Programs that Work
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
Age of Child
Early Childhood (0-8)
Middle Childhood (9-12)
Type of Setting
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Substance Use and Dependence
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
Positive Action is a comprehensive program that seeks to increase academic achievement for students in all grades as well as improve behavior such as decreased drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and reducing incidents of violent behavior or misconduct. The program can be provided universally within a school or community, or can be provided to a targeted group of high-risk students. The program brings together the participating students, their school, family, and community to positively affect the students in physical, intellectual, social and emotional ways.
The Positive Action 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: