Ineffective Prevention Strategies: What Prevention Coalitions Should Never Do (and why)!
Many people intuitively believe that we all need to do more to prevent young people from experiencing the burdens of substance use disorders, but they often do not know what thatmeans. 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, effects. Grounded in effective prevention research, this session will define ineffective prevention strategies as well as present information and research that demonstrates why these strategies should never be used by prevention coalitions. 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 while maintaining good community relationships.
At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Identify six ineffective prevention strategies that should never be used.
- Describe the reasons why certain prevention strategies are deemed ineffective.
- Respond to well-meaning people who use ineffective prevention strategies.
– Introduction to session: Why is it important for coalitions to understand ineffective prevention strategies? – 5 Minutes
– Defining prevention – 10 minutes
– 6 Ineffective prevention practices – 30 minutes
– How to respond to community members who want to use ineffective prevention strategies – 10 minutes
– Closing: What does this mean for us going forward? 5 minutes
Andrea Hoff is the Owner & President of You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC, a company that provides training and consulting services in the areas of behavioral health prevention, nonprofit leadership, and fundraising. Andrea has worked in the behavioral health field for over 26 years, is certified in Ohio as a substance abuse prevention consultant (OCPC) and international substance abuse prevention specialist (ICPS), and is a certified Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor, and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training Instructor. She is a coach for the Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network and she uses the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessments in her coaching work. Andrea is also a certified grant professional (GPC) with extensive experience in fundraising. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.
Virtual Event Details
(Friday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am