Programs that Work
Preventive Treatment Program
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
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
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.
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: