will familiarize you, a future counselor, with specific programs related to prevention and the application of prevention models.
Based on a minimum of three peer-reviewed scholarly resources, beyond the course textbook and course readings, complete the “Prevention: Programs and Application” document (attached) with prompts about the following:
1. Prevention and treatment differences
2. Prevention programs in high schools, as supported by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
3. Prevention programs, supported by government funding
4. Resources and suggestions client can provide to friend or family member
5. Program needs assessment
6. Relapse prevention models
High schools are ideal locations for implementing prevention programs due to their access to numerous students from diverse backgrounds in one central location (Butler et al., 2019). According to the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), there are hundreds of evidence-based interventions available that can be implemented within high school settings such as Check & Connect—a program designed to help at-risk students stay connected with school personnel; Strategic Interventions— an intervention which uses targeted rewards systems to encourage engagement in class activities; and Mind Matters—an initiative which helps teachers identify early signs of mental health issues in adolescents. Butler J.E., Kattari S.K., Kolb F.R., “School Mental Health: Research And Practice” Harvard Education Press , 2019.
In conclusion, prevention programs are essential tools for promoting overall wellness among young people in high school settings. They provide valuable resources for educating teenagers about proper coping skills while helping them build resiliency against potential psychological distress down the line. Dimaggio G .C et al., “Psychological Treatment For People With Chronic Mental Disorders” Cambridge University Press , 2017.. NREPP provides a comprehensive list of effective interventions that can be used within this setting—allowing educators/counselors greater flexibility when it comes choosing appropriate strategies tailored towards specific student populations.