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The PPN site features descriptions of evaluated programs that improve outcomes for children. Below is a complete list of all programs on the PPN site listed according to their evidence level.

View Programs by Evidence Level

Programs are reviewed and assigned to one of the evidence level categories shown below, according to a number of evidence criteria. All of the programs on the PPN site have been screened for quality and to ensure that they have evidence of positive effects.

Proven Programs

Promising Programs

Proven/Promising Programs

Other Reviewed Programs

What does it mean when a program is listed as Proven, Promising, or Other Reviewed Programs?   Read more about the criteria used to evaluate programs.

Proven Programs

The Abecedarian Project

Accelerated Reader

Adolescent Coping with Depression Course

Attachment-Based Family Therapy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Child-Parent Centers

Class Wide Peer Tutoring Program

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

Coping with Stress Course

DARE to be You

Early Head Start

The Effective Learning Program

Family Thriving Program


Guiding Good Choices

Healthy Families New York (HFNY)

HighScope Perry Preschool Program

Incredible Years

LifeSkills Training

Midwestern Prevention Project/Project STAR

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

New Hope Project

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP)

Nurse Family Partnership

Project ALERT

Project Northland

Reading Recovery

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Promising Programs

Accelerated Academics Academy (AAA)

Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

Be Proud! Be Responsible!

Child Development Project

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Teacher Training Workshop

Cognitive Relaxation Coping Skills

Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)

Communities In Schools

Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition

Coping Cat

Core Knowledge

Counselors Care (CARE)

Creating Lasting Family Connections

Direct Instruction

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early Intervention in Reading

Father/Male Involvement Preschool Teacher Education Program

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Get Real About AIDS

Go Grrrls

Head Start

Healthy Start

Healthy Steps for Young Children

Hip-Hop to Health Jr.

Know Your Body

Making Proud Choices!

New York City's Small Schools of Choice

Parent-Child Home Program

Parents as Teachers

Parents' Fair Share

Partners in Reading

Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)

Postponing Sexual Involvement/Human Sexuality Educational Series

Primary and Secondary Control Enhancement Training

Project TRUST

Reaching Educators, Children, and Parents (RECAP)

Reciprocal Teaching

Reducing the Risk

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)

Safe Child Program


Seattle Social Development Project

Second Step Violence Prevention

Self Center (School-Linked Reproductive Health Services)

Smart Start

Social Decision Making / Problem Solving


Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE)

Syracuse Family Development Research Program

Talent Development Secondary

Targeted Reading Intervention (TRI)

Team Accelerated Instruction: Math

Teen Talk


Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Triple Play

Who Do You Tell?

Wyman's Teen Outreach Program

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Proven / Promising Programs

Family Foundations

Family Support and Parenting Education in the Home

Infant Health and Development Program

Quantum Opportunity Program (QOP)

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Other Reviewed Programs

Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success

Across Ages

Aggression Replacement Training

Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

All Stars

All Stars (Core Program)


Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program

Bilingual Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition

Brief Strategic Family Therapy

Career Academies

Check & Connect


Children in Between

Class Action

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA)

Community of Caring

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)

Connect with Kids

Coping Power Program


Dialogic Reading

Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers (EIP)

Early Risers 'Skills for Success' Program

Enhanced Proactive Reading

Everyday Mathematics

The Expert Mathematician

Facing History and Ourselves

Families And Schools Together (FAST)

Family Check-Up

Family Matters

Fast ForWord Language

FAST Track

Financial Incentives for Teen Parents to Stay in School

Focus on Families

Functional Family Therapy

Good Behavior Game

Growing Healthy

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

I CAN Learn Pre-Algebra and Algebra

I Can Problem Solve

Instructional Conversations and Literature Logs

Interactive Shared Book Reading

Keep A Clear Mind (KACM)

Keepin' it R.E.A.L. (Refuse, Explain, Avoid, Leave)

Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)

Lessons in Character

Let Each One Teach One Mentor Program

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence

Lions-Quest Working Toward Peace

Michigan Model for Comprehensive School Health Education

Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program

Multidimensional Family Therapy

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Not On Tobacco

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

Open Circle Curriculum

OSLC Treatment Foster Care

Parent Child Development Center

Parenting Wisely

Parenting With Love and Limits


The Peacemakers Program: Violence Prevention for Students in Grades 4-8

Peers Making Peace

Phonological Awareness Training

Phonological Awareness Training plus Letter Knowledge Training

Positive Action

Preventive Treatment Program

Primary Mental Health Project


Project EX


Project Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

Project Toward No Tobacco Use (Project TNT)

Project Venture

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies (PATHS)

Protecting You / Protecting Me

Reading Mastery

Reconnecting Youth (RY)

Residential Student Assistance Program

Resources, Education, and Care in the Home (REACH)

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)

Safe Dates

Saxon Middle School Math

Say It Straight Training

SCARE Program

School Transitional Environmental Program

Schools and Families Educating Children (SAFE Children)

Shared Book Reading

SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together)

SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) Under 12 Outreach Project (SNAP ORP)

Sound Foundations

Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families

Strengthening Families Program

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Strong African American Families (SAAF) Program

Talent Search

Teaching Students to be Peacemakers

Teenage Health Teaching Modules

The Think Time Strategy

Too Good for Drugs

Too Good for Drugs and Violence

Too Good for Violence

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Twelve Together

University of Chicago School Mathematics Project (UCSMP) Algebra

Vocabulary Improvement Program for English Language Learners and Their Classmates

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