Some youth programs may benefit the next generation, too

Youth programs designed to prevent drug use and delinquency and support healthy development can reap lasting benefits for their future kids, according to a decades-long study.

The research focuses on a program called Raising Healthy Children, which researchers in the University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group monitored in several Seattle elementary schools in the 1980s.

The program was among the first to test the idea that problem behaviors could be prevented with specialized training for teachers, parents, and young children.

“This is the first published study to show that a broadly implemented, early childhood prevention program can have positive

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