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What is SPF 

SPF is an acronym for Strategic Prevention Framework. It is a strategy that was developed by the Federal Government’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) to help communities combat problems within their population such as substance abuse, underage drinking and similar issues. SAMHSA provides grants to U.S. States and territories to implement SPF at local, regional, and state levels.

SAMHSA describes SPF as follows:

The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) uses a five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. The SPF is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles that can be utilized at the federal, State/Tribal and community levels.

The idea behind SPF is to use the findings from public health research along with evidence-based prevention programs to build capacity within States/Tribes/Territories and the prevention field. This in turn will promote resilience and decrease risk factors in individuals, families, and communities.

The Strategic Prevention Framework Steps
require States, Territories, federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations, and communitie to systematically:

Assessment – Assess their prevention needs based on epidemiological data,

– Build their prevention capacity,

Planning – Develop a strategic plan,

Implementation – Implement effective community prevention programs, policies and practices, and

Evaluation – Evaluate their efforts for outcomes.

Throughout all five steps, implementers of the SPF must address issues of sustainability and cultural competence.

Source: SAMHSA Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/spfcomponents.aspx

The Strategic Prevention Framework involves a set of five steps that create a cycle of continuous awareness, evaluation and action. While each phase builds upon the work of the last, the timing of the phases often overlap to keep the process fluid.

The five steps of SPF are as follows:

This phase requires states to narrow their focus to a particular problem. Ohio has decided to combat alcohol and drug usage in the 18 to 25 year age group. After a priority has been specified, states must evaluate the resources already in place within communities and determine what additional tools, training, materials and resources may be needed

Capacity- This phase involves acquiring the resources needed to begin implementing the SPF objectives. In addition to gathering financial support, capacity building may include involving individuals, community members, organizations and businesses on the project. Education and training is often a key part of this phase

Planning- After the state has a firm understanding of the resources in each community, a detailed plan is created to combat the issue at state, regional and local levels.

Implementation- In this phase all the work of the previous phases is put into action as prevention programs are instituted at various levels. As implementation occurs, a fine-tuning of goals, timeline and allocation of resources may occur.

Evaluation- In this phase the efficacy of the programs is addressed. Strengths and weaknesses are identified and detailed plans for ongoing prevention and treatment are created.

While the components of the Strategic Prevention Framework occur in order, they are also cyclical. After evaluation, it may be decided that the problem needs to be addressed further and the cycle begins again. This helps to foster an ongoing commitment within communities to prevent alcohol and substance abuse. The hope is to target individuals in all multicultural groups and ultimately, to make prevention programs self-sustaining.

SPF-SIG Committee came to a consensus on the priority of the Ohio SPF-SIG project: 18 to 25 year olds consumption of alcohol and other drugs. Our goals are to:

Decrease the number of 18 to 25 year olds engaged in high risk use of alcohol

Decrease the number of 18 to 25 year olds engaged in the use of illicit drugs

Decrease the number of 18 to 25 year olds misusing prescription medications

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