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BEST PLUS is a brief family therapy program designed to help families cope with adolescent substance abuse and other high-risk and disruptive behaviours. Parents often experience considerable distress when they recognise adolescent substance abuse and mental...

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Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) is an established organisation, in Australia, Canada and the United States, that provides mentoring support to vulnerable young people.

The community-based BBBS program matches a young person (Little) with an older volunteer (Big) who...

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The Classwide Peer Tutoring Program (CWPT) was developed to improve early academic competence for children living in low-income areas. It is an instructional model based on reciprocal peer tutoring that can be used at any grade.

The program has been...

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Communities for Children (CfC) is a strategy that encourages healthy community environments for disadvantaged children. It is an initiative of the Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and is...

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The Families and Schools Together (FAST) programs are designed to strengthen families, enhance parenting skills, and connect families to their schools, with a view to helping children succeed academically and socially. The major intervention elements aim to...

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Family Support using Home Visitors is a key strategy for assisting highly disadvantaged communities to break the cycle of inter-generational risk. Home visitors are trained to build a trusted relationship with referred families based on shared respect, and in...

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Friendly School and Families is a whole-school bullying prevention program that incorporates evidence-based strategies to manage and prevent bullying in schools. The program provides resources to build school capacity to systematically respond to bullying,...

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FRIENDS for Life (FRIENDS) is a 10-session cognitive behaviour therapy program designed to prevent anxiety and depression in children and young people. The program teaches practical behavioural, physiological and cognitive strategies to identify and deal with...

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The PATHS curriculum provides teachers with systematic, developmentally-based lessons for teaching their students emotional literacy, self-control, social competence, positive peer relations, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. A key objective of...

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Reading Recovery is a program for children who have been in formal schooling for a year and are in the bottom 20% of their class in reading skills. Children take part daily in 30 minute individual tuition sessions lasting over a period of 12 to 20 weeks. The...

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