WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Adults

The ADAPT Coalition firmly believes that tomorrow's change starts with each of us, today. Click below to learn about ways you can become part of the change!

Youth

Youth-led, adult guided prevention initiatives create lasting impact for generations to come. Learn about ADAPT's youth-led programs by clicking the button below.

SEVEN STRATEGIES OF COMMUNITY CHANGE

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PROVIDING INFORMATION

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ENHANCING SKILLS

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PROVIDING SUPPORT

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ENHANCING ACCESS

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CHANGING CONSEQUENCES

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PHYSICAL DESIGN

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MODIFYING POLICIES
Educational presentations, workshops or seminars or other presentations of data

e.g., public announcements, brochures, dissemination, billboards, community meetings, forums, web-based communication

Workshops, seminars or other activities designed to increase the skills of participants, members and staff needed to achieve population level outcomes

e.g., training, technical assistance, distance learning, strategic planning retreats, curricula development

Creating opportunities to support people to participate in activities that reduce risk or enhance protection

e.g., providing alternative activities, mentoring, referrals, support groups or clubs

Increasing or decreasing the probability of a specific behavior that reduces risk or enhances protection by altering the consequences for performing that behavior

e.g., increasing public recognition for deserved behavior, individual and business rewards, taxes, citations, fines, revocations/loss of privileges

Improving systems and processes to increase the ease, ability and opportunity to utilize those systems and services

e.g., assuring healthcare, childcare, transportation, housing, justice, education, safety, special needs, cultural and language sensitivity

Changing the physical design or structure of the environment to reduce risk or enhance protection

e.g., parks, landscapes, signage, lighting, outlet density

Formal change in written procedures, by-laws, proclamations, rules or laws with written documentation and/or voting procedures

e.g., workplace initiatives, law enforcement procedures and practices, public policy actions, systems change within government, communities and organizations