Project

PrevenText Adolescent Texting Program Evaluation

PrevenText Adolescent Texting Program Evaluation

Principal Investigator: Sale, Elizabeth W.
Funder: St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (through Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc.)
Official Title: Evaluation of the Preferred Family Healthcare PrevenText Adolescent Texting Program

Evaluation of a newly developed texting program for adolescents living in St. Louis County who are in substance abuse treatment at Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc. Using two-way messaging, clinical staff at Preferred Family Healthcare will provide substance-abusing adolescent clients and their caregivers with information, tips, supportive messages, appointment reminders and substance abuse knowledge to school staff. The evaluation will determine whether the program is increasing treatment participation, reducing youth substance use, enhancing their protective factors, increasing youth, caregiver and teacher knowledge about substance use and enhancing the self-efficacy of teacher and other school staff to more effectively work with youth who are at risk of substance abuse.

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