Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir
French proverb: It's better to prevent than to heal.
•To create and implement early education geared to youth ages 11 and older, on prevention of substance abuse.
•To empower youth, their families and the community with age appropriate education to make healthy life decisions based on scientific knowledge and evidence based studies.
•To create and implement programs, events, materials and other educational tools that can be used in school systems and other educational venues to teach substance abuse prevention at an early age--beginning locally and expanding nationally and globally.
•To use social media, presentations, lectures, professional teaching seminars, events and other resources to impart this information.
STRUCTURE OF ORGANIZATION
We are located on the Central Coast of California.
• We are a not-for-profit educational organization.
• We offer presentations on substance abuse prevention.
• We offer PSA's for you to use on the harms of marijuana and the developing brain.
• We have materials to assist with substance abuse prevention (flyers, handouts, brochures, etc. from NIDA.
Jody Belsher, MA Addictive Disorders
Mila Vujovich-La Barre, Educator
John W. Belsher
POSAFY is also tasked with creating a Central Coast Alliance for Substance Free Youth.
Children who are educated on the dangers of substance have a far greater chance of making healthier choices when faced with the prospect of using substances. We CAN make a difference! In fact, we MUST make a difference.