Information on SADD Resources and National Involvement

SADD is dedicated to ensuring a healthy, happy, and empowered life, throughout every stage of life. This means not only adhering to the mission of helping our youth turn away from drinking and driving, but also to prevent other destructive decisions through peer-to-peer communication. 

We are proud to take a positive stand on important issues that face our teens through youth leadership development. This means helping teens and the adults in their lives to better understand the pressures that they face on a day-to-day basis through a variety of educational and motivational material. Utilize the resources below for optimal health and wellness, throughout all areas of life. 

Substance Abuse

Looking to lead a life that doesn't involve drugs or alcohol? Above the Influence is dedicated to helping teens overcome their dependency on these destructive substances.

ACR Health has a Syringe Exchange, a Drug User Health Hub, and provides a wide variety of targeted prevention and sexual health services to individuals, from youth through adulthood, to community groups and individuals to empower them to make informed and responsible decisions. ACR Health, a legacy of AIDS Community Resources, serves the counties of Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence in New York State.

Bullying & Violence Prevention

From the school hallways to the world of social media, bullying is more prevalent than ever. Learn the facts and join in the fight against this destructive behavior with StopBullying.Gov!

Depression & Suicide Prevention

Teenage depression largely goes unrecognized by parents and educators, which can lead to devastating results. Join the fight in recognizing teenage depression and preventing suicide with Adolescent Wellness, Inc.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

SPCNY staff are experts in community, school, and youth suicide prevention. SPCNY works extensively with suicide prevention coalitions throughout the state to identify, select, and implement data-driven programs and policies. SPCNY developed and provided the first Coalition Academy to equip suicide prevention coalitions with the knowledge and skills they need to implement best practices in their communities.

Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) is an agency of support, education and advocacy for mental health issues, and has been for over fifty years. As part of its mission, MHANYS advocates for change in the mental health system ensuring access for all New Yorkers, fights stigma through community-based partnership programming, and provides information on mental health issues and services.

Traffic Safety

Every year thousands are killed while walking among their neighborhood streets. Slow down, take a stand, and make a difference with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25.

Learn about supporting, strengthening, and promoting the safety of our youth with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS).

Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) awards federal highway safety grant funds to local, state and not-for-profit agencies for projects to improve highway safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries due to crashes. The New York State GTSC coordinates traffic safety activities in the state. Through this website, the GTSC seeks to share timely, accurate and useful news, information and other resources about traffic safety and the state's highway safety grant program. Grant program applications, program management forms and local and state crash and ticket data are posted. These resources are available for both the professional partners and the citizens of New York State.

Lesson plans and activities you can use with you chapters or groups from our partners at AAA. Age appropriate lesson plans available for all grades and learners.

Teen Pregnancy & STD / HIV / AIDS Prevention

Education is the best way to avoid teen pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases. Stay Teen is dedicated to keeping teens informed about issues such as sex, abstinence, and birth control.

An inclusive, comprehensive, teen-centered resource for all things sexuality and relationship based.

An age appropriate resource for students and adults on sex, relationships, and all things related to the human body.

Other Resources

Support complete home care, the healthy family programs, and state-wide initiatives of Visiting Nurse Association Health and Hospice.


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