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    Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative

    Through a state incentive grant from the State of Rhode Island department of mental health, retardation and hospitals, the Injury Prevention Center implemented a comprehensive approach consisting of individual, family and environmental strategies to reduce the substance abuse problem in Providence.

    • Implementation of Project SUCCESS, a Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) model program, at the Met School Public Street campus

    • Implementation of Strengthening Families, a CSAP model program, at the CVS Highlander School

    • Implementation of policy strategies related to alcohol and tobacco advertising and location/density of alcohol and tobacco retail vendors

    • Implementation of enforcement strategies related to enforcing drinking and driving laws and applying appropriate penalties to minors in possession

    • Implementation of a mass media educational campaign around substance abuse

    In 2006, the Injury Prevention Center collaborated with the city of Providence on a youth developed media campaign promoting substance abuse prevention. Local high school art students created cinema, bus shelter advertisements and billboards featuring their artwork.

    The center has also partnered with the Met School to conduct the Leadership and Resiliency Program, another CSAP model program, with all ninth graders at the Met School Peace Street campus.

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