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IMPORTANT LEGACY NOTICE: Legacy Programs have not been reviewed by the current National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The programs in this database were reviewed only under the previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system. This section is intended to be used for historical reference only. If you would like more information about a program listed here, please contact the program developer directly. The program developer of each Legacy Program listed here agreed to post program information on this site.

Coping Power

Brief Program Description

Coping Power is delivered to moderate to high-risk children in the late elementary school and early middle school years. The program lasts from 15 to 18 months and includes an integrated set of child and parent components. Coping Power is based on an empirical model of risk factors for substance use, and addresses high-risk children's deficits in social competence, self-regulation, school bonding, and positive parental involvement. The Coping Power child component consists of 33 group sessions and periodic individual sessions, and is delivered in school-based settings. The Coping Power parent component consists of 16 group sessions and periodic home visits and individual contacts. Postintervention results indicate that the program has had effects on reducing children's aggressive behavior and preventing their substance use.

Contact Information

For indepth information on this program, please use the contact listed below.

Nicole P. Powell, Ph.D.
Research Psychologist
University of Alabama
Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems
Box 870348
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: (205) 348-3535
Fax: (205) 348-3526

This program was designated as an Effective Program under SAMHSA's previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system.