School-Based Prevention Law and Legal Definition

School-based prevention refers to institutionalized programs that are carried out in any grade of school, kindergarten through 12th grade and run by staff members or school-designated persons or organizations [42 USCS § 290bb-25b(a)(2)].

School-based prevention programs help to reduce behavioral problems of behavior in students. It also helps to provide knowledge about the effects of drugs on the body and its psychological effects and helps to develop negative attitudes toward drugs among students. School-based programs mainly aim at building self-esteem and self-awareness among children, teaching refusal and social life skills, and to encourage alternative activities to drug use, which instill control abilities.