Communities that Care Programme proven to be effective
Communities That Care was tested in a randomized controlled trial. 24 communities across 7 states were matched in pairs within state and randomly assigned to either receive CTC or serve as control communities.
In this trial, a panel of 4407 students from CTC and control communities was followed and surveyed annually from Grade 5. By the spring of Grade 8, significantly fewer of the panel students from the CTC communities had health and behaviour problems than those from the control communities.