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Latest Article: SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

February 2016

The toolkit equips health care providers, communities and local governments
with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related
overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders,
treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.
Updated in 2016.

Toolkits can be downloaded directly here >

Information on LGBTQ+

There's an explanation as to the changes made from the genderbread person
and why they were made. The trans community and allies have been using the
term "unicorn" to provide a positive and "magical" or "special" way of looking
at being trans. It's important to keep in mind though that some trans people
feel good about this identification where as others feel it may add to the labeling
or singling out of their differences from others.

To learn more, visit
For a list of definitions, visit
For local information, visit

 Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Most families will recover over time, particularly with the support of family, friends,
and organizations. The length of recovery will depend in part upon how frightening
the hurricane was, whether evacuation from home was necessary, and the extent
of the damage and loss. Some families will be able to return to their normal routines
rather quickly, while others will have to contend with repairing damage to their home
and possessions, finding medical care, and facing financial hardship. Some families
will have lost a loved one or a pet. Others will need to deal with school closings or
changes in school schedules.

Children's functioning and recovery will be influenced by how their parents and
caregivers cope during and after the hurricane. Children often turn to adults for
information, comfort, and help. Children do best when parents and teachers remain
(or at least appear) calm, answer children's questions honestly, and respond as best
they can to requests.

Tips for Families on Addressing the Anniversary Download PDF >
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Tips for Teachers Download PDF >