Reconnecting Youth (RY) & Coping and Support Training (CAST) have been implemented in communities throughout the United States as well as internationally (in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, and Spain) and have been recognized by the US Department of Education and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and Administration as “Legacy” Model Programs. Reconnecting Youth, CAST and Family Engagement programs continue to be implemented in an estimated 3,000 settings annually. Several states, including California, Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, and Texas have adopted RY and/or CAST as evidence-based programs, recommending them to mental health and drug and alcohol prevention agencies, school districts, faith-based partners, and other youth-serving agencies.
Our evidence-based programs can be implemented as a Tier 2 or a Tier 3 intervention within the MTSS and PBIS frameworks, depending on how you select your participants. Students who participate in either RY or CAST will demonstrate positive changes in School Connectedness, Mood Management, Suicide Risk Behaviors and Drug Use Control (including staying drug free).