The rigorous evaluations we undergo continue to yield positive results
In December, 2015, we were listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), adding to our status as evidence based by the NH Center for Excellence in Alcohol and Other Drug Services.
“Evaluation results indicated significant increases in students’ understanding that media violence is often glorified, unrealistic, and can make children act more violently, and advertising can make smoking and fast foods look healthy and can affect children’s desires and behaviors.”
David S. Bickham & Ronald G. Slaby (Effects of a Media Literacy Program in the US on Children’s Critical Evaluation of Unhealthy Media Messages about Violence, Smoking, and Food), Journal of Children and Media, Volume 6, Number 2, May 2012
“Maintaining New Hampshire’s distinction as one of the safest states in the nation is our most important responsibility…This evidenced-based approach will help parents, educators and young people understand media’s role in influencing behavior.”
NH US Senator Maggie Hassan, then Governor, State of the State 2014