Communities in Schools (CIS)

Note: The CIS program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

Scientific Rating:
NR
Not able to be Rated
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
Medium
See descriptions of 3 levels

About This Program

Communities in Schools (CIS) has been reviewed by the CEBC in the area of: Behavioral Management Programs for Adolescents in Child Welfare, but lacks the necessary research evidence to be given a Scientific Rating.

Target Population: Adolescents, especially those at-risk, and youth-serving organizations

Brief Description

Communities in Schools (CIS) is a youth‐serving and dropout prevention organization. The mission of CIS is to link community resources and provide direct services to help young people succeed, stay in school, and prepare for life. CIS offers short-term services to every student and longer-term interventions that target students who need intensive ongoing assistance. The CIS Model is an approach that provides community-based, integrated student services with the following components:

  • Active engagement of a school-based coordinator
  • Comprehensive school- and student-level needs assessment
  • Community asset assessment and identification of service partners
  • Annual school and student-level plans for delivery of prevention and intervention services
  • Delivery of appropriate prevention and intervention services
  • Data collection and evaluation for reporting and modification of service strategies

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Training is obtained:

Information on training can be obtained by emailing cis@cisnet.org

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Child Welfare Outcomes: Not Specified

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Communities in Schools (CIS).

References

Hammond, C., Linton, D., Smink, J., & Drew, S. (2007). Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs. Clemson, SC: National Dropout Prevention Center, Communities In Schools, Inc.

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: Communities In Schools National Office
Website: www.communitiesinschools.org
Email:
Phone: (800) 247-4543 x7 or (703) 519-8999

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2013

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: August 2011