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Residential Student Assistance Program

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

The Residential Student Assistance Program is a substance abuse prevention program designed to prevent and reduce substance use among high-risk adolescents ages 14 to 17 who live in residential childcare facilities. Trained professionals are placed in residential facilities to provide a full range of substance abuse prevention and early intervention services including information dissemination, normative and preventive education, problem identification and referral, and community-based intervention.

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Program Reviews

The Residential Student Assistance 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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