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Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices


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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Indicators
Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Out of School Time
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices is an early-childhood prevention program targeting children ages 3 to 8. The program seeks to promote the protective factor of social emotional competence and to decrease the risk factor of early and persistent aggression or antisocial behaviors among young children.

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Program Reviews

The Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.

This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below:

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

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 47-49PDF file


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