The initial purpose of this grant ion is to determine the reasons that may cause people to need early intervention or treatment services and reduce those factors while strengthening corresponding protective factors.
Many factors influence a person’s chance of developing a mental health and/or substance use disorder. Effective prevention focuses on reducing those risk factors and strengthening protective factors that are most closely related to the problem being addressed. Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) helps prevention professionals identify factors having the greatest impact on their target population, in this case, youth ages 9-20 throughout New Jersey.
Through the Partnership for Success grant, Wellspring Center for Prevention has identified the following goals and objectives:
GOAL: To reduce the incidence and prevalence of behavioral health disorders among youth ages 9-20 throughout New Jersey.