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Topic:  Violent Behavior

The program aims to reduce or prevent children and youth's violent behaviors directed at themselves or others, including peers. This topic does not include programs that address violence by adults directed toward youth (see Child Abuse and Neglect topic).

Proven Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

HighScope Perry Preschool Program

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

New Hope Project

Nurse Family Partnership

Promising Programs

Child Development Project

Cognitive Relaxation Coping Skills

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)

Seattle Social Development Project

Second Step Violence Prevention

Syracuse Family Development Research Program

Other Reviewed Programs

Aggression Replacement Training

Aggressors, Victims, and Bystanders: Thinking and Acting to Prevent Violence

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

Community of Caring

Connect with Kids

Coping Power Program

Early Risers 'Skills for Success' Program

Facing History and Ourselves

Families And Schools Together (FAST)

Functional Family Therapy

Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)

Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT)

Lions-Quest Working Toward Peace

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

OSLC Treatment Foster Care

Parenting With Love and Limits


The Peacemakers Program: Violence Prevention for Students in Grades 4-8

Peers Making Peace

Positive Action

Preventive Treatment Program

Project Toward No Drug Abuse (Project TND)

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways (RIPP)

Safe Dates

Say It Straight Training

SMARTteam (Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together)

SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) Under 12 Outreach Project (SNAP ORP)

Strengthening Families Program

Teaching Students to be Peacemakers

Too Good for Drugs and Violence