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School-Based Programs for Violence Prevention

Description:

The Task Force on Community Preventive Services reviewed published scientific evidence on the effectiveness of universal school-based programs to reduce or prevent violent behavior. This evidence proves that these programs decrease rates of violence and aggressive behavior among school-aged children. All grade levels demonstrated program effects, and an independent meta-analysis confirmed and supplemented these findings. Consequently, the Task Force recommends using universal school-based programs to prevent or reduce violent behavior.

Toolkit:

Injury & Violence Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Violence

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Task Force on Community Preventive Services

Submitted:

10/19/2007

Modified:

03/09/2009

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