Clearinghouse Resource

Title

CASASTART (Striving Together to Achieve Rewarding Tomorrows)

Authors/Editors

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

1992, 11 pages

Description of Resource

"CASASTART (Striving Together to Achieve Rewarding Tomorrows) is a community-based, school-centered program designed to keep high-risk 8- to 13-year-old youth free of substance abuse and crime involvement. It is based on the assumption that while all preadolescents are vulnerable to experimentation with substances, those who lack effective human and social support are especially vulnerable. CASASTART seeks to build resiliency in the youth, strengthen families, and make neighborhoods safer for children and their families. It promotes collaboration among the key stakeholders in a community or neighborhood and provides case managers to work daily with high-risk children and youth." - Publisher's description

Languages

English

Availability

https://www.crimesolutions.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?ID=284