Bringing together strengths and strategies for better outcomes.
Campaigns Goal: To highlight the connection of a variety of prevention missions in their efforts to deploy prevention strategies that will address a human’s basic needs, reduce risk factors, increase protective factors, and produce healthy individuals, relationships and communities.
Community-led programs strengthen the capacity of the communities to identify, prevent, and respond to behavioral health and safety issues.
Risk factors are characteristics at the biological, psychological, family, community, or cultural level that precede and are associated with a higher likelihood of negative outcomes. -SAMHSA
Protective factors are characteristics associated with a lower likelihood of negative outcomes or that reduce a risk factor’s impact. -SAMHSA