Programs with General Access

When implemented, these programs are widely accessible to community members, creating a broad platform for community-wide change.

Program NameDomainDevelopmental Phases
Big Brothers Big Sisters Community Childhood, Early Adolescence, Adolescence
Good Behavior Game Education Childhood
Guiding Good Choices Family Early Adolescence
Life Skills Training Education Childhood, Early Adolescence, Adolescence
PATHS Education Childhood
PATHS Preschool Education Early Childhood
Play and Learning Strategies Family Infancy and Toddlerhood
Positive Action Education, Community, Family Early Childhood, Childhood, Early Adolescence, Adolescence
Raising Healthy Children Education, Family Childhood, Early Adolescence
Strengthening Families 10-14 Family Early Adolescence
The Incredible Years Education, Family Early Childhood, Childhood
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program Family Infancy and Toddlerhood, Early Childhood, Childhood

Programs for Special Populations (limited access)

When implemented, these programs pertain to a limited portion of the community. The PNRC largely recommends use of these programs only in cases where program need is clearly indicated and program implementation does not exclude a larger continuum of programming serving the entire community.

Program NameDomainDevelopmental Phases
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care Family Early Childhood, Childhood, Early Adolescence, Adolescence
Nurse-Family Partnership Family Infancy and Toddlerhood, Prenatal


Programs for 18- to 22-year-olds: The least developed aspect of neighborhood-based efforts to ensure young people's successful development concerns 18- to 22-year-olds. The PNRC search did not identify any evidence-based programs that could be adopted within a neighborhood, that met the broader PNRC set of criteria for programs, and that were designed to promote successful post-secondary preparation for career and life.

Information about the program criteria.