A List of Violence Prevention Programs And Their Websites

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action

Best Practices is the first of its kind to look at the effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring. These programs are drawn from real-world experiences of professionals and advocates who have successfully worked to prevent violence among children and adolescents. As a CDC publication, the sourcebook also documents the science behind each best practice and offers a comprehensive directory of resources for more information about programs that have used these practices.

Blueprints for Violence Prevention

In 1996, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), with funding from the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and the Centers for Disease Control (and later from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency), initiated a project to identify ten violence prevention programs that met a very high scientific standard of program effectiveness-programs that could provide an initial nucleus for a national violence prevention initiative. Our objective was to identify truly outstanding programs, and to describe these interventions in a series of "blueprints" which describe the theoretical rationale, the core components of the program as implemented, the evaluation designs and results, and the practical experiences programs encountered while implementing the program at multiple sites. .

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's (CSAP) Model Programs Website

CSAP's Model Program Web site is for everyone involved in preventing substance abuse and creating positive change in the lives of youth. The highly successful model programs featured on this Web site can be replicated at the community level-adopted in their entirety or used to guide improvements or expanded services in an existing substance abuse prevention program.

Exemplary Mental Health Programs: School Psychologists As Mental Health Providers

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) publication Exemplary Mental Health Programs: School Psychologists As Mental Health Providers is in response to the growing demand by policy makers and school administrators for programs that make a sustained contribution to the development and achievement of children. As the federal government makes decisions about funding Safe And Drug Free Schools and Title I, they are demanding that school districts implement programs that are research-based and proven to work.

Hamilton Fish Prevention Programs

The Institute, with assistance from Congress, was founded in 1997 to serve as a national resource to test the effectiveness of school violence prevention methods and to develop more effective strategies. The Institute's goal is to determine what works and what can be replicated to reduce violence in America's schools and their communities.

Prevention and Early Intervention Web Page

The Prevention and Early Intervention Web Page is intended to provide prevention practitioners with information on best and promising practices. We hope to reach professionals, consumers, and students across a range of disciplines, including mental health, education, special education, juvenile justice, and public policy.

Reviews of Prevention Research Database

This data base comprises references and abstracts of English-language reviews of prevention research targeting children and/or adolescents. The database was constructed from manual searches, searches of other on-line scientific literature databases, and information supplied by experts in the field. Given this search strategy, most references are published journal articles, books, and book chapters. Only reviews that have appeared since January 1, 1992 are included.

Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools Expert Panel: Searching for the Best Programs

The purpose of the Panel is to oversee a process for identifying and designating as promising and exemplary school-based programs that promote safe, disciplined, and drug-free schools. Once programs are designated as exemplary or promising, the Department will disseminate information about the programs and will encourage their use in new sites.

Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is pleased to provide the results of the 1999 search for "best practice" family strengthening programs. In the following pages you will find two page summaries of family-focused programs which have been proven to be effective.

The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing School Safety Programs (PDF 352K)

A guide for teachers, principals, and school administrators trying to find the right school safety program. The manual identifies programs from around the country and describes the resources needed to implement each program.

Violence Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ's The SourceBook of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents.

The SourceBook is intended to serve as a tool and source of ideas for schools, agencies, and community members who are searching for strategies to help their young people live physically and emotionally healthy and safe lives. The SourceBook includes brief summaries of a wide variety of promising and effective programs that are available for adoption or adaptation.

Virginia Effective Practices Project (VEPP)

The Virginia Effective Practices Project (VEPP) is designed to promote and support effective, research-based practices in youth substance abuse and violence prevention. A collaborative initiative of the Virginia Department of Education and James Madison University, VEPP provides information, training, and technical assistance to establish in practice U. S. Department of Education Principles of Effectiveness.

Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General

This report — the first Surgeon General's report on youth violence — is a product of extensive collaboration. It reviews a massive body of research on where, when, and how much youth violence occurs, what causes it, and which of today's many preventive strategies are genuinely effective.