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The Best Practices Section of the Portal is a searchable list of chronic disease prevention and health promotion interventions which provides program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to successful public health programs, interventions and policies that have been evaluated and have the potential to be adapted and used.

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Early Risers

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A multi-component program for children aged 6-12 years who exhibit early adjustment difficulties (i.e., aggressive behaviour). The target of the program is to provide early intervention to mitigate later risky behaviours such as substance abuse. The program is delivered over …

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Al’s Pals

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Al’s Pals is a resilience-based early childhood curriculum and teacher training program that develops social-emotional skills, self-control, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making in children ages 3-8 years old. The program is designed to: Help young children regulate their own feelings …

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Attachment and Biobehavioural Catch-up (ABC) Intervention

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The ABC intervention was designed to enhance sensitive, nurturing care and to decrease frightening behaviour among parents caring for infants (6 months to 2 years of age) who are at risk for neglect and/or maltreatment or who have experienced early …

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Caring Dads: Helping Fathers Value their Children Program

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The Caring Dads program targets the needs of fathers who are abusive or at risk of being abusive. This 17 week group intervention aims to: increase men’s awareness of the impact of coercive, shaming and under-involved behaviour on children; enhance …

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Centering Pregnancy

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CenteringPregnancy is a model of group care that integrates health assessment, education, and support, into a unified program within a group setting. Adolescents with similar gestational ages meet together, learn care skills, participate in facilitated discussion, and develop a support …

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Communities That Care

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Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-and-protection-based system that enables local communities to engage in multi-level, multi-sectorial prevention planning and implement evidence-based programs. Communities are empowered to use data on community levels of risk and protection as diagnostic information to …

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Connect©

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Connect© is a 10-week principle-based program for parents and alternate caregivers of aggressive, antisocial and delinquent teens that integrates research on adolescent-parent attachment, adolescent development and effective parenting practices. The program focuses on the enhancement of the building blocks of …

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Family Talk

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The Family Talk preventive intervention is a strength-based, family-focused program targeting families in which one or both parents have depression. Children of parents with mood disorders are two to four times more likely to develop mood disorders themselves, relative to …

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Family Thriving Program

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The Family Thriving Program (FTP), a child abuse prevention intervention, was designed as an add-on to the Healthy Start home visitation program (rather than as a free-standing program). Home visitation programs involve the provision of education to mothers (or perspective …

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Good Behavior Game

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The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a classroom-based behaviour management strategy for elementary school that teachers use along with a school’s standard instructional curricula. GBG uses a classroom-wide game format using teams and rewards to socialize children to the role …

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