CPR: Centers for Prevention Resources
What is a CPR?
Created by the North Carolina Division of
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities
and Substance Abuse Services, a Center for
Prevention Resources (CPR) is a regional
vehicle for building substance abuse
prevention delivery capacity among local
The primary purpose of each CPR is to facilitate capacity building and provide technical assistance resources for area local management entities (LMEs), providers and communities. Four CPRs have been established to serve as models of accountability, capacity and effectiveness. Click here to view the CPR map.
Unlimited Success, a division of Partnership for a Drug-Free NC, has been designated as a regional CPR. As the North Central NC CPR, Unlimited Success provides substance abuse prevention technical assistance to the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Warren and Yadkin.
The CPRs and the SPF
The work of the CPRs is guided by the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The SPF is a SAMHSA/CSAP planning model that incorporates the ongoing collection and use of data. All planning is based on a belief in cultural competency and the importance of the sustainability of our efforts.
The SPF Model includes:
- Needs Assessment
- Capacity Building
- Strategic Planning
- Implementation of Evidence-Based Programs, Policies and Practices
- Evaluation and Monitoring
How does my regional CPR support local substance abuse prevention efforts?
CPRs are staffed by qualified leaders in the field who provide technical assistance and support in a variety of ways...
• Support and assist local providers as they build their capacity to assess, plan, implement and evaluate prevention efforts
• Help local communities understand and utilize the SPF model
• Assess regional workforce development needs to ensure the availability and accessibility of training in evidence-based programs, practices and policies
• Encourage regional relationship-building by creating the opportunities for dialog among professionals and concerned community members
• Serve as a resource for prevention-related information for LMEs and local providers; informational websites, evidence-based program curriculum library, books, brochures, grant availability, etc.
• Represent the local needs of communities at the State level
• Sponsor scholarships to local, regional and state training
For more information
Contact your local CPR or visit preventionistheanswer.org.