What’s the Evidence for PPW Program’s Effectiveness?

What’s the Evidence for PPW Program’s Effectiveness?

One session Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs have multiple layers of evidence supporting their efficacy to prevent and reduce substance use/misuse while promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors promoting the mental health of youth and adults.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) lists our single-session SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness intervention as an evidence-based prevention program for youth ages 10-17 in the Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults (pg. 66): https://odp.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/SAMHSA-EBP-Guide-pep19-pl-guide-1.pdf

SAMHSA also lists SPORT PPW as a promising marijuana use prevention intervention for youth 7-18 years old in the Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series: Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth (pg. 23): https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/pep21-06-01-001.pdf

The SPORT PPW program for youth and/or the InShape PPW program for young adults are listed in a broad-range of national evidence-based program registries and publications, including: 

  • Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
  • Results First Clearinghouse Database: The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • NREPP (National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices)
  • Promising Practices Network
  • Child Trends
  • Prevention Matters
  • Excellence in Prevention Strategies List
  • Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness

PPW interventions including SPORT PPW and InShape PPW are also listed as model, exemplary or promising programs in dozens of state-level evidence-based program directories.

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/ppw-programs-evidence-base

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