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Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Externalizing, Internalizing

Positive Action
Positive Action
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A school-based social emotional learning program for students in elementary and middle schools to increase positive behavior, reduce negative behavior, and improve social and emotional learning and school climate.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Alcohol, Anxiety, Bullying, Close Relationships with Peers, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Illicit Drugs, Marijuana/Cannabis, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco, Truancy - School Attendance, Violence

Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Project Towards No Drug Abuse
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A classroom-based drug prevention program designed for at-risk youth that aims to prevent teen drinking, smoking, marijuana, and other hard drug use.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Illicit Drugs, Marijuana/Cannabis, Tobacco, Violence

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
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A classroom-based social emotional learning program for elementary school students to reduce aggression and behavior problems.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing

Treatment Foster Care Oregon
Treatment Foster Care Oregon
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A therapeutic foster care program with the goal of reuniting families, reducing delinquency and teen violence, and increasing prosocial behavior and participation in prosocial activities through behavioral parent training and support for foster parents, family therapy for biological parents, skills training and supportive therapy for youth, and school-based behavioral interventions and academic support.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drugs, Teen Pregnancy, Tobacco, Violence

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)
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A post-secondary college-based prevention program that aims to address potential barriers to academic success and promote credit accumulation and associate degree completion in college students through comprehensive advisement and career and tutoring services provided by dedicated advisers.

Target Population

Age: Adult, Early Adulthood (19-24)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Post Secondary Education

Early College High School Model
Early College High School Model
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A high school model designed to increase students' access to a postsecondary credential, particularly for underrepresented students. The goal is to minimize challenges in the transition to postsecondary education for students for whom access has historically been problematic.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Post Secondary Education

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
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A short-term family therapy intervention and juvenile diversion program helping at-risk children and delinquent youth to overcome adolescent behavior problems, conduct disorder, substance abuse, and delinquency.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing

GenerationPMTO
GenerationPMTO
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A family training program that aims to teach effective family management skills in order to reduce antisocial and problematic behavior in children through trainings implemented in a variety of formats and settings.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Emotional Regulation, Externalizing, Internalizing, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior

LifeSkills Training (LST)
LifeSkills Training (LST)
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A classroom-based substance abuse prevention program designed to prevent teenage drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, violence and other risk behaviors by teaching students self-management skills, social skills, and drug awareness and resistance skills.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Marijuana/Cannabis, Sexual Risk Behaviors, STIs, Tobacco, Violence

Multisystemic Therapy® (MST®)
Multisystemic Therapy® (MST®)
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A juvenile crime prevention program designed to improve the real-world functioning of youth by changing their natural settings - home, school, and neighborhood - in ways that promote prosocial behavior while decreasing antisocial behavior.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Prosocial with Peers, Violence

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A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial (ASSIST)
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A peer support program to reduce the uptake of smoking among young adolescents.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Tobacco

Achievement Mentoring
Achievement Mentoring
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A school-based intervention that aims to reduce drug use and school failure among high-risk adolescents through small group meetings focused on enhancing school attendance, promptness, achievement, and discipline.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Employment, Truancy - School Attendance

Adolescent Coping with Depression
Adolescent Coping with Depression
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A group depression treatment program that provides teenagers with instruction on ways to manage depression.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Depression

ASSISTments
ASSISTments
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A school-based program that aims to improve student achievement in mathematics through online homework tools and specialized teacher training.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)
Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)
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A drug prevention and health promotion program that deters substance use among high school adolescents in school sponsored athletics by educating youth on the harms of anabolic steroids, alcohol, and other drug use and promoting sports nutrition and exercise.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Illicit Drugs, Physical Health and Well-Being

Be Proud! Be Responsible!
Be Proud! Be Responsible!
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A multi-session group intervention that aims to reduce risky sexual behavior that leads to potential HIV/STD contraction among adolescents.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors, STIs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
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A community mentoring program which matches a volunteer adult mentor to an at-risk child or adolescent to delay or reduce antisocial behaviors; improve academic success, attitudes and behaviors, peer and family relationships; strengthen self-concept; and provide social and cultural enrichment.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Close Relationships with Peers, Illicit Drugs, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Truancy - School Attendance

Bottom Line College Advising Model
Bottom Line College Advising Model
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A college advising program designed to support low-income and first-generation students during the college application process and throughout college enrollment.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Post Secondary Education

Bounce Back
Bounce Back
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A school- and group-based program designed to improve symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and anxiety among children with posttraumatic stress symptoms.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Anxiety, Emotional Regulation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bounce Back Newham
Bounce Back Newham
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A school-based group intervention to improve emotional well-being and behavior among children with emergent mental health difficulties.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Internalizing

Bright Bodies Weight Management Program
Bright Bodies Weight Management Program
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A family-based lifestyle intervention that aims to prevent childhood obesity by teaching inner-city kids, teens, and their families about healthy weight management through nutrition education, behavior modification, and exercise.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Chronic Health Problems, Obesity, Physical Health and Well-Being

Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO
Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO
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A brief, web-based personalized feedback program that aims to reduce the harms associated with cannabis use in college students by increasing protective behavioral strategies and correcting misperceived norms for cannabis use.

Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Marijuana/Cannabis

Career Academies
Career Academies
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School-based programs designed to provide students with the credentials and skills needed to make successful transitions to post-secondary education and careers.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Dropout/High School Graduation, Employment, Post Secondary Education, Truancy - School Attendance

Child First
Child First
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A two-generation home visitation program which works to heal and protect young children and their families from the devastating effects of chronic stress and trauma. It provides psycho-therapeutic services and intensive care coordination, while building adult reflective and executive capacity, to prevent or diminish serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning disabilities, and abuse and neglect among young children.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Infant (0-2)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Child Maltreatment, Cognitive Development, Externalizing

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
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A multi-session group intervention that aims to reduce children's post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, as well as anxiety and depression resulting from exposure to violence, through child, parent, and teacher educational sessions.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Communities That Care
Communities That Care
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A prevention system designed to reduce levels of adolescent delinquency and substance use through the selection and use of effective preventative interventions tailored to a community's specific profile of risk and protection.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Infant (0-2), Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Tobacco, Violence

Coping Power
Coping Power
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A preventative group intervention designed to reduce aggressive attitudes and behaviors and prevent substance abuse among at-risk children in the late elementary to early middle school years.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Marijuana/Cannabis, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Prosocial with Peers

Coping Power Universal
Coping Power Universal
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A preventative whole classroom-based intervention designed to reduce conduct problems and aggressive behaviors in elementary school children.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Conduct Problems, Externalizing, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior

Drug Court: Baltimore City
Drug Court: Baltimore City
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A coalition of public, private and non-profit agencies that provide intensive supervision, substance abuse treatment and comprehensive judicial monitoring to offenders whose crimes are non-violent and related to substance abuse to facilitate their integration back into a healthy community.
Target Population

Age: Adult
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Adult Crime, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior

EAAA (Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act) Sexual Assault Resistance Education
EAAA (Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act) Sexual Assault Resistance Education
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A four-unit program to help first-year college women resist acquaintance sexual assault by providing them with information and resistance training.
Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Female
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Violence, Violent Victimization

Early Literacy and Learning Model
Early Literacy and Learning Model
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A literacy-focused curriculum and support system designed for preschool children ages 3, 4, and 5 years old. The program is designed to enhance existing classroom curricula by specifically focusing on improving children's early literacy skills and knowledge.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Cognitive Development, Preschool Communication/ Language Development

EFFEKT
EFFEKT
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An alcohol prevention program designed to reduce teenage alcohol use through parent training.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior

Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program
Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program
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A youth development program providing education, service, and development activities to improve academic skills and increase high school completion and post-secondary attainment of high-risk youth from socioeconomically disadvantaged families and impoverished neighborhoods.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Dropout/High School Graduation, Post Secondary Education

EveryDay Intervention
EveryDay Intervention
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A parental information program aimed at improving student attendance in elementary, middle, and high school by targeting parental misconceptions about the importance of regular attendance through mail-based communications.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Truancy - School Attendance

Familias Unidas
Familias Unidas
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A family-based intervention to empower Hispanic immigrant parents to build a strong parent-support network and help their adolescent children respond effectively to the risks of substance use and unsafe sexual behavior.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Externalizing, Illicit Drugs, Sexual Risk Behaviors

Family Check-Up - Toddler
Family Check-Up - Toddler
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A parent training program that aims to prevent conduct problems among at-risk toddlers by improving the quality of parenting and increasing and maintaining parents' use of positive behavior support.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Infant (0-2)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Conduct Problems, Externalizing, Internalizing, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth

Fostering Healthy Futures for Preteens (FHF-P)
Fostering Healthy Futures for Preteens (FHF-P)
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A program designed for children aged 9 to 11 years recently placed in foster care due to child maltreatment that aims to increase mental health functioning, decrease problem behaviors, and improve quality of life by providing group-based skills training and individualized mentoring to increase self-esteem, social support, coping skills and social acceptance.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Mental Health - Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Fraction Face-Off!
Fraction Face-Off!
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A 12-week math tutoring program to improve the understanding of fractions for at-risk 4th graders through increased instruction on measurement interpretation of fractions.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Good Behavior Game
Good Behavior Game
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A classroom behavior management game providing a strategy to help elementary teachers reduce aggressive, disruptive behavior and other behavioral problems in children, particularly highly aggressive children, while creating a positive and effective learning environment.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Suicide/Suicidal Thoughts, Tobacco

Group Teen Triple P - Level 4
Group Teen Triple P - Level 4
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A group parent training program designed to improve parenting skills, manage family problems, and enhance positive family relationships, ultimately to prevent problem behavior among youth.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems

Growth Mindset for 9th Graders
Growth Mindset for 9th Graders
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An online program for ninth-grade students as they transition to high school to improve grade point average and willingness to take difficult course work by changing the mindset toward learning.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Guiding Good Choices
Guiding Good Choices
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A family competency training program that aims to enhance parenting behaviors and skills, to enhance effective child management behaviors and parent-child interactions and bonding, to teach children skills to resist peer influence, and to reduce adolescent problem behaviors.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Depression, Illicit Drugs

Head Start REDI
Head Start REDI
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An enrichment program for low-income preschoolers and their families that supplements the Head Start preschool program.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Non-Parental Adults, Conduct Problems, Emotional Regulation, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Preschool Communication/ Language Development, Prosocial with Peers, School Readiness

HighScope Preschool
HighScope Preschool
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A preschool program that builds cognitive skills and attitudes for school success and aims to prevent adolescent delinquency and school dropout in the long term.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Adult Crime, Cognitive Development, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Dropout/High School Graduation, Employment, Post Secondary Education, Preschool Communication/ Language Development, School Readiness

HIPTeens
HIPTeens
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A program for high school girls aimed at reducing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Female
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors, Teen Pregnancy

Incredible Years - Parent
Incredible Years - Parent
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A group-based parenting program delivered in weekly sessions over 3-5 months that strengthens parent competencies to promote young children's social, emotional, and academic competence and prevent the development of conduct problems.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Depression, Externalizing, Internalizing, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior

Incredible Years - Teacher Classroom Management
Incredible Years - Teacher Classroom Management
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A program that provides teachers of children ages 3-8 years with classroom management strategies (positive and proactive teaching techniques, positive teacher-student relationships, and supportive teacher-parent relationships) to manage difficult and inappropriate child behavior problems, while promoting social, emotional, and academic competence.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Conduct Problems, Emotional Regulation, Prosocial with Peers

Incredible Years ® - Child Treatment
Incredible Years ® - Child Treatment
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A child treatment program used by counselors and therapists in a small group setting to treat children ages 3-8 years with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalizing problems by enhancing social competence, positive peer interactions, conflict management strategies, emotional literacy, and anger management. The small group treatment program is delivered in 18-22 weekly 2-hour sessions.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Conduct Problems, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Prosocial with Peers

InShape Prevention Plus Wellness
InShape Prevention Plus Wellness
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A brief prevention program to improve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of college students by connecting positive health habits and images with the avoidance of risky alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use.
Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Marijuana/Cannabis

Interpersonal Psychotherapy - Adolescent Skills Training
Interpersonal Psychotherapy - Adolescent Skills Training
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An 8-week in-school program designed to reduce and prevent depressive symptoms in adolescents by improving communication skills and interpersonal relationships.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Depression, Physical Health and Well-Being

KEEP SAFE
KEEP SAFE
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A six-session group-based intervention, facilitated by paraprofessionals, for youth in foster care as they transition to middle school. The program aims to prevent internalizing and externalizing problems that may lead to more serious longer term outcomes such as delinquency, substance use, and high-risk sexual behavior. Foster parents also attend a six-session program.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Female
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Marijuana/Cannabis, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco

KiVa Antibullying Program
KiVa Antibullying Program
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An anti-bullying program for grades 2-6 with 20 hours of student lessons. Primarily implemented in Europe, the program aims to improve mental health outcomes in addition to reducing bullying.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Anxiety, Bullying, Violent Victimization

Learning Together
Learning Together
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A whole-school program that aims to improve the school environment to reduce bullying and aggression, and promote student health and wellbeing.

Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Bullying, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drugs, Mental Health - Other, Tobacco

LifeSet
LifeSet
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A community-based program that assists young people with histories of foster care or juvenile justice involvement in making a successful transition to adulthood by providing intensive, individualized, and clinically focused case management, support, and counseling. Specific goals include improved family relationships, increased high school graduation, decreased illicit substance use, and decreased intimate partner violence.
Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Employment, Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health - Other

Nuffield Early Language Intervention
Nuffield Early Language Intervention
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A school-based program designed to improve children's vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening, and confidence in independent speaking.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Preschool Communication/ Language Development, School Readiness

Number Rockets
Number Rockets
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A school-based small-group tutoring program designed to improve understanding of mathematics concepts and skills for first grade students experiencing mathematics difficulty.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Offender-Focused Policing
Offender-Focused Policing
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A policing program designed to reduce violence at violent-crime hot spots by proactively targeting repeat offenders.
Target Population

Age: Adult, Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Adult Crime, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
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A multi-level bullying prevention program designed to reduce and prevent school bullying in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Bullying, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Prosocial with Peers, Truancy - School Attendance, Violent Victimization

Open Court Reading
Open Court Reading
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A school-based program designed to improve reading ability among elementary school students by providing teachers with training, professional development, and a research-based curriculum.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Overcome Social Anxiety
Overcome Social Anxiety
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Online program to reduce social anxiety in university students.
Target Population

Age: Adult, Early Adulthood (19-24)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Anxiety

Pace Center for Girls
Pace Center for Girls
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A set of gender-responsive prevention and early intervention programs and services for girls with multiple risk factors for juvenile justice system involvement, which uses a holistic approach to re-engage girls with learning, improve academic performance, and address the underlying trauma that contributes to female delinquency.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Female
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Truancy - School Attendance

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
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A program designed for children and their parents that focuses on decreasing child behavior problems, increasing positive parent behaviors, and improving the quality of the parent-child relationship.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Child Maltreatment, Conduct Problems, Externalizing, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other

Peer Assisted Learning Strategies
Peer Assisted Learning Strategies
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A class-wide peer tutoring program for elementary school students to improve reading and mathematics skills of students through guided peer-assisted learning strategies.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Planet Health
Planet Health
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A two-year school-based health behavior intervention designed to reduce obesity among students in grades 6-8 by increasing energy expenditure while promoting key dietary behaviors.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Obesity

Positive Family Support
Positive Family Support
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A family-based, 3-tiered intervention that aims to reduce problem behavior and risk for substance abuse and depression and improve family management practices and communication skills, as well as adolescents' self-regulation skills and prosocial behaviors.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Depression, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco

Positive Prevention PLUS
Positive Prevention PLUS
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A comprehensive school-based sexual health education and teen pregnancy prevention curriculum to improve high school students' communication and negotiation skills that will help them communicate assertively, abstain from sexual intercourse, and use birth control effectively.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors

Project Northland
Project Northland
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A multi-level program designed to reduce teen alcohol use through classroom curricula, peer leadership, youth-driven extra-curricular activities, parent involvement programs, and community activism.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol

Promoting First Relationships
Promoting First Relationships
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A training program for service providers in the use of effective strategies for promoting secure and healthy relationships between caregivers and young children birth to three years of age.
Target Population

Age: Infant (0-2)
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Externalizing, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth

Promoting Health Among Teens! (Abstinence Only)
Promoting Health Among Teens! (Abstinence Only)
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An 8-hour abstinence-based education program to reduce risky sexual behavior for African American youth by providing information on sexual risks and helping teens build negotiation, refusal, and problem solving skills for practicing abstinence.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors

Promoting Health Among Teens! (Comprehensive)
Promoting Health Among Teens! (Comprehensive)
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A 12-hour pregnancy prevention program to reduce risky sexual behavior for African American teens through various types of sex education, including HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) and pregnancy prevention, safer sex, and abstinence education.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors

PROSPER
PROSPER
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A delivery system that attempts to foster implementation of evidence-based youth and family interventions, complete with ongoing needs assessments, monitoring of implementation quality and partnership functions, and evaluation of intervention outcomes.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drugs, Marijuana/Cannabis, Tobacco

QuickReads
QuickReads
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A classroom-based program that aims to improve the reading fluency and comprehension of elementary students by utilizing grade-level, high-frequency words that reflect appropriate phonics and syllable patterns.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Raising Healthy Children
Raising Healthy Children
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A preventive intervention with teacher, parent, and child components, designed to promote positive youth development by enhancing protective factors, reducing identified risk factors, and preventing problem behaviors and academic failure.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Marijuana/Cannabis, Prosocial with Peers

Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery
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A one-on-one tutoring intervention designed to reduce the number of first-grade students who have extreme difficulty learning to read and write and to reduce the cost of these learners to educational systems.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

RealTeen
RealTeen
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An internet-based, gender-specific drug abuse prevention program intended to reduce substance use among early adolescent girls through improving personal, social, and drug refusal skills.

Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Female
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Illicit Drugs, Marijuana/Cannabis, Tobacco

Red Light, Purple Light!: A Self-Regulation Intervention
Red Light, Purple Light!: A Self-Regulation Intervention
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A preschool-based program intended to improve behavioral aspects of self-regulation in children through circle time games that target attention, working memory, and inhibitory control.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Cognitive Development, School Readiness

Reducing The Risk
Reducing The Risk
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A 16-session curriculum to reduce risky sexual behavior by teaching adolescents about reproductive anatomy, risk behaviors and consequences, abstinence, and the use of condoms and birth control to prevent HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and pregnancy.
Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Risk Behaviors

Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT)
Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT)
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An outpatient treatment program to reduce recidivism and promote recovery among justice-involved adults with a serious mental illness.
Target Population

Age: Adult
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Adult Crime

Safe Dates
Safe Dates
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A ten-session dating abuse prevention program to raise students' awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships, as well as the causes and consequences of dating abuse.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Sexual Violence, Violence, Violent Victimization

Small Schools of Choice
Small Schools of Choice
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A high school reform model that is academically non-selective but provides academically rigorous instruction in small, personalized learning environments Along with smaller size, the model emphasizes real-world relevance and personalized relationships between teachers and students.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Dropout/High School Graduation

SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness
SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness
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A health promotion program that highlights the positive image benefits of an active lifestyle to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and drug use by high school students in addition to improving their overall physical health.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Physical Health and Well-Being, Tobacco

SRA Early Interventions in Reading
SRA Early Interventions in Reading
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A supplement to regular reading instruction delivered to elementary school children with Intellectual Disability to develop reading and writing skills that should enable greater academic achievement later in school.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Steps to Respect
Steps to Respect
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An anti-bullying curriculum designed to reduce bullying and destructive bystander behaviors, increase prosocial beliefs related to bullying, and increase social-emotional skills through a grade appropriate literature unit and other educational materials and lessons.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Bullying, Prosocial with Peers

Story Talk - Interactive Book Reading Program
Story Talk - Interactive Book Reading Program
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A reading strategy intended to promote the development of language and literacy skills in young children from low-income families.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Cognitive Development, Preschool Communication/ Language Development

Strengthening Families 10-14
Strengthening Families 10-14
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A group parenting and youth skills program that aims to promote good parenting skills and positive family relationships; reduce aggressive, hostile behavior, and substance abuse in adolescence; and improve family relationships through weekly parent effectiveness training and child skills-building, followed by a family session.
Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Internalizing, Tobacco

Strong African American Families - Teen
Strong African American Families - Teen
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A family-centered group program for African-American teens living in rural communities that fosters skills for parenting, strengthens family relationships, and helps youth develop the self-regulation needed to respond effectively to risks of substance use and unsafe sexual behavior.

Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Conduct Problems, Depression, Marijuana/Cannabis, Sexual Risk Behaviors

Strong African American Families Program
Strong African American Families Program
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An interactive educational program for African American parents and their early adolescent children living in rural communities that is designed to strengthen family relationships and help adolescents develop positive behaviors and respond effectively to the risks of substance use, delinquency, and sexual involvement.

Target Population

Age: Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: African American
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Alcohol, Close Relationships with Parents, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Truancy - School Attendance

Success for All
Success for All
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A school-wide reform initiative in which instructional processes, curriculum enhancements, and improved support resources for families and staff work together to ensure that every student acquires adequate basic language skills in pre-K through 2nd grade and builds on these basic skills throughout the rest of elementary school.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Preschool Communication/ Language Development

Targeted Reading Instruction
Targeted Reading Instruction
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A teacher professional development program designed to help kindergarten and first grade classroom teachers acquire key diagnostic reading instruction strategies differentiated to meet the exact needs of individual students who are struggling with early reading.

Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Preschool Communication/ Language Development

Teaching Kids to Cope
Teaching Kids to Cope
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A classroom-based intervention designed to reduce depression and stress by enhancing coping skills in late adolescence and early adulthood.
Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Depression

Tools of the Mind
Tools of the Mind
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An Early Childhood (preschool and kindergarten) program designed to promote academic learning and prosocial behaviors by supporting the development of executive function and other regulation-related skills.

Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Cognitive Development, Conduct Problems

Transitional Jobs Program - RecycleForce
Transitional Jobs Program - RecycleForce
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A comprehensive reentry program that removes common barriers to post-release employment by providing skills training, job coaching, and help in securing transitional and permanent jobs for newly released offenders.
Target Population

Age: Adult, Early Adulthood (19-24)
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Adult Crime, Employment

Triple P System
Triple P System
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A public health approach to reach all parents in a community to enhance parental competence and prevent or alter dysfunctional parenting practices, thereby reducing family risk factors both for child maltreatment and for children's behavioral and emotional problems.
Target Population

Age: Early Childhood (3-4) - Preschool, Infant (0-2), Adult, Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Child Maltreatment, Mental Health - Other

Whole Number Foundations Level K (Roots)
Whole Number Foundations Level K (Roots)
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A 50-session small group mathematics intervention delivered as a pull-out program during the regular school day. The aim is to help strengthen whole number concepts and operations skills in students at risk for developing long-term mathematics difficulties.
Target Population

Age: Late Childhood (5-11) - K/Elementary
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program
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A nine month program that engages high school students in a minimum of 20 hours of community service learning annually with weekly meetings. The goal is to reduce rates of teen pregnancy, course failure, and academic suspension.
Target Population

Age: Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School, Early Adolescence (12-14) - Middle School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Universal Prevention

Outcomes

Academic Performance, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Teen Pregnancy

Year Up
Year Up
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A training and internship program that helps young people with limited post-secondary education get high-quality jobs by learning to work with technology, developing employment skills, and obtaining internships.
Target Population

Age: Adult, Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Selective Prevention

Outcomes

Employment, Post Secondary Education

YouthBuild
YouthBuild
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A full-time, comprehensive program aiming to help young people who lack a high school diploma and financial resources to address personal barriers to success by building skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership.

Target Population

Age: Early Adulthood (19-24), Late Adolescence (15-18) - High School
Race/Ethnicity: All
Gender: Both
Continuum of Intervention: Indicated Prevention

Outcomes

Dropout/High School Graduation, Employment

Contact

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Behavioral Science
UCB 483, Boulder, CO 80309

Email: blueprints@colorado.edu

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