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How can PreVenture
Help Your Teen?

Empower your child to make positive, healthier choices through this program that promotes mental wellness and introduces coping skills based on personality traits.

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Mental Wellness For Your Child

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth both mentally and physically. Your child is transitioning toward adulthood and becoming more independent. PreVenture workshops will provide your teen with the opportunity to get to know themselves better while also equipping them with the skills to make make choices that will help them achieve their goals.

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Mental Wellness For Your Child

Adolescence is a time of rapid growth both mentally and physically. Your child is transitioning toward adulthood and becoming more independent. PreVenture workshops will provide your teen with the opportunity to get to know themselves better while also equipping them with the skills to make choices that will help them achieve their goals.

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Benefits of PreVenture

As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are
designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set
long-term goals and channel their personality towards
achieving these goals.

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial

Benefits of PreVenture

As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long-term goals and channel their personality towards achieving these goals.

What People Are Saying

“I was really surprised to see the change in my child’s attitude after taking the PreVenture workshops. I wish I had the opportunity to take these workshops when I was a teenager.” – Parent

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the more common
questions we get about PreVenture from parents.

How does the program avoid labeling?2022-06-14T14:21:34-04:00

The program is designed to allow teens to self report on their interests and preferences and subsequently, be matched with a workshop that is relevant to what they have reported. The results are strictly confidential. The only individuals with access to the results (with identifying information revealed) are the facilitators involved in delivering the program. Moreover, confidentiality is discussed at the beginning of each workshop. Teens are asked to agree to keep what takes place in the workshops confidential. Building trust is an essential component of the program.

My child was not selected for the program. Will they miss out on the benefits of this program?2022-04-05T21:35:25-04:00

In order to ensure a more intimate atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgement, there are a limited number of spots available in the workshops. The good news is research has shown PreVenture to have a herd effect. Students who do not attend the program but go to a school in which the program takes place receive the same protective benefits.

Is my child required to participate in the program?2022-06-14T13:55:14-04:00

No, participation in the program is completely voluntary.

Will I be required to pay for this program?2022-04-05T21:35:22-04:00

There is no cost to you as this program is provided via an investment in prevention made by your child’s school or a local community partner.

Is there research supporting the effectiveness of this program?2022-06-14T13:54:46-04:00

Yes! Multiple randomized controlled trials on PreVenture have shown the effectiveness of the program. PreVenture has been recognized as an evidenced-based program by leading authorities such as the US Surgeon General, UNESCO, UNDOC and the World Health Organization (WHO).

I am interested in PreVenture, but it is not currently offered at my child’s school. How can I encourage my child’s school to begin offering this program?2022-06-14T13:54:21-04:00

Please reach out to us at info@preventureprogram.com and we will provide resources and support to help you bring PreVenture to your community.

Is my consent required for my teen to participate in PreVenture?2022-11-25T13:26:57-05:00

Yes, anyone implementing the program, including screening, is required to obtain consent from the participant’s parents. Due to the nature of PreVenture, parents must be provided with adequate information regarding the program, its implementation, and any risks that may be involved.

What protections exist to prevent the labeling of students eligible to participate in the program?2022-04-05T21:35:16-04:00

The screening process does involve specifically identifying students best served by the program through personality assignment. However, assignment is not revealed or discussed with anyone outside of program facilitators. Students also establish and agree to a confidentiality agreement with one another at the start of the first workshop, establishing ground rules and building trust with one another.

Will my child be given a personality test?2022-06-14T13:56:54-04:00

No, in order to place your child in a group that is relevant and engaging to them, they are given a brief (24 question) questionnaire regarding their interests and preferences. Some sample questions teens are asked are:
1) I would like to drive a motorcycle
2) I have faith that my future holds great promise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the more common questions we get about PreVenture from parents.

How does the program avoid labeling?2022-06-14T14:21:34-04:00

The program is designed to allow teens to self report on their interests and preferences and subsequently, be matched with a workshop that is relevant to what they have reported. The results are strictly confidential. The only individuals with access to the results (with identifying information revealed) are the facilitators involved in delivering the program. Moreover, confidentiality is discussed at the beginning of each workshop. Teens are asked to agree to keep what takes place in the workshops confidential. Building trust is an essential component of the program.

My child was not selected for the program. Will they miss out on the benefits of this program?2022-04-05T21:35:25-04:00

In order to ensure a more intimate atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgement, there are a limited number of spots available in the workshops. The good news is research has shown PreVenture to have a herd effect. Students who do not attend the program but go to a school in which the program takes place receive the same protective benefits.

Is my child required to participate in the program?2022-06-14T13:55:14-04:00

No, participation in the program is completely voluntary.

Will I be required to pay for this program?2022-04-05T21:35:22-04:00

There is no cost to you as this program is provided via an investment in prevention made by your child’s school or a local community partner.

Is there research supporting the effectiveness of this program?2022-06-14T13:54:46-04:00

Yes! Multiple randomized controlled trials on PreVenture have shown the effectiveness of the program. PreVenture has been recognized as an evidenced-based program by leading authorities such as the US Surgeon General, UNESCO, UNDOC and the World Health Organization (WHO).

I am interested in PreVenture, but it is not currently offered at my child’s school. How can I encourage my child’s school to begin offering this program?2022-06-14T13:54:21-04:00

Please reach out to us at info@preventureprogram.com and we will provide resources and support to help you bring PreVenture to your community.

Is my consent required for my teen to participate in PreVenture?2022-11-25T13:26:57-05:00

Yes, anyone implementing the program, including screening, is required to obtain consent from the participant’s parents. Due to the nature of PreVenture, parents must be provided with adequate information regarding the program, its implementation, and any risks that may be involved.

What protections exist to prevent the labeling of students eligible to participate in the program?2022-04-05T21:35:16-04:00

The screening process does involve specifically identifying students best served by the program through personality assignment. However, assignment is not revealed or discussed with anyone outside of program facilitators. Students also establish and agree to a confidentiality agreement with one another at the start of the first workshop, establishing ground rules and building trust with one another.

Will my child be given a personality test?2022-06-14T13:56:54-04:00

No, in order to place your child in a group that is relevant and engaging to them, they are given a brief (24 question) questionnaire regarding their interests and preferences. Some sample questions teens are asked are:
1) I would like to drive a motorcycle
2) I have faith that my future holds great promise.

What People Are Saying

“Having worked in the field of prevention and youth development for well over a decade, I have yet to experience such a powerful and inspiring intervention as PreVenture.”

Jennifer Pinto, Manager, Integrated Care Initiative
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Plymouth, MA)

“PreVenture teaches our students how to cope and problem solve so they’re better equipped to make good choices, which puts them closer to reaching their long term goals.”

Elizabeth Forbes, School Psychologist & PreVenture Facilitator
Bowling Green City Schools (Kentucky)

“Schools are excited to get trained in this evidence-based program that is showing amazing outcomes.”

Angela Weidman, Public Health Director
Chippewa County (Wisconsin)

What People Are Saying

“Having worked in the field of prevention and youth development for well over a decade, I have yet to experience such a powerful and inspiring intervention as PreVenture.”

Jennifer Pinto, Manager, Integrated Care Initiative
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (Plymouth, MA)

“PreVenture teaches our students how to cope and problem solve so they’re better equipped to make good choices, which puts them closer to reaching their long term goals.”

Elizabeth Forbes, School Psychologist & PreVenture Facilitator
Bowling Green City Schools (Kentucky)

“Schools are excited to get trained in this evidence-based program that is showing amazing outcomes.”

Angela Weidman, Public Health Director
Chippewa County (Wisconsin)

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      PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long term goals and channel their personality towards achieving those goals.

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      PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among teens. As a strengths-based program, PreVenture workshops are designed to help students learn useful coping skills, set long term goals and channel their personality towards achieving those goals.

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