Focus on Prevention-The Science Behind the Work

Ever wonder about the prevention framework and science behind coalition building and community prevention work? This SAMHSA publication does a good job of providing an easy to read overview. Much of DanversCARES work is designed around this approach to comprehensive, sustainable, community prevention.

Focus on Prevention

Here’s a list of Behavioral Health Risk and Protective Factors. Addressing some of these that are of most importance to Danvers youth and families is central to our work.

Risk and Protective Factors

Here’s a slightly older, but comprehensive overview of effective substance use prevention.


National Resources

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institutes of Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Drug Watch

State Resources

Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention