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09/03/06 - ISU research shows Extension programs produce long-term prevention of meth use
Iowa State University research programs designed to prevent destructive behaviors among youth have now been proven to be effective in reducing methamphetamine use by adolescents according to new results from two studies of more than 1,300 students from rural Iowa public schools by researchers from Partnerships in Prevention Science at Iowa State, working with ISU Extension.


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Spoth, R., Clair, S., & Trudeau, L. (Epub 2-14-13). Universal family-focused intervention with young adolescents: Effects on health-risking sexual behaviors and STDs among young adults. Prevention Science. DOI 10.1007/s11121-012-0321-2  

Spoth, R., Redmond, C., Mason, W. A., Schainker, L., & Borduin, L. (in press). Research on the Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14: Long-term effects, mechanisms, translation to public health, PROSPER partnership scale up. In L. M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of Drug Prevention. Washington, DC. American Psychological Association.  

Spoth, R., Trudeau, L., Shin, C., Ralston, E., Redmond, C., Greenberg, M., Feinberg, M. (2013).  Longitudinal effects of universal preventive intervention on prescription drug misuse: Three RCTs with late adolescents and young adults. American Journal of Public Health, 103(4), 665-672.   doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301209

Mason, W. A. & Spoth, R. L. (2012). Sequence of alcohol involvement from early onset to young adult alcohol abuse: Differential predictors and moderation by family-focused preventive intervention. Addiction, 107(12), 2137-2148. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03987.x.  (Combines ISFP and PDFY vs. Control)

Spoth, R., Trudeau, L., Guyll, M., & Shin, C. (2012). Benefits of universal intervention effects on a youth protective shield 10 years after baseline. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50, 414-417. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.06.010

Trudeau, L., Spoth, R., Randall, K., Mason, W. A., & Shin, C. (2012) Internalizing symptoms: Effects of a preventive intervention on developmental pathways from early adolescence to young adulthood. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 41, 788-801. DOI 10.1007/s10964-011-9735-6

Guyll, M., Spoth, R. L., Crowley, D. M.  (2011). An economic analysis of methamphetamine prevention effects and employer costs. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 577-585.

Spoth, R., Trudeau, L., Guyll, M., Shin, C., & Redmond, C. (2009). Universal intervention effects on substance use among young adults mediated by delayed adolescent substance initiation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 620-632. doi:10.1037/a0016029.

Spoth, R., Randall, G. K., & Shin, C. (2008). Increasing school success through partnership-based family competency training: experimental study of long-term outcomes. School Psychology Quarterly, 23(1), 70-89. doi:10.1037/1045-3830.23.1.70

Spoth, R., Clair, S., Shin, C., & Redmond, C. (2006). Long-term effects of universal preventive interventions on methamphetamine use among adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160, 876-882. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.9.876

Spoth, R., Shin, C., Guyll, M., Redmond, C., & Azevedo, K. (2006). Universality of effects: An examination of the comparability of long-term family intervention effects on substance use across risk-related subgroups. Prevention Science, 7, 209-224. doi:10.1007/s11121-006-0036-3

Spoth, R., Guyll, M., & Day, S. X. (2002). Universal family-focused interventions in alcohol-use disorder prevention: Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses of two interventions. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 63(2), 219 228.

Molgaard, V. M., Spoth, R., & Redmond, C. (2000). Competency training: The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10 14. OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin (NCJ 182208). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Spoth, R., Redmond, C., & Shin, C. (2000). Reducing adolescents' aggressive and hostile behaviors: Randomized trial effects of a brief family intervention four years past baseline. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 154, 1248 1257.

Spoth, R., Redmond, C., & Lepper, H. (1999). Alcohol initiation outcomes of universal family-focused preventive interventions: One- and two-year follow ups of a controlled study (Invited article for Alcohol and the Family: Opportunities for Prevention [Special issue]). Journal of Studies on Alcohol (Suppl. 13), 103 111.

Spoth, R., Reyes, M. L., Redmond, C., & Shin, C. (1999). Assessing a public health approach to delay onset and progression of adolescent substance use: Latent transition and loglinear analyses of longitudinal family preventive intervention outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(5), 619 630. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.67.5.619

Spoth, R., Redmond, C., & Shin, C. (1998). Direct and indirect latent-variable parenting outcomes of two universal family-focused preventive interventions: Extending a public health-oriented research base. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66(2), 385 399.

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