Training & Events

Environmental Prevention is Sustainable Prevention Part II of III

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Much of prevention is focused on individual attitudes, beliefs, behaviors and skills, however individuals do not make their choices in a vacuum. Key environmental factors play a significant role in the development of alcohol and other drug problems. To have the greatest community impact, effective prevention must also focus on community norms, access and availability, media messages, and policy and enforcement. The three-part series will provide attendees with information and resources to infuse environmental prevention efforts into current practices to support individually-focused prevention strategies.

The second of the three-part series will build upon session one and will focus on the impact of community norms and the power that community norms have in determining what is acceptable and unacceptable in a community. Additionally, media messaging also sets the tone for what is acceptable and often times run counter to the healthy community norms.