Our Story & Mission
You’ve heard Plato’s quote that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, that’s exactly how Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) was born.
After years of developing substance abuse prevention programs, I was faced with the challenge of providing a prevention program for youth attending school sports physical exams. This problem demanded the development of a practical prevention program that could be implemented within a very tight time frame, and one that was also salient and enjoyable in its targeting of how to achieve broader well-being and personal performance outcomes.
The solution was a single-session screening and brief intervention that integrated the prevention of substance use with the promotion of fitness and health habits by cuing naturally motivating positive images and using multiple behavior goal setting to improve self-regulation skills.
Today Prevention Plus Wellness continues to provide the only evidence-based screening and brief intervention substance use prevention programs and training in the country that promote wellness, positive self-identity and self-control in a fun, user-friendly single-session format.
Please join us in our mission to protect and improve the whole health of youth and young adults across America and the world, through the use of powerful but practical substance use prevention programs and training designed to improve fitness, health, self-image and drug awareness, while providing for the basic needs of our most poor and vulnerable children.
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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD, President & Founder
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC is an education small business whose mission is to provide:
1) Quick and easy to use evidence-based and evidence-informed substance use prevention programs that promote physical activity, health and positive self-identity among all youth and young adults in all settings;
2) Training workshops for prevention and health professionals and youth leaders so they can implement Prevention Plus Wellness programs with maximum fidelity and effectiveness.
3) Youth and adult marijuana awareness media campaigns, programs and training for health, substance abuse and educational organizations, businesses and communities: and
4) 10% of net proceeds from our programs and training to charities that serve the basic needs of the most poor and vulnerable children in America and the world.
To protect all children, youth and young adults from substance use harm while also promoting physically active and healthy lifestyles and positive identities, by enhancing their self-regulation skills to set and monitor multiple wellness goals, identifying future positive self-images, and increasing drug awareness, as well as providing for the basic needs of the most poor and vulnerable children in the US and abroad.
Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) provides regional and state group onsite training of prevention and health professionals and youth leaders as program implementers at no additional cost, as well as training of trainer workshops in just one day.
The SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for youth and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program for college students and other young adults are screening and brief interventions listed on various evidence-based databases, including the Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
We also offer several evidence-informed screening and brief interventions including: In God's Image, SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness 2, SPORT Marijuana Awareness, Parent Pep Talks, SPORT Recovery, and Prevention Plus Wellness Adult Recovery.
Plus PPW provides Marijuana Awareness Training programs for youth and adults in schools, colleges, businesses, and organizations interested in gaining evidence-informed knowledge about today's quickly changing marijuana landscape. These include the Marijuana Awareness Media Campaign, onsite marijuana awareness training, and several e-learning online marijuana awareness training programs for adults and youth.
Get a list of our evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness products and services: http://preventionpluswellness.com/ppw-products-services/
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