Youth Prevention Strategies

PACT's work is guided by evidence-based frameworks such as the Seven Strategies for Community Change developed by CADCA and the Strategic Prevention Framework developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and includes activities like:

  • Changing community-wide policies
  • Changing school policies
  • Designing communication/social norms campaigns
  • Hosting drug-free social events
  • Empowering youth to engage in community change
  • Offering youth and adult education, events, and training

PACT-Framework: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation

Contact us

Physical Address

PACT - Amesbury High School
5 Highland Street,
Amesbury MA 01913

Kelly McKora

Program Coordinator
Email Kelly

Jackie Deorocki

Youth Coordinator
Email Jackie

General Questions:

DFC Grant Key Personnel

Kassandra Gove


Dr. Danielle Ricci,

AHS principal

Marissa Baptista

City of Amesbury CFO

Fiscal Agent: City of Amesbury  62 Friend St, Amesbury MA 01913

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SAMHS Logo - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

We work closely with The Essex County Asset Builder (ECAB) Network  to create regional connections and supports for individuals, families and organizations from Amesbury, Georgetown, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury and Newburyport. We use the Positive Youth Development approach to help youth thrive.

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