Programs that Work
Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence
Healthy and Safe Children
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems
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Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence is a 12-session curriculum designed to prevent or reduce violence by altering patterns of thought and action among youth in grades 6 to 9. The foundation of the curriculum is the think-first model that teaches youth to deal with stressful situations by first taking a moment to deliberately remain calm, consider the situation in order to ensure they are accurately interpreting it, and decide on a way to respond to the situation that non-aggressive.
The Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.
This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below: