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Reconnecting Youth (RY)

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children
Children Succeeding in School

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Students performing at grade level or meeting state curriculum standards
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
Children not experiencing anxiety or mood disorders, such as depression

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       High School
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
       Parent Education
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Mental Health
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

Reconnecting Youth (RY) is a school-based program for youth in grades 9 to 12 who are at risk for school dropout and who exhibit multiple behavior problems. The program brings together peers, school personnel, and parents to deliver interventions to reduce drug involvement, increase school performance, and decrease emotional distress.

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Program Reviews

The Reconnecting Youth (RY) 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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