Blueprints for healthy youth development


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
Institute of Behavior Science, University of Colorado Boulder

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Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development is a registry of evidence-based positive youth development programs. Blueprints programs are identified based upon an initial review of a program’s evaluation evidence by Blueprints staff. An advisory board consisting of seven experts in the field of positive youth development conducts a final review and recommendation. The 5% of submitted programs which meet their selection criteria are designated as “promising” or “model”. Promising programs meet the minimum standard of effectiveness. Model programs meet a higher standard and provide greater confidence in the program’s capacity to change behavior. One suicide prevention program is listed as a promising program in Blueprints.