The influence of various risk and protective factors change with age. For example, risk factors within the family have greater impact on a younger child, while association with drug-abusing peers may be a more significant risk factor for an adolescent. Early intervention with risk factors, like early aggressive behavior and poor self-control, is likely to have a greater impact than later intervention. Earlier interventions can change the course of life away from problems and toward positive behaviors.
The ADM Board supports multiple programs in area schools aimed at promoting social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, responsible decision-making; improving self-esteem and competency development; and improved teacher training to detect and appropriately respond to problems.
B.L.U.E. Program - Minority Behavioral Health