ERIC Number: ED497999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative, funded by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice, is an ambitious federal effort to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The Initiative focuses on integrated prevention and treatment programs, strategies, and services designed to reduce violence and substance use among children, promote mental health, and enhance school safety. The SS/HS Initiative has awarded competitive grants to between 20 and 54 sites each year beginning in 1999. The Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is using two approaches to evaluate this Initiative: conducting a comprehensive cross-site evaluation and supporting consortia of local evaluators who conduct independent evaluations. The goal of these complementary evaluation strategies is to assess the effectiveness of collaborative community efforts to promote safe schools and facilitate healthy child and adolescent development. This brief report describes these strategies and lists the reports resulting from the evaluations.
Descriptors: Grants, Evaluators, Violence, School Safety, Human Services, Adolescent Development, Children, Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Educational Cooperation
RTI International. P.O. Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194. Tel: 919-541-6000; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.rti.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.