Improving the well-being of our youth, saving lives, ending the current substance use and mental health crises—it all begins with early support in the community. So, what is prevention and early intervention support? We define it as educational conversations that start with children and continue through young adulthood. Because promoting healthy choices starts with increasing protective factors and addressing risk factors now. It also begins with understanding the effective ways to intervene on risky behaviors before they turn into more long-term, increasingly life-threatening problems.
To continue making positive changes, we need to involve people of all ages in the community—families, caregivers, schools, local organizations and more. Focusing on a whole-community approach puts the power of prevention back in the hands of your community. In turn, healing and hope for the future continues.
But how does Hazelden Betty Ford truly impact your community?
With customized solutions.
Our experts meet your community exactly where it’s at—learning about its distinct history, experiences, strengths, challenges and gaps in current resources. Together, we then create a plan to address each unique need using assessments, resources from within our portfolio and custom training solutions, including:
To us, success means creating a community-focus that overcomes the odds. It means leaving you with the ability to sustain and build on prevention and early intervention plans.