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Eval11 Poster 135: A Quasi-Study of A National Implementation: Identifying Protective Factors to Help Youth from Military Families 

11-30-2011 12:13

This study investigated the efficacy of Stay on Track, an evidence-based program, through a quasi-experimental design. The national evaluation methodology was replicated to examine the quality of implementation and adherence to program material in 12 Utah classrooms. Levels of risk and protective factors were examined to determine if the results for Stay on Track participants from military families differed from those in the general population. The data were further examined to determine whether the same variables differed among students dealing with a parent's deployment in comparison with students reporting no current family member on deployment. Previous studies conducted by NCPRS have shown that the program empowers youth by providing knowledge and life skills relevant to health-promoting behavior. The intervention has been associated with short-term improvements in student motivation to abstain from substance use, personal competence skills, healthy interpersonal and social skills, and selection of a healthy social environment.

#2011Conference #SocialSkills #DisabilitiesandOtherVulnerablePopulations #Deployment #ArtsCultureandAudiences #PersonalCompetence #Alcohol,DrugAbuse,andMentalHealth #ProtectiveFactors #StayonTrack #RiskFactors #HealthEvaluation #Evidencebasedprogram #Prek-12EducationalEvaluation #MilitaryFamilies

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