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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2007

A recommendation to reduce rates of violence among school-aged children and youth by means of universal school-based violence prevention programs. (Community Guide Recommendation)

Description of Resource: 
Universal, school-based programs are recommended for preventing or reducing violent behavior on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness. Universal school-based programs to reduce violence are designed to teach all students in a given school or grade about the problem of violence and its prevention or about one or more of the following topics or skills intended to reduce aggressive or violent behavior: emotional self-awareness, emotional control, self-esteem, positive social skills, social problem solving, conflict resolution, or team work. In this recommendation, violence refers to both victimization and perpetration.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Injury and Violence Prevention
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force. A recommendation to reduce rates of violence among school-aged children and youth by means of universal school-based violence prevention programs. Am J Prev Med [Internet]. 2007 Aug [cited 2013 Feb 21];33(2S):S112-3. Available from http://www.thecommunityguide.org/violence/School_Recomendations.pdf