Established in 1984, Maximizing All Potentials (MAPS) is a research, public service, and training program dedicated to the prevention of drug and alcohol problems among youth, the promotion of adolescent mental health, and the development of capable young people. MAPS works with schools, families, communities, children, and adolescents in a variety of settings. As a result of our long-standing service throughout Western Pennsylvania, we continue to grow and establish a multitude of evidence-based programming supporting and meeting the needs of all populations.
Additionally, we were active in the development of the Student Assistance Program and Evaluation Framework. Since its inception, MAPS has been an integral component of not only school SAP teams, but also an extension to services offered to students outside the scope of SAP (specifically Tiers 2 and 3).
MAPS is a program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education and Allegheny County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs. MAPS is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health, Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs.