Programs that Work
Residential Student Assistance Program
Healthy and Safe Children
Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Age of Child
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Substance Use and Dependence
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
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.
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: