Prevention Plus WellnessTM, LLC provides the only single-lesson programs in the country shown to prevent substance use AND promote healthy habits of youth and young adults.
Our federally-registered (i.e., NREPP) evidence-based programs are based on a unique wellness approach designed to prevent alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use while promoting positive behaviors and images like physical activity and playing sports.
Our practical, brief and easy to use programs will save your organization time and money, and are customized to the current health habits of each youth. Other advantages of PPW programs and services include:
- One-time program purchase eliminates future materials purchases
- Scripted for easy implementation with fidelity
- Can be provided in any setting using either one-on-one or group formats
- Positive “whole health” focus increases parent, provider and youth participation
- All-inclusive program manuals provide everything needed to implement and evaluate our programs with an unlimited number of youth
- Lifetime site and area licenses permit copying of all program materials for an unlimited number of implementers, as well as tailoring content and co-branding
- Implementer and Training of Trainer Workshops offered live online and onsite
- Grant writing and matching funds provided to finance your prevention and health programming
- Conference and group presentations on how to plan your own wellness-based prevention program
- Sustainable evidence-based prevention with wellness programs for just $499!
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs are designed to enhance the positive development of youth.
They do so by teaching them to link avoiding alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use with increasing wellness behaviors and images like participating in sports and physical activities, eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, controlling stress, and enhancing spiritual habits.
Each of our integrated prevention with wellness programs is founded upon the evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness Approach which uses proven conceptual and practices models.
The PPW Approach permits our programs to be implemented in four simple steps: 1) Screen youth for their health habits, 2) Provide tailored feedback and positive image messages, 3) Help youth set and monitor multiple behavior health improvement goals, and 4) Follow-up with youth in the future.
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs include:
- SPORT© PPW Single-Lesson Youth Program with Parent Materials
- SPORT 2© PPW Six-Lesson Youth Program
- InShape© PPW Single-Lesson Program for Young Adults
- In God’s Image© Three-Lesson Physical, Mental and Spiritual Fitness Program for Youth
PPW programs are being implemented by health, education and prevention specialists in 47 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.
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Looking for Grant Funding?
We are experts at locating grant opportunities, as well as writing and editing grant proposals to dramatically increase your chances of funding your organization’s prevention, health, substance abuse, education or health care program. We have decades of experience in writing and winning millions of dollars in grant awards from federal and state governments, foundations and businesses.
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Independent Reports Find SPORT Inexpensive and Produces Second Best Cost-Benefit Ratio among Effective Prevention Programs
Two recent reviews of the top prevention programs in the country by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy found that the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program was very inexpensive to use (second only to InShape), yet produced cost-benefits just pennies less than Life Skills Training for preventing youth substance use, and youth marijuana use.
SPORT was also found to produce significant cost-benefits for preventing tobacco use among youth too! Even better, SPORT is implemented in just one lesson, not 10, 20 or 30 lessons like some prevention programs.
Get the report on the most effective youth substance use prevention programs: http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/1562/Wsipp_Preventing-Youth-Substance-Use-A-Review-of-Thirteen-Programs_Report.pdf
Get the report on the most effective youth marijuana use prevention programs: http://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/1571/Wsipp_Preventing-and-Treating-Youth-Marijuana-Use-An-Updated-Review-of-the-Evidence_Report.pdf
Free E-book on How to Plan Wellness-based Prevention
In this e-book, we discuss the Prevention Plus Wellness Approach as a positive and practical tool for developing wellness-based prevention materials, media campaigns, programs, and community-wide strategies.
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What Are People Saying?
“Dr. Werch did a fantastic job of making certain we covered all required aspects of a recent federal grant application. His attention to detail was outstanding, as was his writing and editing skills. He kept us organized and moving forward when we had a very short turn-around time from announcement to due date. Dr. Werch was approachable and provided key project management. It was a pleasure working with him.”
Marc Johnson, Executive Director, East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative, Braham, MN
“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 more about the benefits of choosing Prevention Plus Wellness programs for your youth and young adults.