Substance Abuse Prevention (Children and Adolescents)

Guide to Effective Programs for Children and Youth

Sponsoring Agency

Child Trends

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.childtrends.org/

Resource URL
http://childtrends.org/_catdisp_page.cfm?LID=CD56B3D7-2F05-4F8E-BCC99B05A4CAEA04

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Promotion

Age Group(s) Served

  • Prenatal
  • 0-25 years

Setting(s)

  • school
  • family
  • home
  • clinic or provider based

Area(s) of Interest

  • school
  • physical heath
  • life skills

Special Population(s)

  • at-risk boys
  • at-risk girls

Is Outcome Information Provided?

Outcome information for each program/practice is provided.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
No.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.childtrends.org/Lifecourse/definitions.htm#categorization

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Provides links to program materials or resources for more information.

Additional Information on this resource:
Programs are searchable by outcome areas and ages.

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Program Tool – Helping America’s Youth

Sponsoring Agency
Helping America’s Youth

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.helpingamericasyouth.gov

Resource URL
http://www.findyouthinfo.org/DefaultSearch.aspx?sc=ProgramTool

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion

Age Group(s) Served

  • 0-20 years

Setting(s)

  • correctional
  • school
  • family
  • community contexts

Area(s) of Interest

  • family
  • school
  • community

Special Population(s)

  • at-risk boys
  • at-risk girls

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Yes.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
No.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.findyouthinfo.org/ContentPage.aspx?cpid=147

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Yes.

Additional Information on this resource:
The database of practices and programs can be searched by risk factors, protective factors or keywords.

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National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

Sponsoring Agency
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Sponsoring Agency Home Page

http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov

Resource URL
http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/find.asp

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Co-occurring Disorders

Age Group(s) Served

  • 0-5 ( Early Childhood)
  • 6-12 (Childhood)
  • 13-17 (Adolescent)
  • 18-25 (Young Adult)
  • 26-55 (Adult)
  • 55+ (Older Adult)

Setting(s)

  • urban
  • suburban
  • rural and/or frontier
  • tribal
  • inpatient
  • residential
  • outpatient
  • home
  • school
  • workplace
  • correctional
  • other community settings

Area(s) of Interest

  • alcohol
  • consumer/family-operated care
  • criminal/juvenile justice
  • environmental strategies
  • HIV/AIDS
  • homelessness
  • older adults/aging
  • seclusion and restraint alternatives
  • suicide prevention
  • tobacco/smoking
  • violence prevention

Special Population(s)
Ethnicities of individuals included in research studies are reported for each program/practice.

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Yes.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
Yes.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/about-evidence.asp

Is Practice Material Information Provided?

Yes.

Additional Information on this resource:
The database of practices and programs can be searched by gender, ethnicity, age, setting, areas of interest, evaluation/study designs, and implementation history.

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Blueprints for Violence Prevention

Sponsoring Agency
University of Colorado at Boulder, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints

Resource URL
http://ibs.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprintsquery/

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Promotion

Age Group(s) Served
Adolescents

Setting(s)

  • school
  • family

Area(s) of Interest

  • violence prevention

Special Population(s)

  • at-risk boys
  • at-risk girls

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Yes.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
Yes.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/blueprints/criteria.html

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Provides contact information to obtain more information on programs/practices.

Additional Information on this resource:
Database is searchable by risk factor, age, audience, program type and by ‘model’ or ‘promising’ programs.

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California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC)

Sponsoring Agency
California Healthy Kids (California Departments of Education and Public Health)

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.californiahealthykids.org/

Resource URL
http://www.californiahealthykids.org/rvalidated.html#Programs

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Age Group(s) Served

  • PK-12

Setting(s)

  • in-school settings
  • after-school programs

Area(s) of Interest

  • Alcohol and other drug-use prevention programs
  • HIV/STD prevention programs
  • Safe Learning Environments programs
  • Tobacco-use prevention education programs

Special Population(s)
Ethnicities of individuals who participated in research on practices/programs are provided.

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Outcomes are described after the program description by clicking on “Research.”

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
Program costs are given when applicable.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.californiahealthykids.org/rvalidated.html#Standards

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Provides links to program publisher/producer information.

Additional Information on this resource:

The Resource Center contains interactive charts for each behavioral health topic.

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Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

Sponsoring Agency

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDAHome.html

Resource URL
http://www.nida.nih.gov/Prevention/examples.html

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention

Age Group(s) Served
K-12

Setting(s)

  • school
  • home

Area(s) of Interest

  • family strengthening
  • athletics

Special Population(s)

  • at-risk boys
  • at-risk girls

Is Outcome Information Provided?
No.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
No.

Criteria

Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.nida.nih.gov/Prevention/examples.html

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Lists contact info to obtain more information on practices/programs

Additional Information on this resource:
This tool simply provides a list of programs that are presented within their audience category (universal, selective, indicated, or tiered).

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Model Programs Guide

Sponsoring Agency
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/programs/mpg.html

Resource URL
http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/programs/ProgSearch.asp

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Mental Health Treatment

Age Group(s) Served

  • 0-3
  • 3-5
  • 6-12
  • 12-18

Setting(s)

  • urban
  • suburban
  • rural
  • tribal

Area(s) of Interest

  • academic problems
  • aggression/violence
  • ATOD
  • family functioning
  • gang activity
  • sexual activity/exploitation
  • delinquency
  • trauma exposure

Special Population(s)

  • first time offenders
  • mentally ill offenders
  • less serious offenders
  • chronic/serious offenders
  • sex offenders
  • status offenders
  • young offenders
  • truant/dropout

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Outcome information for each program/practice is provided.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?

No.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www2.dsgonline.com/mpg/ratings.aspx

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Program developer contact information is given.

Additional Information on this resource:
Users can search the database by program topics and subtopics.

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Programs that Work

Sponsoring Agency
Promising Practices Network on Children, Families, and Communities

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://www.promisingpractices.net

Resource URL
http://www.promisingpractices.net/programs.asp

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion

Age Group(s) Served

  • early childhood
  • middle childhood
  • adolescence

Setting(s)

  • After-School Care
  • Child Care / Preschool
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Home Visiting
  • Middle School

Area(s) of Interest

  • juvenile justice
  • poverty/welfare
  • teen sex/pregnancy
  • violent behavior

Special Population(s)
None indicated.

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Outcome areas and indicators for each program/practice are provided.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?

Costs are given for some programs under ‘funding.’

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://www.promisingpractices.net/criteria.asp

Is Practice Material Information Provided?
Implementation resources and issues to consider are provided.

Additional Information on this resource:
Users can search the database by outcome areas, indicators, topics (age, setting, service), evidence level or alphabetically.

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Social Programs that Work

Sponsoring Agency
Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy

Sponsoring Agency Home Page
http://evidencebasedprograms.org/wordpress/

Resource URL

http://evidencebasedprograms.org/wordpress/

Behavioral Health Topics Addressed

  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Mental Health Treatment

Age Group(s) Served

  • early childhood
  • K-12

Setting(s)

  • school
  • home

Area(s) of Interest

  • crime and violence prevention
  • employment and welfare
  • youth development
  • international development

Special Population(s)
Ethnicities of individuals included in research studies are reported for each program/practice.

Is Outcome Information Provided?
Outcome information for each program/practice is provided.

Is Practice Cost Information Provided?
Program/practice costs are given.

Criteria
Research evidence criteria used may be found at http://evidencebasedprograms.org/wordpress/?page_id=9

Is Practice Material Information Provided?

Links for program websites are given.

Additional Information on this resource:
Provides policymakers and practitioners with clear, actionable information on what works, as demonstrated in scientifically-valid studies, that they can use to improve the lives of the people they serve.

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