This intervention study is developing, conducting and evaluating a new approach to drug and sex-risk prevention in urban middle schools.
ICR’s work includes research and programming on a wide range of topics related to social justice, disparities, cultural representation, and community partnerships. Our research addresses health and wellbeing across the age spectrum and uses cutting edge social science and participatory research methodologies. Click on the links below for more information and examples of research and programming in each area of ICR’s work:
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This unique study piloted a performance-based intervention in partnership with Hartford youth, who developed drug-prevention messages to incorporate into performances of local artists at live shows, then disseminated them via a CD and other media.
Mental Health, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
ICR's prevention program in West Hartford is a collaboration between the West Hartford Substance Abuse Prevention Commission, Institute for Community Research, West Hartford high school students and school administration, and community members.
Community Alliances, Participatory Action Research, Science and Art, Specialized Methods, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Youth
This youth participatory action research (YPAR) program is a year round youth employment opportunity for economically disadvantaged youth in Meriden, Connecticut, funded by the Workforce Alliance, Inc.
ICR is working with food justice organizations across Connecticut to develop the next generation of leaders in the local food justice movement.