The purpose of the PROSPER project is to promote the development of sustainable partnerships among schools, communities and universities, in order to facilitate the delivery of scientifically-tested interventions designed to reduce adolescent substance use or other problem behaviors and to promote youth competencies.
This research applies the scientifically proven PROSPER delivery system for evidence-based, family-focused interventions to achieve the goal of strengthening National Guard, Reserve, and Active duty families—reducing youth problem behaviors and decreasing family dysfunction—by integrating and synergizing civilian and military support infrastructures for military families.
This is a collaborative effort among the Cooperative Extension Systems of West Virginia and Iowa and the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute. The focus of the project is to use the PROSPER delivery system on two West Virginia and two Iowa communities.
This is a multisite randomized controlled trial of a family-centered alcohol and drug prevention program for Anishinabe (Ojibwe) pre-adolescents aged 8-10 years. This program has been developed and adapted in partnership with multiple Anishinabe communities over a span of 13 years. The Bii-Zin-Da-De-Dah (BZDDD) (Listening to One Another) program was the first American Indian adaptation of the Iowa Strengthening Families Program.
This work seizes an opportunity to: advance a new preventive care practice model for adolescent behavioral health in rural areas; embed empirically-supported, cost efficient services in routine community care provision; and leverage 25 years of NIH-funded research on prevention and public health. It explores Affordable Care Act (ACA)-driven hospital community outreach for adolescent behavioral health services, oriented toward assessment of potential public health impact.