?Provides substance use prevention services to youth and families aged 12-24. Services offered include health promotion, brief intervention, education as well as information and referral services.
Working in partnership with schools and other community organizations, prevention specialists focus their work primarily on youth who have been identified as being at-risk for problematic substance use and associated harms.
Broader prevention efforts include a strength-based emphasis on increasing youths' opportunities for connection and belonging, building relationships with adult allies as well as creative educational programming aimed at reducing experimentation in both younger and older adolescents.
Some prevention specialists have offices in high schools and some work from community health centres.
Visit the SACY website for more information.
We provide services for youth aged 12-24 years old.