This practical toolkit was created for faith-based and community leaders to help jump-start an action plan in a community or advance existing efforts to meet the needs of individuals and families struggling with opioid addiction. This toolkit, developed from the insight of faith and community partners, describes practical ways a community can consider bringing hope and healing to those in need.
Tools and Toolkits
This is a toolkit from National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center that provides a wide range of information on the opioid crisis, what tribal communities are doing to address the issue, and access to documents that other communities can use to implement a response.
This is a website from the University of California, San Francisco that provides tools and resources on the impact of unconscious bias and how to address it. It includes access to the Implicit Association Test, educational resources, and a review of the evidence for this type of training. This training could be especially relevant in the healthcare system.
This website links to the necessary material for a half-day training on reducing drug-related stigma. Developed by the Harm Reduction Coalition, this training is relevant for community-based direct service staff, caseworkers, therapists, peer advocates, program administrators, medical providers, and all who are interested in understanding and addressing drug-related stigma.
There is a guide, a workbook, a presentation, and video clips as part of the training.
This is a toolkit from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that examines the complex intersection of trauma and substance use. Information is tailored to both mental health and addiction treatment professionals. Recommendations for evidence-based treatment for youth and increasing engagement in this population are made.
This is a toolkit for state Medicaid officials on using Medicaid to advance evidence-based treatment for substance use disorders including how states may monitor and evaluate their selected strategies. Other state strategies are highlighted.
This is a toolkit developed by a collaboration between Anthem and National Urban League that provides free, ready-to-use opioid awareness and prevention programs and resources to address youth opioid misuse and opioid use disorder. There is a school-based prevention program tailored to middle and high school students, and guidance and materials on implementing community workshop.