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Science-Based Programs List

Provides a list of science-based programs that meet these standards and have demonstrated effectiveness in preventing youth drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior.

Science-based prevention programs are those programs determined to be effective by any one of the following agencies:

Only those Research-Validated, Blueprint, or NREPP rated programs that also meet the following criteria are included on the list:

  1. Universal, selected, and/or indicated prevention program
  2. Prevent alcohol, tobacco, or drug use; disruptive behavior and violence; and
  3. Target students in one or more grades K-12

Approved

NOTE: Information about individual program outcomes and effectiveness is well documented by the agencies that reviewed these programs. Program descriptions and evidence of program effectiveness should be viewed at the above listed Web sites prior to program adoption and periodically as part of on-going program evaluation.

Program Name

Program Setting/Grades

CHKRC R-V

CSPV Blueprint

NREPP

All Stars™

6 - 8

Yes

No

No

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices PreK - 1 No No Yes

ATLAS (Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids)

9 - 12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Big Brothers Big Sisters

K - 12

No

Yes

Yes

Botvin's LifeSkills Training

3 - 9

Yes

Yes

Yes

Brief Strategic Family Therapy Families (9 - 12) No No Yes

Caring School Community/ Child Development Project

K - 6

Yes

No

No

Class Action

11 - 12

Yes

No

Yes

Creating Lasting Family Connections

6 - 12

Yes

No

Yes

Early Risers Skills for Success
K - 6
No No
Yes
Families and Schools Together (FAST) Families (K - 6) No No Yes

Families That Care: Guiding Good Choices

4 - 8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Functional Family Therapy

5 - 12

No

Yes

No

I Can Problem Solve

PreK - 6

Yes

No

No

Incredible Years

K - 3

No

Yes

Yes

Keepin’ It Real

6 - 8

Yes

No

Yes

Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence

6 - 8

Yes

No

Yes

Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program

6 - 8

Yes

No

No

Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) 9 - 12 No No Yes

Olweus Bullying Prevention

K - 8

No

Yes

No

PeaceBuilders

K - 8

Yes

No

No

Peacemakers

4 - 8

Yes

No

Yes

Positive Action

K - 12

Yes

Yes

No

Primary Project

K - 3

No

No

Yes

Project ALERT

6 - 8

Yes

No

Yes

Project Northland

6 - 8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project SUCCESS

9 - 12

No

No
Yes

Project Toward No Drug Abuse

9 - 12

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project Toward No Tobacco Use

5 - 8

Yes

No

Yes

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

K - 5

Yes

Yes

Yes

Protecting You/Protecting Me 1 - 5 No No Yes

Reconnecting Youth

9 - 12

Yes

No

Yes

Residential Student Assistance Program

9 - 12

Yes

No

Yes

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways

6 - 8

No

No

Yes

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program
K - 12
No No
Yes
Reward & Reminder Community No No Yes
SAFE Children: Schools and Families Educating Children Families (1) No No Yes

Safe Dates

8 - 9

No

Yes

Yes

Second Step

PreK - 8

Yes

No

Yes

S. S. GRIN - Social Skills Group Intervention
3 - 5
Yes
No Yes
SPORT 8 - 12 No Yes Yes
Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families Families (6 - 8) No No Yes

State-Wide Indian Drug Prevention Program

4 - 5

Yes

No

No

Storytelling for Empowerment 9 - 12 No No Yes

Strengthening Families Program

Families (PreK - 10)

No No
Yes

Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14

Families (4 - 9)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Success in Stages: Build Respect, Stop Bullying

1 - 12

No

No

Yes

Too Good for Drugs

K - 12

No

No
Yes
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