PREP National and Uchi Form Strategic Partnership

Enhancing School-Based Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Support
By: PREP National
BABYLON, N.Y. - June 10, 2024 - PRLog -- In response to the rising mental health and substance abuse issues among youth, PREP National announces a strategic partnership with Uchi, a social app focused on deepening personal connections. This collaboration aims to innovate the way schools address substance abuse and mental health through engaging educational tools and stakeholder communication.

About PREP National: A leader in K-12 substance abuse prevention and mental health education, PREP National provides early identification and mental health screening for crisis intervention teams in schools, a robust K-12 substance abuse prevention curriculum, and public awareness initiatives, including community-based strategies fostering partnerships with schools, communities, and parents to combat substance abuse and promote emotional wellness for kids.

Paul Vecchione, Founder/CEO of PREP National, stated, "Teaming with Uchi propels our mission forward. By integrating their unique communication platform with our educational strategies, we aim to positively impact communities nationwide."

About Uchi: Established in 2003 as a website and today as a free social app, Uchi prioritizes real conversations for real connections. As an EdTech tool, Uchi facilitates small group discussions among educators and students, fostering a participative and inclusive learning environment. Named after the Japanese term for "in-group," Uchi provides a secure space for authentic interactions among trusted contacts or uchiTribe members. Uchi bolsters mental health and emotional well-being, fostering improved behaviors through enhanced relationships.

"We believe that connection is the key to prevention," said Uchi Founder/CEO Kevin R. Strauss, M.E. "By integrating uchiEducation into curriculum and lesson plans, educators and students combine learning with socializing. This approach provides greater engagement and immersion, similar to the Socratic Method from millennia ago, but enhanced by today's technology."

Together, PREP National and Uchi are committed to transforming substance abuse prevention and mental & emotional health support through a relevant curriculum and intentional connection. As they embark on this journey, they invite individuals, families, schools, and communities to join them in their mission to create a healthier, more resilient society.

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