Evaluation

Evaluation Outcomes

In 2004 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) awarded PV Model Program Status based on consistent outstanding evaluation data over several years. PV was designed for and tested with early adolescents in grades 5-9 in American Indian school and community settings in rural and low-socioeconomic areas. Evaluation outcomes incluse: in 2001 program participants demonstrated a 32% decrease in past 30-day alcohol use (p<.05); in 2003 program participants did not significantly (p<.05) increase alcohol or marijuana use compared to control group youth, who increased use by 16% and 14% respectively; and the National Study of High Risk Youth found that two years after program enrollment, PV participants had a 25% increase in past 30-day alchohol use (p<.05), compared to a 64% (p<.05) increase seen in control youth group.

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