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Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

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
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Cognitive Development / School Performance
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence is a school-based comprehensive youth development program designed to support the development life and citizenship skills among young adolescents in grades 6 to 8. The program involves educators, parents, and community members along with participating youth in a school-based intervention that include the components of the school curriculum, parent involvement, positive school climate, community involvement, and school staff training and follow-up support.

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Program Reviews

The Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence 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. 77-79 PDF file

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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