Youth and Community Action Team
The mission of YCAT is to promote healthy living within the Virginia Beach community via awareness, education, and action
There are many resources available to the community.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Youth.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.
Drug Index Click Here
Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy. We are professionals working in mental health and public health. We are bipartisan. We are medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization. Our commonsense, third-way approach to marijuana policy is based on reputable science and sound principles of public health and safety.
Virginia Beach Community
Partnership for drug-free kids has been supporting families and responding to a changing drug landscape for over 30 years.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Parents Get information to help you talk with your teens about drugs and their effects, and learn where to go to get help.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports efforts to promote mental health and substance use prevention in schools and on campuses and to provide safe learning environments.
National Institute of Drug Abuse(NIDA):This website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent. The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. The mission of CADCA is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.
SAMHSA selects and describes programs, projects, and websites that help health professionals develop their own social media presence.
NIDA Lessons, activities, and drug facts to educate teens about the effects and consequences of drug use.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs & Practices(NREPP) is a searchable online registry of more than 350 substance use and mental health interventions. NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation. NREPP does not endorse or approve interventions.
National Pride Survey on Youth Substance Abuse, 2015
Monitoring the Future National Substance Abuse Survey
Community Coalitions of Virginia is Virginia’s state coalition uniting community prevention coalitions throughout the Commonwealth. We represents local groups of parents, prevention specialists, recovery/treatment specialists, businesses, law enforcement and government officials, educators, faith based groups, media outlets, and healthcare and youth serving organizations.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.