Changing the Message presents a comprehensive design, practice, and approach toward prevention that encompasses beliefs from the many successful health disciplines. Current prevention programs based on the disease model often rely upon scare tactics and information absorption to deliver the message. This radical departure from the deficit models presently manifest in the prevention field intends to change the message as well as the way it is delivered.
This model is particularly well suited to public, private, and alternative schools, reservations, and communities of faith. Albin's ground breaking work should be seriously considered by anybody in the prevention field.
This experiential prevention program promotes healthy processes for:
Developing programs that participants look forward to.
Relating to each other differently and safely.
Dealing with conflict.
Developing appropriate communication with others about problems.
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