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Creating Lasting Family Connections. Program Funding. The Creating Lasting Family Connections program is funded by Title V and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Program History. CLC was a program developed by the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES) in Louisville, KY.

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Creating lasting family connections

Creating Lasting Family Connections


Program funding

Program Funding

  • The Creating Lasting Family Connections program is funded by Title V and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.


Program history

Program History

  • CLC was a program developed by the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances (COPES) in Louisville, KY.


Description

Description

  • Creating Lasting Family Connections is a comprehensive, family strengthening, substance abuse and violence prevention curriculum serving an intended population of high-risk children 9 to 17 years of age and their families.

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Implementation

Implementation

  • Creating Lasting Family Connections is designed to be implemented in:

    • Churches

    • Schools

    • Recreation centers

    • Court-referred settings

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Program goals

Increase community engagement by implementing a successful family recruitment strategy

Improve parent knowledge and attitudes regarding drug issues, and improve their family management skills

Increase the knowledge and use of community services, including treatment and rehabilitation services, among participating families when needed

Improve the communication and refusal skills of participating youth

Delay onset and reduce frequency of alcohol and drug use among participating youth.

Program Goals


Curriculum

Youth

Refusal skills

Bonding with mother and father

Honest communication

Participation in family rule setting

Bonding with community

Social skills

Curriculum

The CLFC curriculum is designed to increase the following resiliency factors:

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Curriculum cont

Curriculum (cont.)

  • Family

    • Appropriate parental substance use knowledge and beliefs

    • Appropriate parental substance using behavior

    • Family management skills

    • Bonding with youth

    • Involvement of youth in family rule setting

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Research

Research

  • The CLFC program was evaluated rigorously using random assignment procedures, valid and reliable outcome measures, and multivariate analysis methods to uncover direct and conditional relationships between the program and outcomes.


Research cont

Research (cont.)

  • The program has been recognized as an effective science-based program by the following organizations:

    • Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

    • Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

    • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    • U.S. Department of Education

    • White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

    • International Youth Foundation


Program success

Program Success

  • The program has been implemented in 40 states with a variety of populations, including Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans.

  • This program has been proven effective in urban, suburban, and rural communities, many of which have been multi-ethnic in composition

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Recognition

Recognition

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Model Program

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice: Model Program

  • U.S. Department of Education: Promising Program White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: Special Recognition Award International Youth Foundation Youth–Net: Model Program, selected for worldwide replication


Contact information

Contact Information

Trish Brutus, Community Initiatives Coordinator

330 Fountain Street

P.O. Box 1186

Lafayette, In 47902-1186

E-mail: [email protected]

Office Phone: 742-5046


References

References

1. Department of Health Promotion and Education, Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://www.strengtheningfamilies.org/index.html

2. COPES, "Creating Lasting Family Connections" Program for Youth & Family Strengthening. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://copes.org/include/index.htm

3. Creating Lasting Connections, Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://casat.unr.edu/bestpractices/view.php?program=26

4. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, The Global Youth Network. Retrieved March 25, 2007, Web site: http://www.unodc.org/youthnet/youthnet_action_good_practice_creating_lasting.html

5. Interview with Trish Brutus on Feb 26, 2007.


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Image References

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Creators of presentation

Creators of Presentation

  • Purdue University ENGL 420 Business Writing Class:

    • Meghan Peters

    • Kyle Gavin

    • Allison Seagren

    • Drew Lahrman

    • Instructor: Nancy Quinn

  • PowerPoint produced April 12, 2007


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