Empowering Youth with Self-
Knowledge and Adaptive Skills

Personality-focused program empowering youth with self-knowledge and
adaptive skills to help them make better choices and cope with life challenges.

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Empowering Youth with Self-Knowledge and Adaptive Skills

Personality-focused program empowering youth with self-knowledge and adaptive skills to help them make better choices and cope with life challenges.

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What is PreVenture?

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses brief, personality-focused interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among youth.

The program aims to equip young people with self-efficacy and cognitive behavioural skills to help them cope with the numerous developmental challenges that many adolescents face, such as academic stress, peer pressure, interpersonal conflict, and identity development.

PreVenture recognizes the importance of individual differences in how people interpret and cope with different types of challenges in life.

The PreVenture Program can be administered in two 90-minute sessions, making it easy for schools and communities to incorporate it into their curriculum.

NEW: Online delivery of PreVenture is now available!

What is PreVenture?

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses brief, personality-focused interventions to promote mental health and delay substance use among youth.

The program aims to equip young people with self-efficacy and cognitive behavioural skills to help them cope with the numerous developmental challenges that many adolescents face, such as academic stress, peer pressure, interpersonal conflict, and identity development.

PreVenture recognizes the importance of individual differences in how people interpret and cope with different types of challenges in life.

The PreVenture Program can be administered in two 90-minute sessions, making it easy for schools and communities to incorporate it into their curriculum.

NEW: Online delivery of PreVenture is now available!

Why choose PreVenture?

85% of prevention programs currently used in North American schools are not evidence-based. They have no concrete results to show that they work. In contrast, PreVenture was tested in multiple randomized control trials across the globe. These trials demonstrated that PreVenture delays and/or reduces substance use and mental health problems.  It has been recognized as an evidence-based program by several authoritative agencies including UNESCO, WHO, UNODC and the US Surgeon General.

         

Personality traits play an important role in determining the choices people make and the way in which they respond to stress. The PreVenture program is unique in that it targets specific personality traits which have the potential to influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. When understood and properly channeled, these personality traits can be beneficial in helping young people achieve their goals in a positive way. These skills empower young people in their decision making and pursuit of their long-term goals.

The brief nature of the program means PreVenture does not require a significant amount of resources to run, nor does it take much time away from regularly scheduled curriculum or activities. The program consists of two 90-minute workshops, which can be delivered in-person or online. In as little as 3 hours, this novel, early-intervention program can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Why choose PreVenture?

85% of prevention programs currently used in North American schools are not evidence-based. They have no concrete results to show that they work. In contrast, PreVenture was tested in multiple randomized control trials across the globe. These trials produced solid scientific results demonstrating that PreVenture is effective.  It has been recognized as an evidence-based program by several authoritative agencies including UNESCO, WHO, UNODC and the US Surgeon General.

Personality traits play an important role in determining the choices people make and the way in which they respond to stress. The PreVenture program is unique in that it targets specific personality traits which have the potential to influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. When understood and properly channeled, these personality traits can be beneficial in helping young people achieve their goals in a positive way. These skills empower young people in their decision making and pursuit of their long-term goals.

The brief nature of the program brings added value in that PreVenture does not require a significant amount of resources to run, nor does it take much time away from regularly scheduled curriculum or activities. The program consists of two 90-minute workshops, which can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Why PreVenture Works?

Supportive Environment

Trained facilitators guide teens through workshops where they feel safe and heard.

Fosters Connections

Peer group setting allows for like-minded youth to come together.

Promotes well being

Cognitive behavioural strategies help teens to better understand themselves.

Teen Empowerment

Knowledge is power. Teens come away from the workshops with a new set of skills.

Why PreVenture Works?

Supportive Environment

Trained facilitators guide teens through workshops where they feel safe and heard.

Fosters Connections

Peer group setting allows for like-minded youth to come together.

Promotes well being

Cognitive behavioural strategies help teens to better understand themselves.

Teen Empowerment

Knowledge is power. Teens come away from the workshops with a new set of skills.

The Four Personality Styles

The PreVenture Program targets specific personality traits which can influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. The proprietary questionnaire used identifies which of the following four personality styles youth align with most.

Impulsivity

Impulsivity can be described as making rapid decisions or acting on the spur of the moment without thinking about the consequences.

Anxiety Sensitivity

Anxiety sensitivity can be described as an added fear of the physical sensations brought on by feeling anxious. This in turn creates more anxiety.

Negative Thinking

Negative thinking describes a tendency towards low mood, feelings of worthlessness and negative beliefs about oneself, the world and the future.

Sensation Seeking

Sensation seeking involves an elevated need for stimulation/excitement and an intolerance to boredom.

The Four Personality Styles

The PreVenture Program targets specific personality traits which can influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. The proprietary questionnaire used identifies which of the following four personality profiles program-eligible youth align with most.

Impulsivity

Impulsivity can be described as making rapid decisions or acting on the spur of the moment without thinking about the consequences.

Anxiety Sensitivity

Anxiety sensitivity can be described as an added fear of the physical sensations brought on by feeling anxious. This in turn creates more anxiety.

Negative Thinking

Negative thinking describes a tendency towards low mood, feelings of worthlessness and negative beliefs about oneself, the world and the future.

Sensation Seeking

Sensation seeking involves an elevated need for stimulation/excitement and an intolerance to boredom.

Program Rollout

There are four steps to rolling out a new PreVenture
Program successfully in your school or local community.

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial

Program Rollout

There are four steps to rolling out a new PreVenture program successfully in your school or local community.

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial
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Available in an in-person and online format, PreVenture is currently delivered by trained facilitators in schools and community programs across North & South America, Europe, and Australia.

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Available in both an in-person and online format, PreVenture is currently delivered by trained facilitators in schools and community programs across North & South America, Europe, and Australia.

Interested in learning more?
Select the category below that best describes you and learn how PreVenture can help.

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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)

PREVENTURE CAN HELP

Complete and submit the form below to receive our general information booklet, learn more about the PreVenture Program, its benefits, and how you can get involved.


    PREVENTURE CAN HELP

    Complete and submit the form below to receive our general information booklet, learn more about the PreVenture Program, its benefits, and how you can get involved.


      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.

      We want to hear from you! Email us at: ‍info@preventureprogram.com Call us at: +1 514-345-4931 ext. 4135

      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.

      We want to hear from you! Email us at: ‍info@preventureprogram.com Call us at: +1 514-345-4931 ext. 4135