Communities that Care is a US-based initiative to reduce risky youth behaviours (violence, delinquency, dropping out of school, psychoactive substance abuse, teen pregnancy). It uses collective impact strategies in which all stakeholders come together to act on risk factors in communities, families, schools, and individuals. This program’s effectiveness in bringing lasting change to communities has been proven.
Type of intervention: Universal prevention and targeted prevention
Source: « Investing in Your Community’s Youth: An Introduction to the Communities That Care System »
Description de l’action
The Une école et son quartier en santé project applies the Healthy Schools approach of the Québec ministry of education. The program starts with a multi-sector partnership process in underprivileged areas in which partners focus on the well-being of youth and their families.
Statistics show that youth who attend schools which implement the program are more successful. In addition, school staff are more effective in taking preventive action, and parents and community organizations are more engaged with students and with community life.
Type d’intervention : Universal prevention and targeted prevention