We have synthesized what we have learned from experimentally evaluated programs in Child Trends’ What Works database into fact sheets and grouped them into three categories:

Program Population

Latino/Hispanic, African American, Older Youth

Program Outcome

Social-Emotional Difficulties, Early Language and Literacy, Acting-Out/Externalizing, Asthma Education, Obesity, Substance Use, Reproductive Health, Civic Engagement

Program Approach

Home Visiting, Summer Learning, Parent Involvement, Self Sufficiency

Program Population

What Works for Disadvantaged and Adolescent Parent Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Programs and Interventions

August 2012

What Works for Male Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

August 2012

What Works for Female Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

August 2012

What Works for Latino/Hispanic Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

August 2012

What Works for African American Children and Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

February 2011

What Works for Older Youth During the Transition to Adulthood: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

March 2010

Program Outcome

What Works for Reducing Problem Behaviors in Early Childhood: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations

August 2015

What Works for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

December 2014

What Works for Bullying Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

October 2013

What Works for Asthma Education Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Programs and Interventions for Children

January 2012

What Works to Prevent or Reduce Internalizing Problems or Social-Emotional Difficulties in Adolescents

December 2011

What Works for Early Language and Literacy Development: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Intervention Strategies

June 2011

What Works for Acting-Out (Externalizing) Behavior: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions

April 2011

What Works for Promoting and Enhancing Positive Social Skills: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

March 2011

What Works for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Among Children: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

March 2010

What Works for Education: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Social Interventions to Enhance Educational Outcomes

May 2008

What Works for Civic Engagement: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

May 2008

What Works for Preventing and Stopping Substance Use in Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

May 2008

What Works for Adolescent Reproductive Health: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

May 2008

What Works for Mental Health: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions for Children’s Mental Health

2007

Program Approach

What Works for Mentoring Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

March 2013

What Works for Home Visiting Programs: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

July 2010

What Works for Parent Involvement Programs for Children: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions

December 2009

What Works for Parent Involvement Programs for Adolescents: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Social Interventions

December 2009

What Works for Summer Learning Programs for Low-Income Children and Youth: Preliminary Lessons from Experimental Evaluations

September 2009

What Works for Increasing Family Income and Parental Employment: Lessons from Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions

May 2008