Our vision is an addiction free world.
Our mission is to break the cycle of addiction, with its related child abuse/neglect and family violence.
Prevention Partnership International (PPI) originated in 2001 in response to a request from Judge Len Edwards (now retired) in Santa Clara County, CA, Dependency Drug Court. Judge Edwards requested a program preparing families for reunification with their children. This program, Celebrating Families!™, is the cornerstone of PPI, and is unique in that it:
Incorporates teaching methods and materials universally appropriate for all children (such as teaching and reinforcing of life skills) with materials developed for children of alcoholics, children with fetal alcohol syndrome, children with learning differences, and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorders (ADHD).
Utilizes interactive and experiential teaching methodologies as recommended by recent research on how the brain learns, especially brains impacted in utero by alcohol and other drug use.
Integrates the teaching of skills with strategies to break the cycle of addiction.
Explores the Physical, Psychological, Social, and Spiritual components of healthy living.
Is based on the most current prevention research (Protective & Risk Factors, as well as Adverse Childhood Experiences).
PPI develops programs to specifically address the destabilization and disintegration of the family unit, due to substance use and mental health disorders. These invaluable programs give parents the skills they need to begin to heal and to build healthy, non-violent relationships with their children and to stay sober. They also decrease the risk of child abuse and neglect and of children repeating these cycles of addiction and violence.
The goal of PPI is to provide support for the whole family. Long-term results of family-skills programs, such as those created by PPI, show positive, sustained improvement in family and child management skills, as well as delayed initiation of substance use by children.