A Workshop that Helps Teens Develop Healthy Coping Skills.

Predicting teenage behavior and providing a bridge between at-risk youth and mental wellbeing.

What Preventure Looks Like

The Preventure program was originally developed and tested by Dr. Patricia Conrod, Professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal, Canada. Preventure focuses on at-risk youth and introduces motivational pathways and coping skills based on the individual’s personality.

Structure

Preventure is administered by a trained facilitator in a supportive and comfortable environment.

Delivery

The Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) identifies program eligible youth and their unique personality profiles.

Content

The workshops help youths to understand the connection between their personality profile and their behaviors.

Beyond Numbers

Preventure reveals key information about participants’ behaviors relating to substance use motives, drugs of choice, patterns of coping, and sensitivity. Multiple studies have shown Preventure to be effective beyond reducing drinking and drug-use rates.

  • Delayed onset of drinking and binge drinking
  • Reduced risk for alcohol-related problems
  • Reduced risk for mental health problems such as anxiety, depression
  • Fewer misconduct problems

This workshop really helped me to understand my anger.

Student participantUK study

The Four Personality Profiles

The Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) identifies which of the following four personality profiles program-eligible youth align with most.

Impulsivity

An impulsive person acts on the spur of the moment without thinking much about the consequences of their actions.

Sensation Seeking

A sensation seeker craves excitement and often acts without thinking clearly about the consequences.

Anxiety Sensitivity

A person who has stressful physical sensations and worries about anxious feelings is said to be anxiety sensitive.

Negative Thinking

A person who often feels sad, guilty and irritable is said to be susceptible to negative thinking.

Why Preventure Works

It Provides Answers

Preventure focuses on at-risk youth and introduces motivational pathways and coping skills based on individual personality profiles.

It Promotes Support

A trained facilitator provides group workshops in a supportive and comfortable environment.

It Encourages Mental Wellness

At its core, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy help youths to understand and manage their risky behaviors.

It’s Evidence-Based

The Preventure program is based on scientific evidence replicated in trials around the world.

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