Beyond health education: Preventing problematic substance use by enhancing students' well-being

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Date published: 2019-05-30

What can school communities do? Universal strategies for all students!

Promote well-being

Promoting students’ well-being involves increasing protective factors that can reduce risk of problematic substance use.

Create welcoming environments

The foundation for a welcoming environment includes healthy, supportive relationships and a safe, inclusive school climate that supports all students’ well-being.

Integrate effective programs

There are effective universal school-based programs that can reduce students’ risk of problematic substance use by supporting positive youth development.

 

For more information and additional resources, please visit the Preventing Problematic Substance Use through Positive Youth Development project website.

 

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of Health, 2019 | Cat.: HP10-29/2019E-PDF | ISBN: 978-0-660-30017-7 (PDF) | Pub.: 180885

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