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
Sets a standard for exemplary, research-based violence and drug programs
and for implementing these programs with fidelity to the models. By The
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Institute of Behavioral
Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. Funded by OJJDP. Selection
Model Programs: 1) evidence of deterrent effect with a strong research
design, 2) sustained effect, and 3) multiple site replication.
Promising Programs: only No. 1.
Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency
Results of the 1999 search for "best practice" family strengthening
programs by program type and age group; Prepared by 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). Links and two-page summaries of family-focused programs
that have been proven to be effective.
and Promising ProgramsUS Department of Education list evaluation
criteria: Evidence of efficacy, quality of program, educational
significance, and usefulness to others.
Exemplary, Model, and Promising Programs to Strengthen Families
Child, Adolescent, and Family Program. Promotes
and ensures that the mental health needs of children and their families
are met within the context of community-based systems of care.
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
The Healthy Start Initiative was established in 1991 by the
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Public
Health Service. The initiative's primary purpose was to reduce infant
mortality by 50 percent and generally improve maternal and infant health
in at-risk communities.
Maryland Blueprints Manual
The Maryland Blueprints web site is designed to help
community planning groups select youth-focused prevention programs based
on their individual goals and objectives. The programs included in this
site have been shown by research to reduce or prevent substance use/abuse,
crime, delinquency and/or anti-social behavior.
Model School-Based Mental Health Programs That Make A Difference
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.
Prevention Strategies that Work
Describes prevention practices that
K-8 public school administrators have found to be effective in
accelerating school performance, increasing readiness for learning, and
reducing problem behaviors; Derives from six different research
partnerships between public schools and universities across the United
States. Each team focused on students with -- and at risk of developing
--emotional and behavioral disorders. Compiled by the
Center For Effective
Collaboration And Practice (CECP). All projects in this guide received
funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Promising Practices in After-School (or "PPAS") System
An effort to find and share ideas, activities and practices that are
working in after-school programs. The PPAS website is for after-school
program directors, youth workers, teachers, parents, community members and
others interested in improving the quality of after school programs.
Practices Network - Research Brief
Links to short summaries of research findings or synthetic summaries of
research, organized by the five result areas used in the Promising and
Proven Programs section.
Safe and Sound
An Educational Leader's Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional
Learning Programs. Pre-publication available for viewing. By
The Collaborative for
Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
SAMHSA Model Programs
Features programs that have been tested in communities, schools, social
service organizations, and workplaces across America, and have provided
solid proof that they have prevented or reduced substance abuse and other
related high-risk behaviors and created positive change in the lives of
youth. Programs included have been reviewed by SAMHSA's National Registry
of Effective Programs (NREP). This Web site serves as a comprehensive
resource for anyone interested in learning about and/or implementing these
Systems of Care – Promising Practices in Children’s Mental Health
Monographs for 2001: 1) Wraparound: Stories from the Field, 2) Learning
from Families: Identifying Service Strategies for Success, 3) Promising
Practices in Early Childhood Mental Health. Each available for download
free of charge. Executive Summaries are available to browse online in both
English and Spanish. Hard copies $12.
THE SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT ON YOUTH VIOLENCE
Summarizes the state of the science on youth violence and prevention.
Identifies science-based strategies that can be implemented by parents,
schools, and communities to decrease the risk of youth violence. Describes
specific programs that meet criteria for Model and Promising Categories.
Selection criteria -
Model Programs: 1) Rigorous experimental design, 2) significant
deterrent effects on violence or serious delinquency, 3) any risk factor
for violence with large effect sizes (.30 or greater), 4) replication with
demonstrated effects and sustainability of effects.
Promising Programs: The same as Model Programs with the 2 differences:
1) Significant deterrent effects on any risk factor for violence with an
effective size of .10 or greater, 2) either replication or sustainability
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