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Resources: Evidence-Based Youth Programs

If you are looking for an evidence-based program that will help you achieve positive outcomes with youth participants, these resources may help.

Building Protective and Promotive Factors in Afterschool

This brief summarizes research into what after-school programs can do to strengthen protective and promotive factors in the areas of substance use, problem behaviors, and academic performance. Child Trends.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

This site helps you identify evidence-based programs that help young people reach their full potential. Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, University of Colorado Boulder.

Clearinghouses and Evidence-Based Resources

Designed for policymakers, this document provides a list of clearinghouses and evidence-based resources compiled by topic. Research-to-Policy Collaboration.

Guide to Evidence-Based Clearinghouses

The purpose of this guide is to assist educators in using clearinghouses to select evidence-based practices, activities, strategies, and interventions. Designed for the education sector, this guide may also be of use to youth program planners. American Institutes for Research.

Resources for Mentoring Programs

The National Mentoring Resource Center provides a collection of mentoring handbooks, curricula, manuals, and other resources that practitioners can use to implement and further develop program practices.

The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

This extensive website includes research, reflections, and practice tips for evidence-based mentoring programs. Program Directory

The Program Directory features evidence-based programs whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people.

HHS Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review identified programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors.