Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Information on children and families, including alcohol and drug prevention and access to the PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) program. Tips for parent-teacher conferences.

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Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences - News
Parent-teacher conferences are important for building relationships to support children’s development and increase home-school communication and family involvement in schools. More
PROSPER Background Information
PROSPER Background Information - Articles Articles
The PROSPER model uses community teams led by Extension educators and public school personnel to facilitate the sustained delivery of evidence-based programs. More
PROSPER Strengthens Families
PROSPER Strengthens Families - Articles Articles
PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) teams are successfully implementing prevention programs to reduce youth risky behaviors. More
Fayette County PROSPER
Fayette County PROSPER - Articles Articles

Fayette County PROSPER

Jennifer Deichert

There are many challenges facing youth and their families today, and although efforts are made to help them, most have limited success. More
Prosper Highlights
Prosper Highlights - Videos Videos
Video highlights of PROSPER, a scientifically proven model built on partnerships between Penn State Extension and public schools. More
Supporters of PROSPER Supporters of PROSPER - Articles
PROSPER in Pennsylvania has been funded by a variety of federal, state, and local public and private agencies, with most funding support coming from the NIH. More
Parental Monitoring Helps Youth Succeed
Parental Monitoring Helps Youth Succeed - Articles Articles
Parents who are aware of their children's activities and whereabouts have kids who are less likely to get involved with problem behaviors. More
Why PROSPER Matters - Youth Perspectives
Why PROSPER Matters - Youth Perspectives - Videos Videos
A video interview of youth perspectives on PROSPER programs. More
The PROSPER Partnership in PA
The PROSPER Partnership in PA - Articles Articles
PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) provides high-quality prevention programs for youth and their families. More
Social Media: Encourage your Child to be a Good Digital Citizen
Social Media: Encourage your Child to be a Good Digital Citizen - Articles Articles
The use of social media is common among youth. Parents can provide guidance for their children so their online activities are done safely and respectfully to protect themselves and others. More