Evidence Based Brief Motivational Interventions
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) millions of American young people engage in health risk behaviors associated with the leading causes of early death. In addition, national data show that over half of US youth experience two or more co-existing health risk behaviors, while over a third three or more risk behaviors.
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC (formally briefhealthprograms.com) provides the only federally-registered evidence-based programs which cost-effectively address multiple health risk behaviors among youth and young adults in brief motivational interventions.
Our one-of-a-kind prevention programs help tackle drug use and other common health risk habits among youth in single interventions.
These practical and sustainable prevention programs are a logical yet huge step forward toward reducing the epidemic of multiple health risk behaviors that US youth experience.
Improving the “Whole Health” of Young People
Prevention Plus Wellness programs are designed to improve the “whole health” of youth by teaching them to link avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drug use with positive behaviors and images like participating in sports and physical activities, eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, and controlling stress.
Our unique multiple health behavior programs increase the likelihood of achieving broader and larger intervention effects than typical prevention and health programs that target a limited number or type of risks, or present only negative risk information.
Prevention Plus Wellness interventions allow any organization to easily and quickly add wellness to their current substance abuse programs, or substance abuse prevention to their sports or health programs.
Our programs are being implemented by health and fitness specialists in 25 states, in schools, youth organizations, summer camps, sports and recreation leagues, hospitals and clinics, juvenile justice settings, substance abuse and mental health agencies, and faith-based organizations.
Proven Multiple Health Behavior Programs
Each of our integrated prevention with wellness programs is founded upon the evidence-based Behavior-Image Model and use the proven SFGF practices model to provide single-session interventions and other brief motivational strategies designed specifically for young people.
Our brief, integrated multiple health behavior programs and services include:
- SPORT© Prevention Plus Wellness a single session one-on-one or group program with parent materials for children and adolescents.
- InShape© Prevention Plus Wellness a single session one-on-one or group program for college-aged young adults.
- Motivational Coaching Program (MCP)© a 6-session one-on-one prevention with wellness program for youth.
- In God’s Image (IGI)© a 3-session one-on-one program integrating physical, spiritual and mental health for youth in faith-based settings.
- Training including recorded and live online and on-site webinars and workshops for implementers and trainers.
- Grant Writing and Evaluation to fund your prevention and health programs, and evaluate their outcomes.
Free SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program Offer
Thanks to a generous gift of $25,000 to Prevention Plus Wellness, we are providing free copies of the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for non-profit organizations that work with youth (see recent newsroom post for full story). Complete the Contact Information Form and request a complementary SPORT program and training DVD while copies last. Identify your preference for the older adolescent, young adolescent, or children’s version of SPORT. One program per organization please.
What Are People Saying?
“We have been implementing the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program now for two years and it is great! Staff are finding that it is simple and easy to implement, and kids are responding with engagement.”
Bhavana Pahwa, MA, LCSW-R, PhD, White Plains Youth Bureau, White Plains, NY
“Our staff found SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness easy to use and very entertaining for youth. I recommend this program for anyone working with youth who wants to address multiple issues connected to choosing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
Debra McKenzie., Senior Vice President, Associated Youth Services, Kansas City, KS
“The SPORT lesson is so well laid out and easy to implement that our staff are appreciative of all they can do for our kids in the limited time we have with them! We plan to continue the program next year and are even considering expanding it to other sites once we have secured funding!”
Jessica Baxter, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming, Casper, WY
“While SPORT is a universal program, it allows counselors to “pre-screen” and identify students who may require other services. SPORT is a cost effective, evidence based program that is easy to use and compliments our other services. The ongoing support from the developer is a plus!”
Christine Cavallucci, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services, ADAPP, New York, NY
Prevention Plus Wellness Benefits
Watch the brief video below to learn about the many benefits of choosing Prevention Plus Wellness programs for your youth and young adults.