Use of a social and character development program to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students in Hawaii.

@article{Beets2009UseOA,
  title={Use of a social and character development program to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students in Hawaii.},
  author={Michael W. Beets and Brian R. Flay and Samuel Vuchinich and Frank J Snyder and Alan C. Acock and Kin-Kit Li and K. Burns and Isaac Joel Washburn and Joseph A. Durlak},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={1438-45}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed the effectiveness of a 5-year trial of a comprehensive school-based program designed to prevent substance use, violent behaviors, and sexual activity among elementary-school students. METHODS We used a matched-pair, cluster-randomized, controlled design, with 10 intervention schools and 10 control schools. Fifth-graders (N = 1714) self-reported on lifetime substance use, violence, and voluntary sexual activity. Teachers of participant students reported on student (N… CONTINUE READING

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