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The Promising Practices database informs professionals and community members about documented approaches to improving community health and quality of life.

The ultimate goal is to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs, practices, and policy changes. The database provides carefully reviewed, documented, and ranked practices that range from good ideas to evidence-based practices.
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Border Binge-Drinking Reduction Program (Tijuana, Mexico)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Children, Teens

Goal: The goal of this program is to reduce public health and safety problems related to U.S. teen & binge drinking in Mexico.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students (BASICS) (Seattle, WA)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse, Children, Teens

Goal: The aims of the BASICS program are 1) to reduce alcohol consumption and its adverse consequences, 2) to promote healthier choices among young adults, and 3) to provide important information and coping skills for risk reduction.

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Substance Abuse

Goal: The goal of this program is to reduce high-risk drinking behaviors.

Emergency Department "Means Restriction" Education

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Health / Prevention & Safety

Goal: The goal of Emergency Department "Means Restriction" Education is to help parents and adult caregivers of at-risk youth recognize the importance of taking immediate action to restrict access to firearms, alcohol, and prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the home.

Healthy Families New York (New York)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Social Environment / Children's Social Environment, Children, Families

Goal: The goals of HFNY are to promote positive parent-child interaction; to ensure optimal pre-natal care; to promote healthy childhood growth and development; and to enhance family functioning.

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) (Eugene, OR)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Crime & Crime Prevention, Children, Urban

Goal: Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT) is a research intervention program designed to prevent the development of aggressive and antisocial behavior.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for Juvenile Offenders

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Public Safety / Crime & Crime Prevention, Children

Goal: The ultimate goal of MST is to empower families to build a healthier environment through the mobilization of existing child, family, and community resources.

Parenting With Love and Limits (Savannah, GA)

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Social Environment / Children's Social Environment, Families

Goal: The goal of the Parenting with Love and Limits® (PLL) program is to improve behavioral problems in children by providing therapy and training to parents in order to restore a level of competent, effective parenting and create greater family connectedness.

Peacemakers Program

Filed under Evidence-Based Practice, Education / School Environment

Goal: The goal of this program is to reduce aggressive behavior among children and adolescents.