Success Stories Using SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness

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Below are a few new stories from some of the good folks who are using the single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program around the nation.


See what you think about how others are using SPORT PPW to prevent youth substance use while promoting their physical activity, sports participation, and health by setting goals to achieve desired future images and lifestyles.


“Given the fact the opiate issue has gripped the nation, the Neighborhood Resource Center discovered athletes have a much greater risk of being prescribed an opiate, because of their increased opportunity for injury. Knowing this and the addiction potential of opiates the Neighborhood Resource Center is partnering with local schools to offer the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program. The Neighborhood Resource Center believes a strong defense is a timely offensive strategy. SPORT PPW provides the vital tool student athletes need for both on and off the field to be successful.”


Barry Schmidt
Neighborhood Resource Center
Bay City MI


“We have conducted the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) curriculum to over 1,250 youth in Seattle over the past 4 years in middle school classrooms and after school programs.  As a brief intervention, SPORT is a good complement to our other prevention strategies. We have appreciated the flexibility of the curriculum and the tailored support we received to help make SPORT PPW the best fit for our community.”

Mike Graham-Squire, CPP

Manager Youth and Health Services

Neighborhood House

Seattle, WA


“We implement the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program in our after school, summer youth, and recreational programs. Since we have 3 versions of the program, we could reach out to children and youth from age of 8 to 18. I personally think that this is a good program because it is informational and flexible. It allows providers to have different arrangements to complete the program. Most of the participants show improvements in posttests regarding sleeping time and eating habits.”


Pam Ng

Immigrant Social Services, Inc.
New York NY


“We have really enjoyed implementing the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program, especially in church youth group settings. The students have been engaged and interested in the material and it has given them a great foundation for prevention.”


Robin McDaniel
Barbara B Jordan YMCA
Martinsville IN


“I am amazed at the response and success our SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) administrators, counselors, parents and youth are having in the schools.  One parent reported his youth had changed to a healthier diet at home and is implementing some of the strategies from the SPORT PPW fliers, while another parent said her son is more confident and now he’s not easily pressured by peers to experiment with alcohol.  In addition, the Basketball Director reported that SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness provided a more educational approach to health and wellness which includes education on staying away from alcohol/drugs and how it affects an athlete’s body.  We are excited about the implementation of the SPORT PPW program in our agency. We plan to continue to provide services in the hope that more and more youth can live a viable and healthy lifestyle.”


Gary Coney MS CAP MH Registered Intern

Prevention Supervisor

Drug Abuse Treatment Association, Inc.

Mangonia Park, FL


Learn more about the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for youth: http://preventionpluswellness.com/sport-prevention-plus-wellness/


Learn more about the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program for college student/young adults: http://preventionpluswellness.com/inshape-prevention-plus-wellness/


Do you have a quote you’d like to share about your use of the SPORT or InShape Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program, and how it is having a positive impact with youth, parents and providers in your region?


We love hearing stories that instruct others about how our Prevention Plus Wellness programs can be successfully implemented in different settings and with various youth and young adult populations, and what types of positive outcomes and reactions result.


Send us your 2-3 sentence story or quote.  To show our gratitude, we’ll provide a 20% discount on any purchase you make of PPW programs for the 2017 fall season.


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