Prevention programs and services support healthy youth development, improve family functioning, and build community.
Prevention activities and programs have two goals:
When risks are reduced and protective factors increase, the likelihood that young people will engage in unhealthy behaviors like substance use can be reduced.
We work with community partners on a variety of prevention strategies to support healthy youth development. These include local community prevention coalitions, resources for parents and the community, and regional youth cannabis prevention efforts. These activities are funded through local, state, and federal funds.