Building Assets—Reducing Risks (BARR) is a school-based prevention program for 9th-grade youth. Teachers lead a series of 33, 30-minute group activities that aim to build social competency, increase student engagement, and prevent substance use. The program is bolstered by strengths-based support interventions for high-risk youth and parent involvement. The overall goal is to decrease the incidence of substance use, academic failure, truancy, and disciplinary incidents among 9th-grade youth.
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