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What is PreVenture?

PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses brief, personality-focused workshops 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.

Online delivery of PreVenture is 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!

The Personality Styles

The PreVenture Program focuses on  specific personality traits which research has shown can influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. 

I’m not one to hesitate. I like to take action,

but sometimes my impulsivity gets me into trouble.

My friends say I am sensitive and attentive to the feelings of others,

but sometimes my sensitivity leads me to focus too much on my own feelings and fears.

I am very observant and I am a critical thinker,

but sometimes I see things in a negative light.

I like new and exciting experiences,

but sometimes boredom and my need for excitement leads me to take risks.

The Four Personality Styles

The PreVenture Program focuses on  specific personality traits which research has shown can influence adolescent risk-taking behaviours and mental health. 

I’m not one to hesitate. I like to take action,

but sometimes my impulsivity gets me into trouble.

My friends say I am more sensitive and attentive to the feelings of others,

but sometimes my sensitivity leads me to focus too much on my own feelings and fears.

I am very observant and I am a critical thinker,

but sometimes I see things in a negative light.

I like new and exciting experiences,

but sometimes boredom and my need for excitement leads me to take risks.

Why choose PreVenture?

PreVenture has a solid evidence base, having been 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 is recognized as an evidence-based program by several authoritative agencies including UNESCO, WHO, UNODC and the US Surgeon General.

Personality factors 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 focuses on the 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.

The Program is delivered during two 90 minute workshops, allowing for minimal disruption to existing school curriculums. In as little as 3 hours, this novel, early-intervention program can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.

Why choose PreVenture?

PreVenture has a solid evidence base, having been 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 is 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 focuses on 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.

Empowers                Teens

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.

Empowers Teens

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

Preventure from A Teen’s Perspective

PreVenture Workshop | Student Testimonial

Preventure from a Teen’s Perspective

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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Get Involved

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)

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    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.


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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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