Featured Project

CARE (Chemical Addiction Recovery Effort, Inc) - The Calhoun and Liberty Middle School Social Norms Project

The Calhoun and Liberty Middle School Social Norms Project is a collaboration with the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, under a Florida Department of Children and Families-funded project by CARE. The focus of the Social Norms campaign is to change misperceptions among middle school students about the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use by their peers. FCPR uses the Teen Norms Middle School survey, developed by Northern Illinois University to collect data about actual student behaviors. Then once the real data is collected, the statistics are presented in print graphics which are placed around each middle school.


To establish a reputable and respected prevention, research, and services organization.


To provide innovative research, education, training, and technological solutions to address the challenges of substance abuse prevention and other social issues among Florida's population.

FCPR history

On August 25, 1997, the State of Florida won a landmark lawsuit against the tobacco industry and was awarded an $11.3 billion settlement. The first $200 million received by the State was earmarked to fund a pilot program to reduce youth tobacco use. The Florida Center for Prevention Research (FCPR) was created at Florida State University to support the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program from its inception in February 1998 until its termination on June 30, 2003. Since 2003, the 20 person FCPR team expanded its depth and breadth in substance abuse prevention capabilities under contracts and grants from the Office of the Governor, Department of Children and Families, Department of Education, the U.S. Department of education and others.

Located at the FSU Research Complex, FCPR has managed projects in excess of $21 million, ranging from health care to youth programs. Project Managers come with a variety of experience and skills to partner with agencies, through their unique talents they provide sound services and products. Agencies find that while working with FCPR, they work with a team - a successful team that is mission focused!