Evaluating the Impact of Indiana Area Communities That Care

David L. Myers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Michael Arter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

ABSTRACT
Communities That Care (CTC) is a research-based operating system designed to help communities promote the positive development of children and prevent adolescent problem behaviors, through the identification and reduction of risk factors and the enhancement of protective factors. Indiana, PA, is one of approximately 125 Pennsylvania communities that have adopted the CTC approach to prevention. This paper will examine the impact of Indiana Area CTC, int erms of risk factor and problem behavior reduction, protective factor enhancement, and the general effectiveness of specific programs implemented in the past 3 years at the family, school, and community levels.

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