Promising Practices

The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Local

Filed under Local, Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Children, Teens, Urban

Goal: The objective of this program is to increase life skills such as risk assessment, decision-making and drug resistance, while enhancing anti-drug norms and attitudes.

Local

Filed under Local, Effective Practice, Education / Student Performance K-12, Children, Teens

Goal: The goal of Project SOAR is to promote academic success among youth at Galveston Elementary School.

Local

Filed under Local, Effective Practice, Education / School Environment, Children, Teens

Goal: This program's primary goals are to teach young people about emotions, including anger and aggression, and to help them recognize alternatives to violent behavior and aggressive responses.

Local

Note: This practice has been Archived.

Filed under Local, Evidence-Based Practice, Social Environment / Family Structure, Children, Teens, Families, Rural

Goal: The goal of this project was to prevent substance abuse among high-risk youth in Arizona.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Teens

Goal: The goal of the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach is to help adolescents recover from alcohol and drug addiction.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases, Teens, Urban

Goal: The goal of Adolescents Living Safely is to prevent HIV infection and AIDS among runaway adolescents.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Teens

Goal: To reduce the number of older adolescents who progress to established smoking.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Teens

Goal: A.S.P.I.R.E aims to reduce teen tobacco use by helping current smokers to quit and preventing non-smokers from beginning to smoke.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Children, Teens, Urban

Goal: ASSIST aims to develop a diverse group consisting of young people that will then influence their peers to defy the idea of smoking thus reducing the number of adolescent smokers and reducing its health effects.

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Teen & Adolescent Health, Teens

Goal: The goal of Assisting in Rehabilitating Kids is to increase abstinence and safer sex behaviors among substance-dependent adolescents.

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