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Evidence-Based Practices

This section features practices that have demonstrated their effectiveness through rigorous research.  These practices have been reviewed by a team of experts and summarized in a way that is easy to understand.

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Working families tax credit reform Choose translations of the previous link 
United Kingdom, 2012

Since 1971 the United Kingdom has had a system to alleviate the tax burden on working families called the Family Credit. Policy makers desired to increase the link between this income support and working as well as to make the benefit more generous. The Working Families’ Tax Credit (WFTC) replaced the Family Credit on October 5, 1999. To be eligible for the programme, a family must have at least one parent who works at least 16 hours per week and earns less than the threshold income level. The eligibility rules also depend on the number of children, number of adults, and formal childcare expenses.

School-based Alcohol Education Programme Choose translations of the previous link 
Germany

The school-based alcohol education was designed to change knowledge, attitudes and intentions toward underage alcohol use and abuse in middle school students.  The programme was implemented in seventh grade classes of students between 12 and 15 years old at 16 secondary schools near Hamburg in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany in 2006. The programme consisted of four interactive class lessons, a booklet for students and a booklet for parents.  Teachers participated in a three hour training session about the content of the intervention and the intended delivery structure.  Over a three month period, teachers were to distribute a booklet containing information about alcohol and consequences of alcohol use including violence, dependence, medical and economic effects to students and a booklet containing general information about alcohol, interactions with children and behaving as role models to the students’ parents.  Over the same period, teachers were to teach four class lessons, on the following subjects: legal requirements, advertisement, dealing with peer pressure, and acceptable contexts for alcohol.

 

Last updated: March 2014

Working Families Tax Credit Choose translations of the previous link 
United Kingdom, 1999

Since 1971 the United Kingdom has had a system called the Family Credit, which is
designed to alleviate the tax burden on working families. Policy makers desired
to strengthen the link between this income support and working, as well as to
make the benefit more generous, so in 1999, the Working Families’ Tax Credit
(WFTC) replaced the Family Credit.

Catch UpĀ® Literacy Choose translations of the previous link 
United Kingdom, 2012

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TigerKids Choose translations of the previous link 
Germany, 2014

The ‘‘TigerKids’’ intervention programme was developed to enhance regular physical activity and to modify habits of food and drink consumption in preschool children. The objectives of the programme are threefold: a) to increase physical activity games at the Kindergarten setting to at least 30 min/day; b) to replace high energy density snack foods with fresh fruit and vegetables and establish consumption of at least two portions/day of vegetables and fruits as a habit; c) to replace sugared beverages with water or other non-sugared drinks (e.g. non-sugared fruit tea) in the day care and reaching a habitual consumption of not more than one glass/day of sugared drinks and juices.