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The Lists of Evidence-Based Programs: Multiple federal agencies have put together registries that list evidence-based programs. Registries include programs that impact outcomes that reduce teen pregnancy, as well as programs that impact risky behaviors and situations that place students at risk for teen pregnancy. Many lists are categorized, similar to a consumer guide, so communities can search for programs that best fit their needs.


US Department of Health and Human Services Lists:

US Department of Education Lists:  

US Department of Justice Lists: 

  • What works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services:
  • Searchable data base by category of more than 200 evidence-based programs impacting a wide range of topics including substance abuse, mental health, gang violence, bullying, and education programs:

A Guide to Evidence and Innovation:  

  • The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, made up of 12 federal departments and five federal agencies, launched a website dedicated to helping communities put evidence-based programs and practices for youth in place. See more at:

 Families and Youth Resources:

  •  A resource of the Family and Youth Services Bureau, a division of the Department of Health & Human Services dedicated to promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities:
  • An interactive website that gives parents a chance to role play talking to their children about the dangers of underage drinking:

CDC Adolescent and School Health Sites: 

US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Sites:


Websites and Contact Information for Other DSHS Youth Programming by Subject:

LATEST Research
  • Nation at a Glance: Declining Teen Birth Rates by State
    According to a recent National Vital Statistics Report, birth rates for U.S. teenagers fell 57% between 1191 and 2013.
  • The Community Builder's Approach to Theory of Change
    FYSB is committed to helping its grantees understand and adopt evidence-based interventions, where appropriate. The bureau has been helping grantees implement evidence-based approaches for the past three years through the Personal Responsibility Education Program. FYSB supports teen pregnancy prevention programs whose curricula or interventions are informed by research evidence.
  • Mentoring
    Positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models Today, 8.5 million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults (Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009). Mentoring—which matches youth or “mentees” with responsible, caring “mentors,” usually adults—has been growing in popularity as both a prevention and intervention strategy over the past decades. Mentoring provides youth with mentors who can develop an emotional bond with the mentee, have greater experience than the mentee, and can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals (DuBois and Karcher, 2005). Mentoring relationships can be formal or informal with substantial variation, but the essential components include creating caring, empathetic, consistent, and long-lasting relationships, often with some combination of role modeling, teaching, and advising. .
  • The Impact of School-Connected Behavioral and Emotional Health Interventions on Student Academic Performance
    This annotated bibliography provides a systematic review of current literature published between 2001 and 2013 and summarizes findings on the relationship between prevention-focused behavioral health interventions, such as social and emotional (SEL) learning programs, and their impact on academic outcomes.
  • Getting to Outcome (GTO) Planning Framework
    Getting to Outcomes (GTO) framework provides a ten-step framework for four phases of program planning work
  • Bullying, Sexual, and Dating Violence Trajectories From Early to Late Adolescence
    Report regarding bullying, sexual, and dating violence in adolescence
  • YRBS Report 2013
    This report summarizes results for 104 health-risk behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma from the 2013 national YRBS and overall trends in health-risk behaviors during 1991–2013.
  • Paternal Influences on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Structured Litrature Review
    The objective of this study was to conduct a structured review to assess the role of paternal influence on adolescent sexual behavior and to assess the methodological quality of the paternal influence literature related to adolescent sexual behavior.
  • Introduction to Human Trafficking
    Human trafficking destroys a person’s dignity and strips away an individual’s humanity. Human traffickers hold men, women, and children against their will and, through force, fraud or coercion, make them work – many times in the sex industry – for little or no income. Severe and constant abuse – in some cases leading to death – and brain washing are used to destroy the captive’s self-worth and erode the value of human life.
  • Adolescent Dating Violence Prevention and Intervention in a Community Setting: Perspectives of Young Adults and Professionals
    This study examines the perspectives of two groups (young adults who experienced Adolescent Dating Violence as teens and professionals who work with teens) on ADV prevention/intervention in a community context.