Personality Traits That Put Teens at Risk for Substance Use and a Program That Helps with Dr. Patricia Conrod
PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long term goals and channel their personality towards achieving them.
IMPORTANT NEWS: Online delivery of the PreVenture Program is now available!
PreVenture has been recognized as an evidence-based program by several well respected authorities. It was tested in multiple randomized control trials in Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom and continues to be part of numerous research studies across the globe.
“Despite an abundance of data and rigorous prevention efforts targeting risk and protective factors for youth, communities continue to face significant challenges moving the needle. PreVenture offers an unparalleled opportunity to impact the youth developmental trajectory by identifying and enhancing motivation, resiliency, and self-awareness within adolescents. Having worked in the field of prevention and youth development for well over a decade, I have yet to experience such a powerful and inspiring intervention as PreVenture.”
~ Jennifer Pinto, LMHC, Manager Integrated Care Initiative, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth in collaboration with Plymouth Public Schools
“Schools are excited to get trained in this evidence-based program that is showing amazing outcomes. Students are learning how to cope with stressful situations and work through their challenging thoughts and emotions. Schools are happy to have an AODA prevention tool to help their students!”
~ Angela Weidman, LMFT, PreVenture Trainer, Chippewa County Public Health Director/Officer
"What a find in PreVenture! The training was really amazing. In the first part of the training we got to learn about at the research behind this program, and the outcomes are very impressive. The rest of training was focused on learning, practicing and facilitating the curriculum. There is lots more to say, but I wanted to really just say thank. Running PreVenture at our schools is a no-lose situation and a lot of wins are possible!"
~ PreVenture Facilitator
"Thank you so much. I am very excited about moving forward with this intervention and the positive impact it will have on our students. I'm so happy to be able to offer this program in our school district."
~ PreVenture Facilitator
"Through a community wide effort, we are thrilled to be able to bring PreVenture to the students at Bowling Green Jr. High School. One of the many things I love about PreVenture is you don't feel like you're presenting a drug and alcohol prevention program. The content carries over into so many relevant conflicts and challenges our children face growing up today, and it teaches them how to cope and problem solve so they're better equipped to make good choices in any situation, which puts them closer to reaching their long term goals. It’s an amazing program and we can’t wait to continue our work with our students here in Bowling Green."
~ Elizabeth Forbes, Ed.S., School Psychologist & PreVenture Facilitator, Bowling Green City Schools, Bowling Green, Kentucky