Video: Preventure study coming to Richmond, VA Schools

We Got the Grant- An Overview of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program Study Coming to CCPS

Presenter: Anne Moss Rogers, Board member, Beacon Tree Foundation; Owner, Emotionally Naked LLC

There are four traits that Put Kids at Risk of Substance Misuse and in January 2019, VCU Institute of Drug & Alcohol Studies with Beacon Tree Foundation, won the VCU CCTR Endowment Fund to implement Preventure, a personality-targeted life skills training program that has been shown to reduce drug and alcohol use in schools by up to 80%.

The pilot study, the first in the US, will include four Virginia schools: Midlothian High School (CSPS), Carver Academy (CSPS), Binford Middle School (RPS), St. Gertrude All girls private school (Richmond city).

Preventure Documents

  1. Preventure Study for Central Virginia (4 page pdf)
  2. Preventure one pager
  3. 23-question Personality Quiz for Students

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  1. The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction– New York Times
  2. Can Substance Use be Prevented? – Richmond Family Magazine

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and my book, Diary of a Broken Mind, will be published in the fall. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Professional Speaker Website

6 thoughts on “Video: Preventure study coming to Richmond, VA Schools”

  1. YES!!!!!!
    Thank you for what you do, this is long overdue.
    I pray that the counselors and teachers are onboard 100%. Only 1 teacher in my son’s lifetime saw something in my child that needed to be addressed and that was his 3rd-grade teacher. We, his parents had to push people to listen. We put Josh in advanced classes against the school’s opinion. He made great grades in these classes. I hate to say this but his school counselors, outside professional counselor’s, teachers and coaches all said we were wrong about our son. He was just lazy and didn’t work to his potential. He was the quiet class clown. Graduated with an advanced degree while on opioids. Died a few years later on heroin. After he developed SUD we had our whole family professionally tested. NOT through the school system. We found out he, in fact, had ADHD inattentive, a voice audio disability and a very high IQ which enabled him to hide all this. I don’t blame anyone but I do know educating the professionals and teachers is key. If they are really understanding this then parents may actually pause to see a trait in their own children and be open about it instead of hiding it or ignoring it. I hope the ones targeted will not feel they have a “problem” but a talent unique to them. Again, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. We don’t want to see another child and family go through what we did. I also feel Charles was an amazing child with so much to give the world. Maybe a book with his poems is in order? His words would resonate with teens.

    1. Thank you for your story, Reid. It helps me to hear you ran into some of the issues I did. I was often dismissed but two teachers helped.

      I have included charles’ lyrics in my book coming out in the fall, Diary of a Broken Mind. But that said, one later with most of his music would be a good idea. I have to see how this published book does. It comes out October 1, 2019. Publisher will send me cover ideas by end of the month

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