Tools for Communities
The IPRC has conducted the Indiana Survey, and has managed and reported the resulting data, since 1991. The purpose of this project is to provide data for state and local planning with respect to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), gambling behaviors, and risk and protective factors.
The Indiana Collegiate Action Network (ICAN), in conjunction with the Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) developed a new survey instrument in 2009, called the Indiana College Substance Use Survey, to collect information on items of interest to Indiana colleges. This report summarizes the findings of the third annual Indiana College Substance Use Survey that was conducted by the Indiana Prevention Resource Center in the spring of 2011. Findings on the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, consequences of use, alcohol availability, and student perceptions of peer behaviors are presented.
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center's service called PREV-STAT uses GIS software and data from a variety of sources to create county profiles and customized project reports, including maps and tables. PREV-STAT enables you to understand the characteristics of a place, to locate a group of people with particular attributes, or to study a subset of the population of a given locale. Analysis can be done at any level from the state to the county, block group, zip code, neighborhood, or based on any arbitrary selected boundaries. Alternately, a radius can be drawn around a site. The greatest power of PREV-STAT is its ability to zoom in on the very small geographic area!
There are several webinars available regarding K2/Spice and Bath Salts and Indiana Youth Survey.
Consultation and training are provided without charge to Indiana-based prevention programs. Participants in the proposal-writing courses pay a nominal charge for meals and refreshments.
Intensive grants assistance (up to 200 hours) is available for organizations that have the capacity to manage large-scale, sustainable prevention programs, especially ones that have community-wide scope and have the potential for replication in other Indiana communities.
The IPRC maintains a non-circulating collection of monographs, curricula, journals and other reference items; and a circulating collection of videotapes, curriculum guides and packages.
Our library is equipped with the latest technology, enabling you to tap into major databases throughout the world housing collections on substance abuse prevention. The library offers free loans of videos to prevention professionals and practitioners and free reference services to all citizens of Indiana. Use the "Library Catalog" link to search the IPRC's materials.
The IPRC Newsletter "An Ounce of Prevention" is published every 3 months. You can also view IPRC press releases in this page.