Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness Program

Regular price $ 499.00
NEW: 2020 Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness Programs! 
Welcome to Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW)Marijuana PPW is a quick and easy to use brief intervention for professionals, peer leaders and parents who want to prevent cannabis and other substance use and promote protective wellness behaviors and positive identities among youth. 

Marijuana PPW is an evidence-informed brief intervention founded on the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program which is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development and other evidence-based registries.  Furthermore, it utilizes an evidence-based practices screening and brief intervention format recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Marijuana PPW is the only single-session cannabis use prevention program designed to increase wellness-enhancing behaviors including physical activity, sports participation, healthy eating, getting adequate sleep, and practicing stress control.  It can be implemented in any setting including school, community, health care, sports, recreation, juvenile justice, home and more. 

Marijuana PPW is founded on the Behavior-Image Model, a marketing-related framework that targets naturally motivating positive peer and desired future images to increase motivation for change and multiple health behavior goal setting which in turn increases self-regulation skills of participants.  

Marijuana PPW is highly flexible and can be used as a stand-alone intervention, or as an add-on component to other prevention, health, sports, fitness, recreation, education, intervention or treatment programs.     

The Marijuana PPW program was designed to help youth look and feel more active, fit and healthy using a three-step process of:

  1. Screening youth for their current health habits to increase awareness of their cannabis use and wellness behaviors;
  2. Providing feedback on those health habits and positive image messages cuing desired future images of youth and increasing motivation for change; and
  3. Presenting a goal plan and contract to have youth set and monitor goals to avoid cannabis and other substance use and increase protective wellness behaviors increasing self-control skills.         

 Your Marijuana PPW manual with digital download of reproducible materials contain the following:   

  • Step-by-step implementation directions;
  • Brief self-administered youth health and fitness behavior screening survey;
  • Scripts for providing an individual one-on-one or optional group lesson that present positive image content linking wellness and cannabis use;
  • Optional protocols for providing your lesson remotely online;
  • Set of colorful slides with illustrations of youth modeling wellness habits;
  • Hard copy and online goal plan and contract for motivating multiple behavior change;
  • Optional group follow-up exercise to increase classroom interaction and contact;
  • Scannable and online youth pretest and posttest surveys to evaluate program implementation fidelity and effectiveness;
  • Instructor’s survey to assess the quality of the lesson presentation;
  • Fidelity checklist to increase implementation reliability;
  • Phone and email program support; and
  • Separate online and onsite certified training workshops to learn how to provide the Marijuana PPW program, or train others to implement it, with fidelity and maximum effectiveness. 

Marijuana PPW takes less than 50 minutes to implement and is available in three versions for: 1) High school adolescents ages 14-18, 2) Middle school adolescents ages 10-14, and 3) Elementary school children ages 8-10 (group lesson only).