• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Monday 19th November, 2012
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Adolescent Transitions Program

ATP is a school-based intervention for early adolescents at risk of developing antisocial behavior and substance use problems. It has also been shown to slow the rate of increase in depressive symptoms among at-risk youth.The program targets family processes and aims to increase parents’ engagement in treatment and to improve parents’ family management skills, including conflict resolution, pr…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 14th January, 2010
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A Society Which Builds Peace

Designed by the Basque Government's Education Department and Human Rights Section, A Society Which Builds Peace uses debates, role-playing, videos and brain-storming to analyze the consequences of political violence. It encourages young people to consider non-violent strategies to solve human conflict, to promote sensitivity toward victims of terrorism, and to reflect on values such as respect for…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Wednesday 10th June, 2009
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Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach

Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is an alcohol and substance abuse program for young people between the ages of 12 and 22 that attempts to replace environmental factors that support this behavior with prosocial activities to support recoverThe intervention includes sessions with young people on their own, with parents alone and parents and children together. According to the yo…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Wednesday 18th March, 2009
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All Stars

All Stars is a US-designed program that has successfully reduced sexual activity and other risky behaviors, such as substance misuse, among young adolescents. It is classified as a Model Program by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).Designed primarily for young people aged between the ages of 11 and 13, All Stars targets three factors that influence children…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 19th August, 2008
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Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids

A program for male athletes providing strength-training alternatives to alcohol and illicit and performance-enhancing drugs. Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) is peer-led and interactive and is intended to be implemented by coaches during the sport season.Selected student athletes called “squad leaders” lead ten 45 minutes sessions typically delivered during a “light…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 01st July, 2008
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Aggression Replacement Training

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) was developed by Arnold Goldstein, Barry Glick and John Gibbs in the 1980s to help adolescents cope with aggressive emotions. ART incorporated theories on social skills, anger management and moral reasoning into a single intervention. The program is generally delivered over ten weeks with three hour long meetings per week. Trained facilitators lead the program…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Thursday 27th September, 2007
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Abecedarian

The Abecedarian program was introduced in 1972 among children of low-income households, mostly African American women from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It provides high quality pre-school and educational childcare for children from birth to five years from disadvantaged backgrounds. It uses a systematic curriculum of ‘educational games’ with a particular emphasis on language and cognitive skil…

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