A Letter From Our Director: Blueprints Process for Selecting Programs
Blueprints’ standards for program certification are recognized as the most rigorous in the field. Many registries solicit nominations and review only those studies submitted by the program developers, potentially omitting studies with null results.
Blueprints not only reviews nominated programs, but also performs an exhaustive search of the literature each month to identify programs addressing outcomes of interest (delinquency, substance use, emotional and physical well-being, academic success, and positive relationships). In other words, a great deal of time and work goes into our selection process. Get the full breakdown of how it all comes together.
Director, Blueprints Initiative
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science
University of Colorado Boulder email@example.com
Featured Model Program Body Project Blueprints Certified: 2015 Ages Served: Late Adolescence – High School, Early Adulthood Program Outcome: Mental Health – Other, Physical Health and Well-Being A four-session group intervention to prevent the onset of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating among female high school and college students with body image concerns.
Featured Promising Program Child First Blueprints Certified: 2016 Ages Served: Infant, Early Childhood – Preschool Program Outcome: Child Maltreatment, Early Cognitive Development, Externalizing A two-generation home visitation program, Child First provides psychotherapeutic services and intensive care coordination, while building adult reflective and executive capacity, to prevent or diminish serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning disabilities, and abuse and neglect among young children.
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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is 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.