2022 RAD Fellowship Program Product: RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN PREVENTION: TAKING A RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH TO PREVENTING YOUTH CANNABIS USE THROUGH RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

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RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IN PREVENTION: TAKING A RELATIONSHIP-BASED APPROACH TO PREVENTING YOUTH CANNABIS USE THROUGH RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

 

OVERVIEW

A guide for community prevention efforts focused on keeping youth healthy while navigating the evolving cannabis landscape. Through adopting restorative practices and focusing on relationships, this guide seeks to support youth health and well-being while applying lessons learned from youth alcohol and tobacco use prevention efforts.

 

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F.J. Perfas, CPS

FJPerfasHeadshotFJ Perfas serves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a prevention professional, coordinating community-based youth substance misuse prevention efforts for the Department of Public Health. He believes prevention work is one of the most meaningful ways our systems of health and care can assure conditions in which people can be healthy and have a high quality of life. He embraces restorative and strength-based approaches as foundational to his work, believing deeper relationships are the key to thriving individuals and communities. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending his free time in the mountains and oceans, one of the reasons he loves living in the New England region.

 

 

 

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