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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

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

School-Based Secondary Prevention Programs for Preventing Violence

Description of Resource: 
Aggressive behavior in childhood is a risk factor for violence and criminal behavior in adulthood. This systematic review looked at the effectiveness of school-based secondary prevention programs targeted at children identified as aggressive or at risk of being aggressive. The review identified 56 studies—and overall findings show that school-based secondary prevention programs aimed at reducing aggressive behavior do appear to produce improvements in behavior. Both primary- and secondary-school age groups, and both mixed-sex groups and boys-only groups, showed improvements.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
Cochrane Library
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Mytton JA, DiGuiseppi C, Gough D, Taylor RS, Logan S. School-based secondary prevention programmes for preventing violence. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004606. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004606.pub2. Available from: