Category Archives: Universal prevention

Famille, école et communauté, réussir ensemble (FECRE) program


FECRE uses an Ecological Systems Theory approach in which children develop through interactions with their immediate communities. The FECRE approach seeks to heighten the effects of existing protective factors within the community.

Research conducted in underprivileged elementary schools shows that FECRE increased the adoption of positive attitudes, from both school staff and parents, with respect to communication, participation in school activities, and established partnerships.

Type of intervention: Universal prevention

Communities that Care


Communities that Care is a US-based initiative to reduce risky youth behaviours (violence, delinquency, dropping out of school, psychoactive substance abuse, teen pregnancy). It uses collective impact strategies in which all stakeholders come together to act on risk factors in communities, families, schools, and individuals. This program’s effectiveness in bringing lasting change to communities has been proven.

Type of intervention: Universal prevention and targeted prevention

Source: « Investing in Your Community’s Youth: An Introduction to the Communities That Care System »

Community Schools


Community Schools are based on partnerships between the school and public and private community organizations and institutions. Their goal is to direct resources and relationships toward achieving specific results with youth, families, and the community.

These schools have demonstrated long-term positive effects on the educational success and the physical, social, and emotional health of young people. Students live and learn in an environment that is safer, more stable, and more supportive. These communities become great places to live in.

Type of intervention: Awareness and universal prevention

Une école et son quartier en santé

Description de l’action

The Une école et son quartier en santé project applies the Healthy Schools approach of the Québec ministry of education. The program starts with a multi-sector partnership process in underprivileged areas in which partners focus on the well-being of youth and their families.

Statistics show that youth who attend schools which implement the program are more successful. In addition, school staff are more effective in taking preventive action, and parents and community organizations are more engaged with students and with community life.

Type d’intervention : Universal prevention and targeted prevention