Science of the Positive
The OASIS Coalition use the Science of the Positive framework as a foundation for all of our strategies. We focus on: identifying the healthy behaviors and conditions that already exist in order to grow them; and identifying and addressing misperceptions about behaviors and attitudes.
This does not mean that walk around with rosy colored glasses. This is an approach that is about telling the truth and balancing areas of hope in the community with concern for the challenges that we are facing. For example, we are hopeful that most of our youth do not drink alcohol, but we are concerned that too many youth drink and drink ways that are extremely risky.
To learn more about The Science of the Positive and Positive Community Norms (PCN) please visit the Montana Institute.