Substance Use & Prevention
Brookline Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth: A Town/School Partnership
Brookline’s Prevention and Intervention Programs for Youth, a division of the Brookline Department of Public Health and Human Services, provides wellness programming via three distinct interconnected initiatives:
- B-SAPP (Brookline Substance Abuse Prevention Program)
- B-PEN (Brookline Parent Education Network)
- Peer Leadership
These groups engage multiple sectors of the community representing the diversity of Brookline (students, parents, school, mental health, and public health professionals) to:
- Promote evidence-based strategies for building resilience and emotional wellbeing
- Foster positive teen relationships and mental health
- Reduce the incidence of alcohol, marijuana, nicotine, and other drug use among Brookline Youth.
Confidential consultations and counseling for students and families for alcohol- or drug-related problems.
Helps parents navigate the social, emotional, and developmental challenges affecting today’s teens and pre-teens.
Designs school-wide prevention campaigns around healthy teen relationships, mental health, stress, and substance use awareness.