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Children Embracing in Circle


​Prevention Partnership International (PPI) develops programs and provides regional and national trainings and consultation, in support of children and families dealing with or at high risk for multiple problems: substance use disorders; multi-generational trauma; mental health challenges; cognitive deficits; and child abuse/neglect and family violence. All are significant Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). More information on ACES is available under our Research tab.


PPI programs serve families in their communities, churches and schools.Partners include Family Resources International and its programs (Confident Kids and Kids Like Me), the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), ACEs Connections, FIRST5, pilot sites (Uplift Family Services, Parisi House on the Hill, and Janus of Santa Cruz), White Bison, Courts, the Department of Social Services, and Behavioral Health Agencies, including mental health and substance use disorders treatment providers. 


PPI's two main curriculums are:


  • Celebrating Families! serves the whole family: children ages birth-18, parents and caregivers, and is offered in English and Spanish, as well as adapted for Native Americans. For more information refer to Curriculums tab.


  • Keys to Healthy Living, an interactive classroom-based, substance-use prevention curriculum for grades 1-12. For more information refer to Curriculums tab.


PPI was founded by Rosemary Tisch, born from her passion for children and breaking the cycle of addiction in families.  PPI was created in partnership with David and Linda Sibley, as a division of Family Resources International. PPI and Rosemary remain indebted to Linda and David for their dedication and support.


PPI's fiscal agent is Domestic Violence Intervention Collaborative (DVIC), a 501c3 nonprofit.

Equity Statement  

Prevention Partnership International’s programs integrate principles, practices and policies based on equity for all. Our programs are specifically developed for families that are hurting due to addiction, child abuse, and violence, which often are multi-generational. We seek to be an unbiased organization committed to helping ourselves, our partner agencies, and families learn and grow. 

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We embrace, support, empower, educate, guide and believe in all families.

Celebrating Families! Recently featured by Child Welfare League
Read article here. 

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