Educators and Practitioners Page

These pages are intended for educators and practitioners who work directly with children, youth, and families. You can find information on youth development and the status of youth well-being, the costs of problem behaviors, as well as information about how communities and states can help build families, schools, and communities that foster successful development.You will also find tools to help support your program decisions, including detailed information on evidence-based programs to help youth and families succeed.

Please note that although the majority of the data we present for illustrative purposes are from Oregon, the content is relevant across geographic regions.

INFORMATION

A General Overview

Our Current Condition: The Prevalence of Problems

The Cost of Youth Problem Behaviors

Benefits of Positive Youth Development

Research-based Principles for Raising Successful Youth
(for a more complete list of principles and what parents, schools, and community members can do to raise successful yourth, click here)

What Schools Can Do to Raise Successful Youth

Building Strong Families

Building More Effective Schools

Building Strong Communities

Building a More Effective Juvenile Justice System

Building an Effective System for Supporting Positive Youth Development

The Cost-Benefit of Prevention

Moving Forward

Priority Recommendations

Action Steps Revisited

References

TOOLS

Standards of Evidence for identifying evidence-based programs, from the Society for Prevention Research

Decision Support System for selecting and managing effective interventions

EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS TO HELP CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES

OTHER

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