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Keep A Clear Mind (KACM)

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
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Program Overview

Keep a Clear Mind (KACM) is a take-home drug education program designed to influence known risk factors for substance use among upper elementary school students ages 8 to 12. The universal program seeks to teach children refusal skills to avoid substance use including "gateway" drugs.

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Program Reviews

The Keep A Clear Mind (KACM) 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)

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