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G.A.P. Academy: An Introduction to Effective vs. Ineffective Prevention Strategies
Many people intuitively believe that we all need to do more to support positive mental well-being and prevent young people from experiencing the burdens of mental illness and substance use disorders, but they often do not know what that means. To further the confusion, what people tend to believe to be effective prevention strategies are quite ineffective, and at times, can have the opposite, and harmful, effect. Grounded in effective prevention research, this session will define effective prevention strategies as well as describe some common ineffective prevention strategies. Case studies will assist attendees in understanding why well-meaning people often support ineffective prevention strategies and how we – as prevention advocates – can respond to those well-meaning people to educate them about effective prevention strategies.

At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Identify six ineffective prevention strategies that should never be used
2. List the reasons why well-meaning people continue to support ineffective prevention strategies
3. Advocate for the use of effective prevention strategies in multiple community settings

Jul 7, 2022 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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