Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Does the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Reduce Substance Use and Violence, Increase Access to Mental Health Services, Improve School Climate, and Improve Coordination and Service Integration?


This evaluation examined whether the Program Theory Model is supported by data already collected by Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees. The study investigated how elements of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Model were influenced by pre-grant conditions, grant operations, and change over time to produce near-term and long-term outcomes.

For elementary, middle, and high schools participating in the SS/HS grant program, there were significant increases in the proportion of students receiving school-based mental health services. Decreases in perceptions of gang activity as a problem were found for elementary and middle schools participating in the SS/HS grant program. For participating high schools, there were significant reductions in 30-day alcohol use.

Report Title: National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Final Report August 2013
Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Melanie Brown, 240-276-1909
Performer: RTI International
Record ID: 10128 (September 30, 2013)

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