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Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
     Type of Setting
       Middle School
     Type of Service
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Violent Behavior

Evidence Level  (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs

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Program Overview

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) is a school-based program designed to prevent violence by teaching conflict resolution strategies and skills to middle and junior high school students. The primary program components are a classroom curriculum and peer mediation of conflicts.

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Program Reviews

The Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP) 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:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

USDOE: Exemplary and Promising Safe, Disciplined, and Drug Free Schools Programs 2001, pp. 116-118PDF file

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