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What Is Prevention?
Source: CT Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Prevention Unit.
Prevention is part of a continuum:
Different levels of prevention are distinguished by the level of risk of disorder/ distress in various populations groups targeted as follows:
1. Universal Prevention Targets an entire population National Local Community School or Neighborhood Purpose is to deter the onset of substance use by providing the population with information and skills to prevent the problem. The entire population is considered at risk.
2. Selected Prevention You are at risk by virtue of membership in a particular segment of the population vulnerable to AOD abuse e.g. Children of Adult Alcoholics (COAs) Students who are failing Youth who live in high drug use neighborhoods Strategy/Approach targets the entire subgroup, regardless of the degree of risk of any individual within the group.
3. Indicated Prevention Targets individuals who are exhibiting early signs of substance abuse and other problem behaviors associated with substance abuse including early substance use e.g. Binge drinkers, High rate users.
Step 1. Assessment Profile population needs, resources, and readiness to address needs and gaps
Step 2. Capacity Mobilize and/or build capacity to address needs
Step 3. Planning Develop a
comprehensive strategic plan
Step 4. Implementation Implement evidence-based (e-b) prevention programs and activities ** For a list of e-b programs, go to: http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/
Step 5. Evaluation Monitor, evaluate, sustain, and improve or replace those elements that fail Additional Considerations: Cultural Competence Sustainability
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