At Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) our mission is all about substance use prevention PLUS promoting wellness lifestyles for youth and young adults.
Our goal is to protect and improve physical and mental development and health by addressing both the prevention of risk behaviors and the promotion of health-enhancing habits.
For this reason, we wanted to share a selection of resources that address both prevention and wellness for youth from different perspectives listed below.
Youth Prevention and Wellness Resources
Mental Health Promotion and Prevention: https://youth.gov/youth-topics/youth-mental-health/mental-health-promotion-prevention
Promoting Health for Children and Adolescents: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/factsheets/children-health.htm
Prevention & Wellness: https://herrenproject.org/prevention/
Prevention Plus Wellness: https://preventionpluswellness.com
Healthy Lifestyle Guidelines for Youth Goal Setting: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/healthy-lifestyle-guidelines-for-youth-and-young-adult-goal-setting
Safe Schools FIT: https://healthysafechildren.org/
Health and Wellness: Helping Young People Make Good Decisions: https://www.bgca.org/programs/health-wellness
Substance Use Prevention and Health Promotion: https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2019-04/CCSA-Substance-Use-Prevention-Health-Promotion-Toolkit-2014-en.pdf
Positive Youth Development: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/safe-supportive-environments/positive-youth-development.htm#:~:text=Positive%20youth%20development%20(PYD)%20programs,individuals%20and%20their%20surrounding%20context.
Positive Youth Development: https://youth.gov/youth-topics/positive-youth-development
Positive Youth Development Literature Review: https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/model-programs-guide/literature-reviews/positive_youth_development.pdf
The above resources illustrate the breadth of strategies, programs and services regarding substance use prevention and healthy behavior promotion.
These resources help inform prevention and health providers and youth services specialists regarding the types of approaches available for preventing substance use and promoting healthy lifestyles necessary for improving the physical and mental wellbeing of youth.