Help your child to avoid risky behavior and substance misuse in later life with a program that promotes mental wellness and introduces coping skills based on personality risk factors.
for Your Child
Today’s Youth Need You
U.S. adolescents suffer from a substance / alcohol use disorder
of addictions have been proven to originate in the teenage years
U.S. adolescents ages 12–17 had at least one major depressive episode in 2017
How PreVenture can
Help Your Child
A Program that Does More to Help At-Risk Youth
PreVenture was originally developed and tested by Dr. Patricia Conrod, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Montreal, as a program for helping at-risk youths.
Tested around the world, PreVenture has shown significant results with regards to reducing risky behavior and helping young people to make better short and long term decisions. PreVenture provides your child with motivational pathways and techniques that not only help them to understand their choices but that also promote their mental wellbeing and health.
Challenging Impulses to Achieve Goals
The PreVenture program starts out with the facilitator inquiring from youth about their long-term goals. Throughout the workshop, the youth are repeatedly asked to assess how their decisions and behaviors affect (or might affect) those stated goals and how they might want to adjust their ways of coping.
Part of the success of this program is that it doesn’t just address drug and alcohol use, but instead seeks insights into both the personal and social life of youth. PreVenture has the potential to generate insights that the youths themselves wouldn’t have otherwise become aware of, which can lead to them better understanding their own actions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my consent required for my kid to participate in PreVenture?
Yes, anyone implementing the program, including screening, is required to obtain consent from the participant’s parents. Due to the nature of PreVenture, parents must be provided with adequate information regarding the program, its implementation, and any risks that may be involved.
What protections exist to prevent the labeling of students eligible to participate in the program?
The screening process does involve specifically identifying students best served by the program through personality assignment. However, assignment is not revealed or discussed with anyone outside of program facilitators. Students also establish and agree to a confidentiality agreement with one another at the start of the first workshop, establishing ground rules and building trust with one another.
Can I opt my child into the program?
First and foremost, PreVenture is completely voluntary and a student is not required to participate if they do not wish. It is essential to the program that youth participation is voluntary as the workshops are designed to be facilitator mediated peer-to-peer skill building.
Can PreVenture be implemented with elementary age students?
PreVenture is designed for adolescents ages 12-17, and so is suited for middle-school to high-school aged students only.
How much do I have to pay?
There is no cost to the participants as this program should be provided to the community through a funded organization, program or school.