Maximizing Adolescent 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.
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. The following list provides a snapshot of the various components of the MAPS program.
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services - provides school-based and school-linked mental health and alcohol, tobacco and other drug services throughout Allegheny County.
- Communities in Action for Peace (CAP) - promotes healthy communities by reducing violence and its causes in a nontraditional and culturally sensitive manner.
- Health Program Evaluation and Research - focuses on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of evidence–based health programs and services.
- Student Assistance Program Research Center - investigates the effectiveness of student assistance programs in linking students to mental health and drug and alcohol services.
- Faculty & Staff - here you'll find information about the people working at the MAPS program.