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Assisting in Rehabilitating Kids (ARK)

Implementation Setting: 
Specialized setting
Intervention Length: 
10 to 20 sessions
Age Group: 
Race / Ethnicity: 
Outcomes Affected: 
Recent sexual activity
Study Rating: 

Program Summary

Assisting in Rehabilitating Kids (ARK) is an intervention for substance dependent youth designed to increase abstinence and safer sex practices, and reduce risky sex behaviors. The intervention is delivered in small groups after the participants' initial detoxification in the drug treatment facilities. Delivery methods include games, group discusion, lectures, practice, and training. ARK is adapted from the Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART) program.

Read the full Implementation Report, which includes:

  • Program Overview
  • Program Components
  • Implementation Requirements and Guidance
  • Implementation Readiness Assessment

Read the research on the ARK program on ASPE's website.

Content created by the
Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on
Tuesday, July 14, 2015