“We know how costly it can be for non-profit organizations to purchase high quality evidence-based substance abuse prevention and health programs. Interventions like ours have taken years to develop and evaluate.
But at Prevention Plus Wellness, our mission is to provide our one-of-a-kind prevention with wellness programs and materials to every non-profit, parent and youth services professional who wants to implement them to their children, adolescents or young adults.
For that reason, we provide free and low cost prevention programs and materials to everyone, not just those who can afford to pay. We do this based on an honor system.
We rely on the honesty of users like you make a donation, or buy a program you can afford. These donations and purchases allow us to provide free programs and materials to all organizations who will implement them to youth.
If you like what we are doing to help non-profits and youth, please support us.
Wishing you and your families peace, love and health.”
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
President, Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC
Evidence Based Multiple Health Behavior Interventions
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC (formally briefhealthprograms.com) provides the only federally-registered evidence-based programs (i.e., NREPP) which cost-effectively address multiple health risk behaviors among youth and young adults in brief motivational interventions.
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.
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 innovative prevention with wellness programs include:
- SPORT© Prevention Plus Wellness
- InShape© Prevention Plus Wellness
- Motivational Coaching Program©
- In God’s Image©
PPW Provides $25,000 Worth of Free Prevention Programs to Non-Profits
Due to a generous donation, we were able to provide dozens of free SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Programs and Webinar Training DVDs to non-profits around the US. Every dollar donated to PPW will continue to be used to provide program materials and training to youth-serving non-profits which cannot afford to purchase our evidence-based prevention with wellness programs.
We now provide the following free and low cost Prevention Plus Wellness program materials for children, youth and young adults:
- SPORT© and InShape© Classroom Lessons
- SPORT© Parent-Youth Flyers
- SPORT© and InShape© Booklets
Advantages Over Other Prevention and Health Programs
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.
PPW 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.
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.