What types of outcomes may be expected with Positive Action® (PA)?

Data from Chicago randomized study shows:

Reduced Antisocial Behavior:

36% reduction in violence behavior

51% reduction in bullying behaviors

27% reduction in disruptive behaviors

Reduced Substance Use:

31% reduction in substance use behavior

Students in the Positive Action schools were 20-39% less likely to have ever used tobacco, alcohol, or marijuana than students in control schools.

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development recognizes Positive Action as an Evidence-Based model program.  Visit the website for more information on outcomes for Positive Action.


Positive Action has been shown to have a wide variety of impacts.  The developer has summarized these impacts on their website by subject area:


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