The State Education Resource Center has created a NEW centralized School Based Center for Prevention, Education and Advocacy developed for grades k-12 and funded by Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our culturally conscious services and resources include a NEW online substance use prevention knowledge and awareness course. Engage in learning about prevention through a self-paced course that provides an overview of the science behind prevention, the key components of building a school-based prevention team and tools to evaluate, assess readiness and select the best prevention curriculum and practices for your school or district.

You can register for this complimentary course, by using the link provided:

We have also developed a NEW website! Please check out the School Based Center for Prevention, Education and Advocacy at Here you will find information regarding our partners in this work, the Library‚Äôs Prevention Education and Advocacy Collection, an application to request support and technical assistance and much more!

For more information, please feel free to reach out to Christina Simms, Consultant at or Bianca Irizarry, Consultant at

We look forward to supporting you in your prevention efforts.

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