PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER)

Brief description

Collaborative, sustainable system for delivery of school-based and family-based substance use prevention. Relies on partnerships among community teams, university researchers, and Extension staff. Extension staff provide training and support. All programs implemented are evidence-based. Examples of programs implemented: Strengthening Families Program 10-14; Life Skills Training.


Long-term sustained Community participation.

Research Support

Evidence-based according to SAMHSA standards.
Evidence for significant impacts:

  • Learning
  • Behavior
  • Results


  • Highly variable and partially dependent on existing community resources, as well as the specific programs selected.
  • Requires substantial monetary and human resources and grants are needed to launch.
  • Demonstrated to be cost efficient and effective. High return on invest

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