Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies
The evolution of prevention theory from the early 1950's
to the present will be reviewed. This will include the
currently accepted approaches of comprehensive community
development, and science-based practices in prevention.
Six primary prevention strategies will be discussed. Usually
1 ½ -2 hours.
Violence Prevention for our Schools and Communities
workshop can be offered for students, parents, faculty
or any combination of the above. It explores roots and
causes of violence and offers tools for prevention.
Learning to Live Drug-Free
is a K-12 classroom-based prevention curriculum which
will provide creative ideas for presenting age-appropriate
prevention information in your classroom.
Creating Collaborative Community and Campus Coalitions
What is a coalition and what makes people want to join
them? Levels of interaction, from networking to collaboration,
are described. Recruitment strategies, developing a
mission statement, and lessons learned from coalition
involvement round out this informative workshop. Usually
The Community Development Approach to Substance
Abuse Prevention: Lessons Learned from the Trenches
Community Coalition building is hard work. This session
will present tricks and strategies to make the process
smooth and enjoyable. Participants will gain skills
including how to start up a community development approach
to prevention, community identification of risk and
protective factors, and examples of six prevention strategies
Social Norms Theory and Practice
Participants will discover the latest developments
in science-based practices in prevention. A brief review
of the history of prevention will set the context for
where social norms theory and practice fit. Examples
of statewide, community college and high school social
norms campaigns will be shared.