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Preventive Treatment Program

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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)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Juvenile Justice
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence
       Violent Behavior

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

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Program Overview

Preventive Treatment Program targets boys ages 7 to 9 who display problem behaviors in kindergarten. The program includes training for parents on how to monitor behavior, positively reinforce prosocial behavior, use punishment in more effective ways, and how to better deal with family crises. Boys who participate in the program receive social skills training to improve their prosocial skills and self-control. The overall goals of the program are to decrease delinquency, substance use, and gang involvement.

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Program Reviews

The Preventive Treatment 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:

Blueprints for Violence Prevention

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OJJDP Model Programs Guide

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