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The Matilda Centre

Preventure: A brief, personality-targeted wellbeing program for secondary school students

This webinar will provide an overview of the Preventure program, the evidence for the program, and provide details on undertaking training in Preventure. This webinar is targeted towards school staff, but it may also be of interest to parents, health professionals, and others with an interest in the wellbeing of adolescents.

Four personality traits have been identified as risk factors for substance misuse and emotional problems: negative thinking, anxiety sensitivity, sensation-seeking and impulsivity. A brief intervention targeting these traits, Preventure, was developed by Professor Patricia Conrod (University of Montreal), and demonstrated effectiveness in North America and Europe, both when delivered by psychologists and when delivered by school staff. Preventure was adapted for Australian schools through consultation with students, teachers and experts, and was shown to be effective in reducing substance use and other emotional and behavioural problems, when delivered by research psychologists.

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