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Video: Boone County Project LAUNCH

Boone County Project LAUNCH shares the efforts during their five year grant to strengthen the network of parents and providers to establish a nurturing community that enhances the health and wellness of children and families, allowing them to reach their full potential. A trailer video [1 minute 36 seconds] is also accessible at

Blog Post Philadelphia: Behavioral Health Leads Trauma-Informed Community Change

Examines six cities that were invited to SAMHSA for a listening session to present their innovative approaches to addressing trauma. This blog post is part of a series that highlights community approaches in selected implementation domains, and how each city is working to create safer and healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

Examining the Associations Between Infant/Toddler Workforce Preparation, Program Quality and Child Outcomes: A Review of the Research Evidence

Considers the role of educational attainment, degree type (e.g., concentration or major in early childhood or a related field), years of experience, and training. The brief concludes with implications for future research, as well as for policy and practice.

Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood

Explores interventions in early childhood that can help prevent drug use and other unhealthy behaviors. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides research-based principles that affect a child's self-control and overall mental health, starting during pregnancy through the eighth year of life. It recognizes that while substance use generally begins during the teen years, it has known biological, psychological, social, and environmental roots that begin even before birth.

Bullying in Schools

Writes about how community policing in schools can help prevent and respond to bullying and intolerance. By following community policing, school resource officers and school safety personnel can contribute to a productive and enriching environment for students, teachers, and administrators alike. 


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