|Program Name||Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program|
Formerly known as "Preventive Intervention," Bry's Behavioral Monitoring and Reinforcement Program is a secondary, school-based preventive intervention that aims to prevent juvenile delinquency, substance use, and school failure among high-risk adolescents in middle or junior high school. It attempts to decrease students' cynicism and increase their efficacy to deal with academic and social problems. BMRP endorses the belief that students' actions can bring about desired consequences and reinforces this belief by soliciting participation from teachers, parents, and individuals. BMRP has been replicated in several New Jersey towns (e.g., Highland Park, South River, Neptune, Middletown, and Franklin Township), as well as in Rochester, New York. The program has been selected by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence for inclusion among its “Promising” programs.
- Grade Level: from Seventh grade to Ninth grade
- Alcohol and/or drug use
- Social competency/life skills
- Other drug use
- Other behaviors
- Associated factors
Brenna Bry Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Rutgers University
152 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway , NJ 08854
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