This project was focused on developing a translational network of state-based partnerships among schools, communities, and universities, designed for broad implementation of universal, evidence-based interventions (EBIs) for youth and their families. This network is based on the PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) Partnership Model (PPM) for the dissemination of EBIs.
The project facilitated infrastructure development and built capacity for diffusion of state-based partnerships, thus laying the groundwork for creating a network of participating states.
Initiated in 1993, it is a longitudinal efficacy study to evaluate two family-focused interventions, Guiding Good Choices and Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, designed to prevent adolescent substance abuse and other problem behaviors. Multimethod, multi-informant measurement procedures were employed for collecting data when participants were at 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades.
This project performed economic analyses of adolescent substance use preventive intervention efforts led by local community teams in the context of a community-university extension partnership dissemination model.
This project was a replication study of Iowa Strengthening Families Program, called the Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth 10-14, with African-American families.