Initiative Description: The Lions Quest program, an evidence-based program for preventing alcohol and drug use through social skill development and promotion of meaningful engagement in the school community.
Study Results: Positive perceptions of early adolescents on the quality of their relationships with friends outweigh the negative impression that can be created by peer pressures at this age.
Reference: Drolet, M., Arcand, I., Ducharme, D., & Leblanc, R. (2013). The sense of school belonging and implementation of a prevention program: toward healthier interpersonal relationships among early adolescents. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 30(6), 535-551. doi:10.1007/s10560-013-0305-5
Level of Evidence: Fair