PROJECT STAR (Midwestern Prevention Project): Overview.

Göçmen A., Derin N., Metin A. , Kariper I. A.

Journal of community psychology, no.1, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcop.22720
  • Title of Journal : Journal of community psychology
  • Keywords: drug prevention, drug use, Midwestern Prevention Project, Proje Star, DRUG-ABUSE PREVENTION, HIGH-RISK, PROGRAM, HEALTH, INTERVENTION, GROWTH, ADOLESCENCE, BEHAVIORS, VIOLENCE


The program designed to prevent substance use should be planned in multiple dimensions. One of these programs is Project Star. This study aims to evaluate the studies on the Project Star and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the program. For this purpose, the keywords "Project Star" and "Midwestern Prevention Project" were scanned from databases. The results of these studies were evaluated by giving a summary of the studies included in the study. As a result, the strengths of Project Star are that it is multidimensional, focuses on early development periods, includes the individual's ecological environment, and reduces substance use in later development periods, and not having an internet-based version. This situation has been identified as its weaknesses since its situation in other societies is unknown due to its cost and limited international applications.