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Too Good for Violence

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Program Info

Outcome Areas
Healthy and Safe Children

Youths not using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs
Children and youth not engaging in violent behavior or displaying serious conduct problems

Topic Areas

     Age of Child
       Early Childhood (0-8)
       Middle Childhood (9-12)
       Adolescence (13-18)
     Type of Setting
       Elementary School
       Middle School
       High School
     Type of Service
       Instructional Support
       Youth Development
     Type of Outcome Addressed
       Behavior Problems
       Physical Health
       Substance Use and Dependence

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

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Program Overview

Too Good for Violence is a school-based violence prevention and character education program designed to improve student behavior and minimize aggressions among students in kindergarten through grade 12. The sessions vary by grade level in order to provide developmentally appropriate content based on the risk and protective factors most significant for each grade level.

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Program Reviews

The Too Good for 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:

Find Youth Info Program Directory

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

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

USDOE What Works Clearinghouse

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