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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Community Safety"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

Scientifically Supported

Introduce a short-term family-based intervention therapy focused on strengths, protective factors and risk factors for youth with delinquency, violence, or substance abuse problems, and their families

Community Safety

Health care screening & follow-up for intimate partner violence

Some Evidence

Assesses past or present experience of intimate partner violence among female patients in health care settings and provides follow-ups such as counseling or referrals for services

Community Safety

Home water temperature safety education

Scientifically Supported

Educate families about safe water temperatures during prenatal or well-baby visits, and, often provide home water temperature safety equipment

Community Safety

In-vehicle monitoring & feedback for novice drivers and families

Some Evidence

Support use of in-vehicle devices that alert novice drivers when they have high g-force events (e.g., rapid acceleration, braking, or turning) and allow families to review driving performance later

Community Safety

Juvenile curfews

Evidence of Ineffectiveness

Restrict youth under a certain age from being in public places during certain hours, usually at night

Community Safety

Kinship care for children removed from home due to maltreatment

Scientifically Supported

Arrange full-time foster care by adults who are not a child’s parents but who have a kinship bond with a child (e.g., relatives, tribe members, godparents, etc.)

Community Safety

Mentoring programs: delinquency

Scientifically Supported

Enlist mentors to develop relationships and spend time individually with at-risk mentees for an extended period; mentors have greater knowledge, skills, etc. than mentees

Alcohol and Drug Use  ·  Community Safety

Multi-component fall prevention interventions for older adults

Scientifically Supported

Provide a fixed, multi-component set of fall prevention interventions to older adults, usually in community settings

Community Safety  ·  Quality of Care

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) for juvenile offenders

Scientifically Supported

Use an intensive, family- and community-based intervention that addresses individual and environmental factors that affect antisocial behaviors among serious juvenile offenders

Community Safety

Neighborhood watch

Scientifically Supported

Support the efforts of neighborhood residents to work together in preventing crime by reporting suspicious or potentially criminal behavior to local law enforcement

Community Safety