Prevention Learning

Prevention Basics

What is “prevention” and why is it important?

prevention-definitionPrevention has been defined as “an active process of creating conditions and/or personal attributes that promote the well-being of people” (Lofquist, 1983). We believe the basics of prevention are all connected. This belief is why we address multiple risk factors & protective factors throughout each of our program areas.

Learn more about some of the key pieces that make prevention tick:

Also see the “About Us” section to learn more about our program and what issues we are addressing in and around Lane County.

Lofquist, W.A. (1983). Discovering the meaning of prevention: A practical approach to positive change. Tuscon, AZ: AYD.