Research Center

Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC)

The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center is an international leader in prevention science.

Since 1998, the PRCs focus has been on improving the health and well-being of children, families, and communities, particularly those most vulnerable. We conduct research, provide technical assistance, develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs, and translate research to policy. Our goal is to prevent the development of behavioral, mental, academic and physical problems in children, youth, and parents by creating healthy, caring and compassionate, nurturing environments.

Center for Communities That Care (CTC)

For over 30 years the Center for Communities That Care (CTC) has sought to investigate and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development in youth and adults.

Center for Communities That Care is a recognized leader in the field of prevention research. Our efforts to understand how risk and protective factors influence development have resulted in hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed journals and led to the development of tested and effective interventions.

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programsproductspractices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?”

Results First Clearinghouse

The Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses. It applies color-coding to the clearinghouses’ distinct rating systems, creating a common language that enables users to quickly see where each program falls on a spectrum from negative impact to positive impact. As such, this database can help users easily access and understand the evidence base for a variety of programs.