Protective & Risk Factors

Substance abuse or misuse can derail a young person’s life just as they’re getting started. Healthy environments that offer strong protective factors, such as reliable support from parents or guardians, positive relationships with peers, and financial stability can greatly decrease the likelihood of substance misuse among youth. Monadnock Rising is working to increase these protective factors throughout our region and minimize the risk of area youth using or abusing substances.

Our Goals

Increase regional youth access to protective factors

Decrease regional youth exposure to risk factors

Continue to shift cultural norms around substance use in the region through education, awareness, environmental changes, and policy

Our Current Projects

Monadnock Rising

Monadnock Rising is a youth-focused substance use prevention program that focuses on two key underlying factors of youth substance use and abuse—risk factors and protective factors. Monadnock Rising provides insight, perspective and resources to youngRead More

Getting to Y

GETTING TO ‘Y’ offered through UP for Learning; an organization dedicated to engaging youth in education, is a program giving students the opportunity to bring meaning to their own Youth Risk Behavior Survey data. ThroughRead More
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