Applied Prevention Science International (APSI)

Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) was formed to assist national and international policy makers and practitioners to apply prevention science to address substance use and other related issues within their communities.  Working in collaboration with international organizations, APSI provides advice, consultation, and services to support the interface among science, policy, and practice, including project development and coordination; science-based training and certification of prevention professionals; and evaluation and research efforts in substance use.  The overall purpose is to assist in the development of trained prevention professionals who can implement the most effective and science-proven prevention interventions and policies.

The Changing Status of Marijuana and It's Implications for Prevention


In this Prevention Talk, APSI will address the implications that the changing status of marijuana has for prevention and how prevention science can help us address these issues through family, media and environmental interventions.  During the talk you will have the opportunity to hear from three renowned researchers and experts in substance use prevention:

The Role of Law Enforcement in Community-wide Prevention Programming

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Implementing evidence-based prevention programming at the community level warrants the support and involvement of many community resources—schools, health care providers, families, children and social services, faith-based organizations, and law enforcement, to list but a few.

Prevention Portraits

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APSI is running a new series called Prevention Portraits, which includes a selection of informal interviews* with scientists, professionals and other stakeholders who are contributing to prevention knowledge and practice around the world.

Exploring the International Standards of Prevention Practice and Professionalism


As prevention professionals, we are fortunate today to have a collection of evidence-based strategies and interventions that have been shown to work effectively to prevent substance use and other problem behaviors.  The origins of this effective prevention toolbox are the result of over 30 years prevention research, which has provided rigorous scientific evidence of prevention methods that can  achieve the best outcomes.

Prevention Nuggets

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APSI's Prevention Nuggets will address topics on prevention science and practice, etiology models, critical theories, ethics, environments for prevention, and many other issues fundamental to evidence-based prevention practice.