A Stop Smoking in Schools Trial (ASSIST)
A peer support program to reduce the uptake of smoking among young adolescents.
Academic Performance, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Employment, Illicit Drug Use, Truancy - School Attendance
A middle school, two-year intervention that uses small group meetings designed to reduce adolescent drug abuse and school failure among high-risk adolescents by enhancing school attendance, promptness, achievement, and discipline.
Adolescent Coping with Depression
A 16-session group depression treatment program teaching teens how to deal with depression and ways to manage depression.
Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)
Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use, Physical Health and Well-Being
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 by promoting sports nutrition and exercise.
Be Proud! Be Responsible!
Sexual Risk Behaviors, STIs
A six-session group intervention to reduce risky sexual behavior (unprotected sex) leading to potential HIV/STD contraction among adolescents. It teaches self-efficacy and skills that help to avoid risky sexual behavior.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Close Relationships with Peers, Illicit Drug Use, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Truancy - School Attendance
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.
Depression, Illicit Drug Use
Focuses on reducing negative cognitions and increasing engagement in pleasant activities in an effort to prevent the onset and persistence of depression in at-risk adolescents with depressive symptoms.
Mental Health - Other, Physical Health and Well-Being
Reduces eating disorder risk factors and symptoms among female high school and college students with body image concerns, thereby preventing the onset of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)
A brief motivational intervention for high-risk college students that uses alcohol screening and feedback to reduce problem drinking, excessive drinking, and binge drinking by enhancing motivation to change, promoting healthier choices, reviewing myths and facts about alcohol, and teaching coping skills to moderate drinking.
Bright Bodies Weight Management Program
Chronic Health Problems, Obesity, Physical Health and Well-Being
A childhood obesity program that teaches inner-city kids, teens & their families about healthy weight management and how to prevent the health risks of childhood obesity with the use of nutrition education, behavior modification and exercise.
Employment, Truancy - School Attendance
Provides small learning communities within high schools, combining academic and technical career curricula, and offering workplace opportunities through partnership with local employers to enhance school engagement and performance and provide students with the credentials and skills needed to make successful transitions to post-secondary education and, eventually, a career.
Child Maltreatment, Early Cognitive Development, Externalizing
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 psychotherapeutic 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.
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
A 10-session group intervention provided by mental health professionals to reduce children's post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety resulting from exposure to violence. Also included are 1-3 individual child sessions, 2 optional parent sessions, and a teacher educational session.
Communities That Care
Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Tobacco, Violence
A prevention system designed to reduce levels of adolescent delinquency and substance use through the selection and use of effective preventive interventions tailored to a community's specific profile of risk and protection.
Academic Performance, Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use
A 16-month preventive group intervention for at-risk children in late elementary to early middle school years that includes a parent and child focus to prevent substance abuse and reduce aggressive attitudes and behaviors and, in a universal version of the program, among all school children.
EAAA (Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act) Sexual Assault Resistance Education
Sexual Violence, Violent Victimization
A four-unit program to help first-year college women resist acquaintance sexual assault by providing them with information and resistance training.
Early Literacy and Learning Model
Early Cognitive Development, Preschool Communication/Language Development
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.
Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior
A program to reduce teenage alcohol use primarily by providing information to parents delivered through the schools.
Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program
Academic Performance, Dropout/High School Graduation, Post Secondary Education
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.
Externalizing, Illicit Drug Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors
A family-based intervention to promote protection against, and reduce risk for, behavior problems, illicit drug use, alcohol use, cigarette use, and unsafe sexual behavior in Hispanic youth and adolescents.
Family Check-Up - Toddler
Conduct Problems, Externalizing, Internalizing, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth
The toddler version of the Family Check-Up (FCU) 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.
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Anxiety, Conduct Problems, Depression, Externalizing, Internalizing, Prosocial with Peers
A universal prevention program to improve mother, child, and birth outcomes through promoting coparenting quality among couples who are expecting their first child.
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.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use
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. Therapists work with families to assess family behaviors that maintain delinquent behavior, modify dysfunctional family communication, train family members to negotiate effectively, set clear rules about privileges and responsibilities, and generalize changes to community contexts and relationships.
Good Behavior Game
Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Suicide/Suicidal Thoughts, Tobacco
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.
Guiding Good Choices
Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Depression, Illicit Drug Use
A family competency training program 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.
Head Start REDI
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Emotional Regulation, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Preschool Communication/Language Development, School Readiness
An enrichment intervention integrated into the existing framework of Head Start programs using the High/Scope or Creative Curriculum.
Academic Performance, Adult Crime, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Dropout/High School Graduation, Early Cognitive Development, Employment, Post Secondary Education, Preschool Communication/Language Development, School Readiness
A preschool program that builds cognitive skills and attitudes for school success by increasing opportunities for active learning. In the long term, it aims to prevent adolescent delinquency and school dropout among "high risk" children and improve their lives as adults.
Incredible Years - Teacher Classroom Management
Conduct Problems, Emotional Regulation, Prosocial with Peers
A teacher classroom management program that provides teachers 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.
® - Child Treatment
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Conduct Problems, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Prosocial with Peers
A child treatment program used by counselors and therapists in a small group setting to treat children 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.
® - Parent
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Depression, Externalizing, Internalizing, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior
A group-based parenting program that strengthens parent competencies to promote young children’s social, emotional, and academic competence and prevent the development of conduct problems, delivered in weekly group sessions for 3-5 months.
InShape Prevention Plus Wellness
Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use
A brief prevention program to improve physical, mental and spiritual well-being of college students, ages 18-21, by connecting positive health habits and images with avoiding risky alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use.
Illicit Drug Use, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco
A six-session group-based intervention, facilitated by paraprofessionals, for youth in foster care as they transition to middle school 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.
KiVa Antibullying Program
Anxiety, Bullying, Violent Victimization
An antibullying program for grades 2-6, primarily implemented in Europe, which includes both universal actions (20 hours of student lessons) to prevent the occurrence of bullying and indicated actions to intervene in individual bullying cases.
LifeSkills Training (LST)
Alcohol, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors, STIs, Tobacco, Violence
A classroom-based, 3-year, middle school substance abuse prevention program to prevent teenage drug and alcohol abuse, adolescent tobacco use, violence and other risk behaviors. The life skills curriculum teaches students self-management skills, social skills, and drug awareness and resistance skills.
Multisystemic Therapy - Problem Sexual Behavior (MST-PSB)
Academic Performance, Adult Crime, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Mental Health - Other, Prosocial with Peers, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Sexual Violence
A juvenile sex offender treatment program to reduce criminal and antisocial behavior, especially problem sexual behavior, by providing intensive family therapy services in the youth’s natural environment over a 5-7 month period.
® (MST ®)
Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing, Illicit Drug Use, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Prosocial with Peers, Violence
A juvenile crime prevention program to enhance parenting skills and provide intensive family therapy to troubled teens and delinquent teens that empower youth to cope with the family, peer, school, and neighborhood problems they encounter - in ways that promote prosocial behavior while decreasing youth violence and other antisocial behaviors.
New Beginnings (for children of divorce)
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Externalizing, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth, Sexual Risk Behaviors
Promotes resilience in children after parental divorce by providing mothers with group- and individual-based sessions.
Nuffield Early Language Intervention
Preschool Communication/Language Development, School Readiness
An oral language program to improve children’s vocabulary, narrative skills, active listening, and confidence in independent speaking. Staff and teaching assistants work with children having language problems for 10 weeks in nursery school (ages 3-4) and 20 weeks in primary school (age 5).
A small group tutoring mathematics competency program for at-risk first grade students that includes computation, concepts, applications, and word problems.
Child Maltreatment, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Early Cognitive Development, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other, Physical Health and Well-Being, Preschool Communication/Language Development, Reciprocal Parent-Child Warmth
A nurse home visiting program for first-time pregnant mothers that sends nurses to work one-on-one with the pregnant women to improve prenatal and child rearing practices through the child’s second birthday.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Bullying, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Prosocial with Peers, Truancy - School Attendance, Violent Victimization
A bullying prevention program that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community strategies that create a safe and positive school climate, improve peer relations, and increase awareness of and reduce the opportunities and rewards for bullying behavior. This anti-bullying program offers activities designed for use in elementary, middle, junior and high schools.
Parent Management Training
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Anxiety, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing, Internalizing, Mental Health - Other
A group- or individual-based parent training program that teaches effective family management strategies and parenting skills, including skill encouragement, setting limits/positive discipline, monitoring, problem solving, and positive involvement, in order to reduce antisocial and behavior problems in children.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Child Maltreatment, Conduct Problems
A 12 week treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral problems, with one-half hour parent-child sessions, that places emphasis on improving the parent-child relationship, teaching effective parenting skills, and encouraging effective discipline.
Peer Assisted Learning Strategies
A classwide peer tutoring program for elementary school students to improve reading and mathematics skills of students through guided peer-assisted learning strategies.
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. The program has only shown impacts on obesity outcomes for girls.
POLICY: Maryland Ignition Interlock License Restriction
A statewide license restriction program for drivers with multiple alcohol-related traffic offenses to reduce alcohol-impaired driving recidivism.
Academic Performance, Alcohol, Anxiety, Bullying, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Illicit Drug Use, Positive Social/Prosocial Behavior, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco, Truancy - School Attendance, Violence
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. The classroom-based curriculum teaches understanding and management of self and how to interact with others through positive behavior, with school climate programs used to reinforce the classroom concepts school-wide.
Positive Family Support-Family Check-Up
Alcohol, Depression, Sexual Risk Behaviors, Tobacco
A family-based, 3-tiered intervention that targets adolescent problem behavior at the universal, selected, and indicated levels. Goals are to reduce problem behavior and risk for substance abuse and depression, improve family management practices and communication skills as well as adolescents' self-regulation skills and prosocial behaviors.
Provides classroom curricula, peer leadership, youth-driven extra-curricular activities, parent involvement programs, and community activism to reduce teen alcohol use, improve parent-child communication about alcohol use, increase students' self-efficacy to resist alcohol and understanding of alcohol use norms, and reduce students' ease of access to alcohol in their communities.
Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use, Tobacco, Violent Victimization
A classroom-based high school substance abuse program to promote drug awareness and prevent teen drinking, smoking, marijuana, and other hard drug use. The TND curriculum teaches students skills in self-control, communication, resource acquisition, and decision-making.
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Externalizing
A classroom-based social emotional learning program for elementary students to reduce aggression and behavior problems in children. The PATHS curriculum teaches skills in five conceptual domains: self-control, emotional understanding, positive self-esteem, relationships, and interpersonal problem solving.
Alcohol, Close Relationships with Parents, Conduct Problems, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Tobacco
As a delivery system rather than substantive program, PROSPER 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 to prevent onset and reduce use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and problem behaviors.
A reading program for elementary students with below-grade reading skills designed to build fluency and comprehension by utilizing grade-level, high-frequency words that reflect appropriate phonics and syllable patterns.
Raising Healthy Children
Academic Performance, Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Prosocial with Peers
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.
A one-to-one tutoring intervention 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.
Sexual Violence, Violence, Violent Victimization
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. It helps change adolescent norms about dating violence, equips students with skills and resources to develop healthy dating relationships, positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution.
SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness
Alcohol, Illicit Drug Use, Physical Health and Well-Being, Tobacco
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.
Steps to Respect
Bullying, Prosocial with Peers
A 12-14 week anti-bullying curriculum, plus a grade appropriate literature unit, delivered to third to sixth grade students to reduce bullying and destructive bystander behaviors, increase prosocial beliefs related to bullying, and increase social-emotional skills.
Story Talk - Interactive Book Reading Program
Early Cognitive Development, Preschool Communication/Language Development
A reading strategy intended to promote the development of language and literacy skills in young children from low-income families.
Strengthening Families 10-14
Alcohol, Antisocial-aggressive Behavior, Close Relationships with Parents, Illicit Drug Use, Internalizing, Tobacco
A 7-session group parenting and youth skills program that includes separate weekly parent effectiveness training and child skills-building, followed by a family session to promote good parenting skills and positive family relationships, proven to reduce aggressive and hostile behavior, substance abuse in adolescence, and improve family relationships.
Strong African American Families - Teen
Alcohol, Conduct Problems, Depression, Illicit Drug Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors
A family-centered group preventive intervention for black teens living in rural communities entering high school to prevent conduct problems, substance use, and depressive symptoms, and promote protective sexual behavior efficacy.
Strong African American Families Program
Alcohol, Close Relationships with Parents, Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Truancy - School Attendance
A 7-week interactive educational program for African American parents and their early adolescent children that includes separate weekly parent and child skills-building followed by a family session to reduce adolescent substance use, conduct problems, and sexual involvement.
Success for All
Academic Performance, Preschool Communication/Language Development
A schoolwide reform initiative in which specific instructional processes, curriculum enhancements, and improved support resources for families and staff come together to ensure that every student acquires adequate basic language skills in pre-K through 2nd grade and that they build on these basic skills throughout the rest of elementary school.
Targeted Reading Intervention
Academic Performance, Preschool Communication/Language Development
Individualized instruction by classroom teachers takes the form of 15-minute sessions for a struggling reader in kindergarten and first grade until the child makes rapid progress in reading and then the teacher works with another struggling reader.
Teaching Kids to Cope
A 10-session group intervention designed to reduce depression and stress by enhancing the coping skills among high school adolescents.
Treatment Foster Care Oregon
Delinquency and Criminal Behavior, Illicit Drug Use, Teen Pregnancy, Tobacco, Violence
A therapeutic foster care program that serves as an alternative to residential treatment by placing chronic delinquents in foster homes in the community with the goals of reuniting the families, reducing delinquency and teen violence, and increasing prosocial behavior and participation in prosocial activities. The program includes 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.
Triple P System
Child Maltreatment, Mental Health - Other
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.
Wyman's Teen Outreach Program
Academic Performance, Teen Pregnancy
A nine month program that engages high school students in a minimum of 20 hours of community service learning annually and weekly meetings using TOP's Changing Scenes curriculum, with a goal of reducing rates of teen pregnancy, course failure, and academic suspension.
Youth Villages YVLifeSet
Employment, Intimate Partner Violence, Mental Health - Other
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.