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Featured Programs and Practices Implemented in Rural Settings

Strong African American Families

This is a parental training and family therapy program targeted at rural African American families designed to reduce youths’ substance use and sexual activity. The program is rated Effective. 

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

This is a family-based intervention that seeks to reduce substance use and other problem behaviors in youth ages 10–14. The program is rated Promising.


This is a home-visitation program that aims to prevent and address factors associated with child abuse and neglect. The program is rated Promising.

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A Practice is a general category of programs, strategies, or procedures that share similar characteristics with regard to the issues they address and how they address them. Practice profiles tell us about the average results from multiple evaluations of similar programs, strategies, or procedures.

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