• Our on-site events are more than just informative presentations: our goal is to use adult learning and participatory training methods to create interactive learning communities. Participants are encouraged to share the lessons they’ve learned from their own sites and projects.

    Event Planning
  • CARS is passionate about bringing innovative and evidence-based practices to the prevention field. However, we understand that organizations don’t always have the time or tools to apply complex research. CARS has developed hundreds of high-quality publications to help bridge this gap.

    Product & Resource Development
  • We provide training and technical assistance on choosing evaluation tools, developing evaluation instruments, conducting needs and resource assessments, collecting data, analyzing and summarizing data in meaningful ways, and reporting data.

    Evaluation
  • CARS leads long-term, comprehensive training and technical assistance (TTA) centers on prevention initiatives across California and, more recently, nationwide. Our systematic approach to TTA is built on decades of experience in the prevention field.

    Training and Technical Assistance
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Welcome to the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)!

We are a small California 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to enriching the prevention field by promoting evidence-based practice. Incorporated in 2001, we provide training and technical assistance to major initiatives in mental health, substance abuse, stigma reduction, suicide prevention, and safe and healthy schools and colleges. With every project we take on, our mission is to foster safe, healthy, and engaged individuals and communities. We hope we will have the opportunity to support your organization in bridging the gap between research and application.