Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program


The prevention projects of the multi-faceted Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program involve partnerships between school personnel, youth, and parents. They focus on the following:

  • Testing school-based models for preventing drug abuse, school dropout, depression, and suicide behaviors among high-risk youth; and
  • The effect of psychosocial risk and protective factors on adolescent development within family, friendship, and school contexts.

All participants benefit by advancing knowledge of school-based interventions that work to enhance those factors linked with decreases of high-risk behavior and increases in school success.