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November 1, 2019

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is an intervention for children (ages 2-12 years) and their parents or caregivers that focuses on decreasing externalized child behavior problems (e.g., defiance, aggression), increasing positive parent behaviors, and improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. It teaches parents traditional play-therapy skills to improve parent-child interactions and problem-solving skills to manage… Read More

November 1, 2019

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a home visitation program that provides first time mothers with guidance and support in developing effective childrearing practices with the goal of improving long-term outcomes for mother and child. The program begins in pregnancy, when NFP nurses initiate home visitations with pregnant women who are predisposed to infant health and developmental… Read More

August 14, 2019

Webinar: Navigating the upgraded Blueprints website

To promote public interest in experimentally proven interventions and make our efforts more accessible, we launched on May 21, 2019 an upgraded website in order to fulfill our mission of promoting interventions that work. This seven-minute webinar is designed to ease in the transition of helping individuals navigate our new site.

July 24, 2019

Treatment Foster Care Oregon

The Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) program was developed as an alternative to institutional, residential, and group care placement for adjudicated teenagers with histories of chronic and severe criminal behavior. The two main goals of TFCO are to create opportunities for youth to successfully live in a family setting and to simultaneously help parents (or… Read More

June 26, 2019

Promoting Health Among Teens! (Comprehensive)

The program is a 12-hour HIV/sexually transmitted infections (STI) and pregnancy-prevention intervention for African American teens that offers optional booster sessions and one-on-one meetings for up to two years following program completion. It aims to increase knowledge of HIV and STIs, strengthen behavioral beliefs supporting abstinence, strengthen behavioral beliefs supporting condom use, increase skills to… Read More

June 26, 2019

Parent Management Training (PMT)

Parent Management Training is a 14-week parent-training intervention that is designed to improve oppositional/defiant behaviors in children and adolescents. The program is delivered to parents and children in 12 consecutive weekly sessions lasting 75 minutes, with the 13th session occurring 2 weeks later. Parents learn to be more consistent and contingent in their behavior management… Read More

June 26, 2019

Communities That Care (CTC)

Communities That Care (CTC) is a prevention system, grounded in science that gives communities the tools to address their adolescent health and behavior problems through a focus on empirically identified risk and protective factors. CTC provides a structure for engaging community stakeholders, a process for establishing a shared community vision, tools for assessing levels of… Read More

June 26, 2019

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic Therapy® (MST®) is an intensive family- and home-based treatment that strives to create healthier families and reduce recidivism among chronic, violent, or substance-abusing male and female juvenile offenders at risk of out-of-home placement. MST seeks to improve the real-world functioning of youth by changing their natural settings – home, school, and neighborhood – in… Read More

June 24, 2019

Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT)

Rochester Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (R-FACT) is an outpatient treatment program to reduce recidivism and promote recovery among justice-involved adults with a serious mental illness. The program is an adaptation of assertive community treatment (ACT), developed to prevent psychiatric hospitalization and promote housing stability. However, ACT alone has not been shown to reduce recidivism. R-FACT… Read More

June 24, 2019

Child First

Child FIRST (Family Interagency, Resource, Support, and Training) is a home-based program that aims to alleviate the effects of trauma and stress in order to prevent or reduce emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect in prenatal to 5-year-old children.  The intervention simultaneously focuses psychotherapy on the parent-child relationship and develops a… Read More

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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
University of Colorado Boulder
Institute of Behavioral Science
UCB 483, Boulder, CO 80309

Email: blueprints@colorado.edu

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currently funded by Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) and historically has received funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.