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Awarded Cooperative Agreement to Prevent Violence and Violence-Related Injury

An Arts-Based Initiative for the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls

FOA Number: CE00-074 - Demo Proj Early Interven & Prev Sex Viol & Ipv Among Racial& Ethnic Pop
Project Period: 09/30/00-09/29/05
Application/Grant Number: 1-US4-CE319009-01
Principal Investigator: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean for PhD Programs and Research
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
525 North Wolfe Street – Room 436
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 410-955-2778
Fax: 410-614-8285


This demonstration project further develops and evaluates an existing Historic East Baltimore anti-violence Summer Theatre Project involving students from five middle schools in a year -round after school mentoring and arts -based anti-violence program.

Initiatives include a variety of arts -based student activities related to violence prevention (summer and after school theatre projects, a during and/or after school visual arts project, and a web page design project) and curricular components for all 7th graders violence prevention and early intervention student support groups, and teacher and staff training on the subject. High school students who are part of the summer theatre performance will be mentors in the after school middle school theatre project. In addition, there will be a collaboration with a university urban health initiative, an RWJ funded initiative to increase capacity in Baltimore after-school programs (Safe and Sound), and the Baltimore City Schools and the School of Nursing.

The evaluation will be based on a change theory approach with baseline, intermediate, and long-term outcomes (quantitative and qualitative data) contrasting three intervention schools with two comparison schools. The comparison schools will begin development and implementation of the intervention during the third and fourth years of the project with evaluation of their progress as well as analysis of differences with the index schools at year three. In addition, participants of the summer theatre project will be compared with other youth without exposure to such programs to determine attitude changes about violence.