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NCJ Number: 168037 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Violence Prevention: Descriptions and Baseline Data From 13 Evaluation Projects
Journal: American Journal of Preventive Medicine  Volume:12  Issue:5  Dated:(September-October 1996 Supplement)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): K E Powell; D F Hawkins
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 139
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 17 papers examine childhood aggression and adolescent violence and describe and evaluate 13 community-based violence prevention interventions focused on children and adolescents.
Abstract: These programs are among 15 programs funded by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. They are based on the concept that violence prevention approaches must be both diverse and scientific. The programs use four types of strategies: individual interventions, interventions directed to families and peers, interventions directed toward social groups and organizations such as schools and neighborhoods, and macrosystem interventions directed at issues such as firearm availability or media exposure. Most projects use several strategies. The most common strategies were cognitive-behavioral training and social skills training. Participation rates at baseline ranged from 41 percent to 91 percent. Intervention and comparison groups were similar demographically, psychosocially, and behaviorally. Exposure to violent events and violent behavior was common. The effectiveness of the projects will be established over the next several years. Figures, tables, reference lists, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Aggression; Juvenile delinquency factors; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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