Day and Cynthia “CJ” Taylor.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Washington State | Organizations and Advocacy
25 Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) : LGBTQ Youth Issues
Link: http://www.siecus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=605&grandparentID=477&parentID=591
Description: SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. The website provides fact sheets, educator resources, policy resources, and community action updates.
Subjects: LGBT | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy | Training and Education
26 Social Norms Alcohol Problem Prevention for Youth (SNAPPY)
Link: http://www2.edc.org/snappy/
Description: The Social Norms Alcohol Problem Prevention for Youth (SNAPPY) project is a three-year pilot study of a school- and community-based media campaign to correct misperceptions of high school student drinking norms.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
27 Society for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Effectiveness (SASATE)
Link: http://www.chestnut.org/LI/APSS/SASATE/
Description: SASATE is an informal network of researchers, evaluators, providers, and policymakers interested in pooling their knowledge and resources to improve the field. Offers a listserv for members.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Professional Societies
28 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
Link: http://www.sadd.org/
Description: Founded as Students Against Drunk Driving, this website features students helping students make positive decisions about challenges in their everyday lives, such as drinking, drug use, and dating violence.
Subjects: Underage drinking | Sexual assault | Adolescents
Categories: Organizations and Advocacy
29 Teen Health and the Media
Link: http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/
Description: Project of UW College of Education, Teen Futures Media Network. A virtual meeting place for teens, parents, educators, health professionals, and others who share a strong commitment to teen health.
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Washington State
30 Teenline
Link: http://www.theteenline.org/
Description: Part of the Alcohol 24 Hour Helpline since 1989, Teenline is a non-profit agency providing 24 hour crisis intervention and referral services for adolescents in Washington State.
Subjects: Adolescents | Telephone counseling and hotlines
Categories: Washington State
31 Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC), Univ. of Southern California
Link: http://www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/departments/preventive_medicine/research/ipr/research/tturc
Description: One of seven TTURCs funded by NIDA and RWJF. The focus of the USC TTURC is investigate the efficacy of tobacco and alcohol use prevention programs across cultures, within specific cultural contexts, and dependent on individual-level variations for dispositional attributes. Populations studied include youth in ethnically diverse, multicultural California and Hawaii, and the predominantly homogenous youth of Mainland China. C. Anderson Johnson, PhD, director.
Subjects: Tobacco | Cultural competence | Adolescents | Asians | Smoking cessation
Categories: ATOD Research Centers - U.S.
32 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS)
Link: http://www.doh.wa.gov/DataandStatisticalReports/HealthBehaviors/HealthyYouthSurvey.aspx
Description: The HYS presents state and county data about adolescents in Washington state regarding safety and violence, physical activity and diet, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and related risk and protective factors. Data can be used to identify trends in the patterns of behavior over time and to compare Washington to other states and to the nation. Survey data is available for grades 6, 8, 10, and 12, for the years 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008, 2010. Information is also available at http://askhys.net
Subjects: Adolescents
Categories: Washington State
33 Wellbriety.
Link: http://www.whitebison.org/
Description: Native American recovery movement; associated with White Bison organization. Has programs for youth, prisoners.
Subjects: Native Americans | Offenders | Adolescents
Categories: Recovery Resources
34 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
Link: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/
Description: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and district surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments. Topics covered include HIV, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, obesity and asthma.
Subjects: Adolescents | College students | Young adults
Categories: Government Agencies - U.S. | Statistical Resource