Program Criteria:

The following criteria characterize all programs that are recommended by the PNRC:

  1. Sufficient evidence of positive effects (without apparent adverse effects) exists, consistent with the Society for Prevention Research "Standards of Evidence" ( Flay et al., 2005)
  2. Contributes to the fostering of nurturing environments (within or across the domains of family, education, and/or community)
  3. Implementation resources and information are readily available and accessible to neighborhoods
  4. Has an efficient and effective training system that promotes implementation quality
  5. Adaptable across diverse populations

The following criteria characterize most programs that are recommended by the PNRC:

  1. Neighborhood-wide and universal access
  2. Evidence of an impact on the incidence or prevalence of one or more target indicators in a defined population such as a neighborhood, school or community
  3. Multiple successful replications have been completed across locations, cultures, and other relevant dimensions
  4. Examples exist of where the program has been successful and these examples are accessible to newly interested communities
  5. Consists of quality effective and efficient programming (that does not place a major burden on the neighborhood/community)
  6. Cost information is available

The following criteria characterize some programs that are recommended by the PNRC:

  1. Works across multiple age groups
  2. Has early effects that can be observed within the first two years after program implementation
  3. Evidence exists of cost-efficient and sustainable use of human and financial resources