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The Staying Connected with Your Teen® program works!

Program Results

The Staying Connected with Your Teen program is recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with a rating of "Effective" in OJJDP's Model Programs Guide. OJJDP has rated the Staying Connected with Your Teen program effective in reducing:

  • favorable attitudes about substance abuse
  • initiation of substance abuse or sex
  • violent behavior.

Research has shown the self-administered version of the program to be effective in reaching and positively impacting behaviors of families who are unlikely to attend regularly scheduled group meetings due to busy schedules or reluctance to discuss family issues in public.†

Program Recognition

The Staying Connected with Your Teen program is recognized as:

  • Effective, Model Programs Guide, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
  • Best Practice, Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)
  • Model Program, Strengthening America's Families
  • Evidence-Based Program, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Level 2 Program, Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP)
  • Promising Program, Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov

†Program tested under its previous name, Parents Who Care. Source: Haggerty, K., et al. 2006. Participation in 'Parents Who Care': Predicting program initiation and exposure in two different program formats. Journal of Primary Prevention 27 (1): 47-65.