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Program Goals The Indianapolis (Indiana) Directed Patrol program was designed after the Kansas City (MO) Gun Experiment of 1992–93, which used aggressive traffic enforcement to seize illegal weapons in a high-crime area. After the success of this experiment in seizing illegal firearms to reduce violent crime, the Indianapolis Police Department ...
Program Goals/ Target Population Narrative Exposure Therapy for traumatized children and adolescents (KidNET) is an individual-level psychosocial treatment that aims to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in traumatized refugee children. Targeted behaviors include PTSD–related symptoms and behaviors, as well as other mental health symptoms and the ability to function. The ...
Program Goals The rise of the crack epidemic in the late 1980s led to substantial increases in crack-related crime in U.S. cities, placing a large burden on law enforcement. It was reported that street blocks where drugs were sold had levels of crime and violence that were three to four ...
Program Goals Child–Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) is a dyadic, relationship-based treatment for parents and young children, which aims to help restore normal developmental functioning in the wake of domestic violence and trauma. CPP concentrates on restoring the attachment relationships that are negatively affected by violence, establishing a sense of safety and trust ...
Program Goals The Early Risers ‘Skills for Success’ Program is a comprehensive preventive intervention that targets elementary school children (ages 6 to 10) who are at high risk for early development of conduct problems (i.e., who display early aggressive, disruptive, or nonconformist behaviors). The Early Risers Program aims to prevent high-risk ...
Program Goals CARE (Care, Assess, Respond, Empower), also called Counselors CARE (C–CARE), is a school-based, brief assessment and crisis intervention for youth at risk for suicide. The CARE protocol is designed to empower youths and engage social support by connecting youths at risk of suicide to a caring person from their ...
Program Goals/Target PopulationMedia Detective is a media literacy education and substance use prevention program for third through fifth grade students. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the onset of underage alcohol and tobacco use by increasing students’ critical thinking skills about media messages, particularly those related ...
Program GoalsThe overriding goal of the Multisystemic Therapy (MST) model is to keep adolescents who have exhibited serious clinical problems (e.g., drug abuse, violence, severe emotional disturbance) at home, in school, and out of trouble. Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST–CAN) adopts the principles of MST by treating ...
Program Goals/Target PopulationMedia Ready is a media literacy education and substance use prevention program for sixth through eighth grades students. The goal of the program is to prevent or delay the onset of underage alcohol and tobacco use by increasing students’ critical thinking skills about media messages, particularly those related ...
Program GoalsDARE to be You (DTBY) is a multilevel prevention program aimed at high-risk families with children ages 2–5. The program is designed to lower children’s risk of future substance abuse and other high-risk activities by improving aspects of parenting that contribute to children’s resiliency. DTBY combines three supporting aspects—educational ...
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