Early Intervention

Child development

mMotiv8: A Smartphone-Based Contingency Management Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in the United States. Wetested the usability, acceptability, and efficacy of a smartphone-based contingency managementtreatment to promote cessation. We used a nonconcurrent multiple-baseline design. Participants(N = 14) provided breath carbon monoxide (CO) samples by using a CO meter that was con-nected to the user’s smartphone. An app (mMotiv8) housed on participants’ smartphones auto-matically captured pictures of the CO sampling procedure to validate the end user’s identity,and it prompted submissions via a push message delivered to participants’ smartphones. Partici-pants earned a $10 incentive for daily abstinence, which was added to a reloadable debit card.Overall, 4% of the CO samples were negative during baseline, and 89% were negative duringtreatment. Self-reported usability and acceptability were high, and 85% of the prompted sam-ples were submitted. A smartphone intervention could be scalable and reduce the health conse-quences and costs associated with cigarette smoking, particularly in rural and low-incomepopulations
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A Planning Guide: Steps to Support a Comprehensive Approach to Plans of Safe Care

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), a program of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), prepared this document to support policy makers, administrators, and service providers. The goal of the document is to foster collaborative responses across multiple systems to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for infants, recovery for their parents, and to meet the needs of families and caregivers.
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Georgia Health Policy: A Systems Perspective of the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Resources

The opioid epidemic is the result of a complex system of varied and interrelated factors. This webinar introduced a systems thinking approach and tools to address such complex public health challenges. The Georgia Health Policy Center’s Opioid Systems Map was presented as a case study for the creation and application of systems mapping in local communities. The webinar fostered a holistic view of the opioid epidemic and described opportunities to further develop systems thinking capacity for application to grantees’ local opioid response.
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Botvin LifeSkills Training

Built on an award winning, evidence-based prevention approach proven to reduce substance use, aggression and violence, our suite of digital products includes e-learning programs, an online educational game, and ancillary tools designed to provide schools, teachers, and parents with high quality content that can be used in school, at home, or in hybrid learning environments.
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New National Harm Reduction Website & Name

The National Harm Reduction Coalition is thrilled to announce our new name, new look, and new website! The Harm Reduction movement has changed over the course of 25 years and so has our organization. More than 900,000 people access the resources on harmreduction.org each year. Our website is a valuable resource to people who use drugs and their loved ones, harm reduction programs, public health departments, health care workers, researchers, students, and drug treatment providers across the country.
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Touchpoints for Addressing Substance Use Issues in Home Visiting

Report details information and guidance for addressing substance use issues encountered during home visiting. Discusses substance use issues and the way home visiting can address those issues while supporting families. Features a number of questions and answers and includes discussion regarding home visiting in rural areas.
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