All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by Newman's Own Foundation from now through January 3, 2018. This campaign is in memory of our President's son, Charles Aubrey Rogers, who suffered from depression and addiction and died by suicide in June 2015.
We want to fund Preventure, an evidence-based school program associated with 30-80% reduction in adolescent substance use at 3-year follow up. This intervention focuses on teaching teens coping strategies to manage personality traits that predispose them to addiction and associated high-risk behaviors.
The personality traits that have shown predispostion to addiction are:
• sensation seeking
• anxiety sensitivity
The two 90-minute workshops offer kids the coping strategies they need to manage relationships and curb high risk behaviors associated with those personality traits such as drinking and doing drugs, ending up in jail, dropping out or failing in school, dying by accident, overdose or suicide.
We are piloting this program in 2018 at one school. Maybe more if we can get the funding.